14 Jul Illumination of facades and monuments: all the keys to highlight the historical heritage
In NTE Sistemas we want to emphasize that a good treatment of the lighting of historic facades and monuments sign of identity of a population enhances, to a large extent, the experience of users who contemplate them.
That is why the lighting of such elements, more specifically the processes of installation, operation and maintenance are regulated by fairly complex regulations.
In this article, we are going to review the fundamental keys to correctly illuminate this type of monumental and architectural elements. Keep reading and don’t miss it!
ESSENTIAL ASPECTS TO CORRECTLY ILLUMINATE A FACADE
Although at first glance it may seem an easy task, lighting the facades of historic buildings and representative monuments correctly has a number of aspects to take into account that can hinder this work.
The type of luminaires, color temperature, intensity or distribution must be essential factors to be analyzed and treated in order to offer the best lighting for this type of elements, so that they can be enjoyed at night by anyone who wishes to admire them.
There are, in turn, important factors such as the investment budget or even the technical details of the construction, which must be assessed to get the best lighting to suit the needs of any facade or monument.
LIGHTING AESTHETICS AND DESIGN
Unlike other elements that can be illuminated, such as the lighting of parks and squares or urban lighting, the lighting of monuments and/or facades has a different application and characteristics.
For example, great care must be taken to avoid excessive lighting and to keep in mind that the light sources should be relatively inconspicuous so that, in the event of having to restore the monument, they can be easily removed.
CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
LED technology helps to promote the model of sustainable development, and can help to produce savings in electricity consumption estimated at almost 90%. In lighting projects of facades and monuments, where the lighting is constant at night, it should be a very important aspect to take into account.
LED technology saves energy consumption and increases energy efficiency. However, they also produce a greater control over the illumination of the facade or monument in question, thus avoiding excessive lighting.
From NTE Sistemas we have commented on the aspects that we believe most relevant from the most technical and artistic point of view. However, there are other aspects to highlight such as the different rules and regulations to follow that can drastically affect the planning of the project and may require the involvement of engineering departments, architectural studies, etc.
WHAT RECOMMENDATIONS DO WE GIVE YOU FROM NTE SISTEMAS TO GET THE BEST LIGHTING RESULTS?
Below, we are going to review some tips that will make your lighting project for facades and monuments have the best final result.
DEVELOPING THE RIGHT PLANNING
When executing this type of lighting project, important details must be provided. Below, we list some of the most relevant ones, although there are more:
- Lighting plan
- Electrical installation plan
- Safety report
- Expense report
LED TECHNOLOGY: AN ALLY FOR ENERGY SAVINGS
LED lights allow us to save almost 90% compared to classic incandescent light. In facades and monuments, usually a large number of light sources are required, so it is a type of lighting that can be very useful in this case.
LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM
Total control over lighting can evoke very interesting atmospheres depending on the type of facade or monument or the time of day when it is illuminated.
In addition, it can help maintain energy efficiency.
Protecting light sources should be a priority to avoid replacement or cumbersome installation and maintenance processes. That is why the protectors against high voltages should help protect the most delicate parts of the equipment.
In NTE Sistemas we are specialists in lighting of monumental projects and historical facades. If you want to have the best lighting and have the best team of professionals, in NTE Sistemas you can find the manufacturer and distributor of professional lighting you need. Download our catalog to learn more about us and our products.