3 Ways Elevator Lighting Has Evolved
In the past, elevator lighting was extensive, consisted of limited design options and required high maintenance costs. In a time where LED is a more obvious choice due to higher focus on sustainability and energy efficiency, it comes as no surprise that both companies and designers are turning to this type of lighting. In this week’s blog post, we’ll present some of our thoughts towards the evolution of elevator lighting over the years.
Comfort and Cozy
Previously, elevator lighting consisted of spots in the ceiling, where the light made the interior visible. Considering low ceilings and the minimal space around the elevator area, this type of light offered glare which was very hard on the eyes. It could result in poor experience of those using the elevator.
Today; LED lights offers more choices with a consistent and far greater light quality as minimum glare, which will ultimately create a comfortable environment for users. The light can be adjusted to sunlight and be a big part in creating the right atmosphere.
Customize the lighting with the room’s design
Fluorescent lamps could not be customized in the past, but offered limited design options. With different types of LED panels, you have the opportunity to put together the lighting design tailored your specific needs. They are available in countless lengths, sizes and colors and can be used on elevator walls, ceilings or floors – this type of lamps will complete the elevator lighting with the room’s design.
In the past, maintenance was time-consuming and arduous. It was expensive to replace the fixtures and could quickly end up being costly. As we have said before, LEDs typically has a life of 50,000 hours, which beats traditional light sources with milestones. This is especially important for elevators, which typically have the light constantly on – you can choose to install motion or photoelectronic sensors and obtain additional savings. LED lights also have the advantage that they can withstand possible vibration that may occur.
Still wonder if LEDs are a good solution for elevators? Several studies show that you can achieve a 45% energy saving by replacing incandescent bulbs with LED. At the same time, it gives a better effect in terms of light visibility, comfort, color and attractiveness.