Green solutions provider IEQ Global joins the rank of lighting manufacturers offering induction lighting solutions for industrial, commercial and residential applications. This new breed of lighting systems is targeting businesses and households that want to reduce costs and carbon emissions while improving quality and safety.
Induction lights are similar to fluorescent lights in that they use gasses, which once “excited”, react with the phosphor that coats the tubes to produce white light. Unlike fluorescent lamps, however, induction lamps do not use electrodes but instead uses the principle of induction, or the transmission of energy by way of magnetic field. This then eliminates the use of filament— the highest single point of failure in conventional lamps. Continue Reading »
Singapore Architect: IEQ Global—Asia’s Comprehensive Lighting Specialist for LED, Plasma and Induction Light
Through the successes from its array of projects, Asia’s premier green solution provider, IEQ Global, has cemented its status as a comprehensive lighting specialist for residential, commercial and industrial clients. IEQ Global’s expanding portfolio of lighting products and the broad expertise of its lighting consultants provide customized energy efficient and effective lighting solutions to clients.
The uber-trendy Balaclava@Ion brings an ambience that is hip and relaxed. The lighting concept integrates with the Ion Building’s iconic facade lighting. This infuses privacy where possible, making it the perfect showcase of design transcending function.
Given the trans-boundary nature of air, Singapore’s air quality is very dependent on that of its neighbours’. Unfortunately, the combination of forest fires in neighbouring countries and the prevailing southeast monsoon winds has resulted in Singapore suffering from smoke haze in recent memory.
According to the country’s National Environment Agency, fine particulates enter an air-conditioned building through the fresh air intake and by infiltration through openings and gaps during the haze period. The indoor particulate levels can build-up to unacceptable levels, causing undesirable health effects on the occupants of the building.
Proper illumination will add brownie points to your bathroom’s aesthetics and functionality so take it to the next level with this savvy lighting guide. Achieving a successful lighting scheme takes more planning than just installing fancy fixtures, with there being many ways to bring out the best in your bathroom.
Bathroom lighting has evolved far beyond a single incandescent light bulb overhead, veering towards design-oriented styles which embrace both form and function. ‘We have had a growing number of clients who install chandeliers in bathrooms, mostly intended for decorative purposes,’ says lighting designer, Sera Garciano. ‘Even so, the lighting scheme in a bathroom has to suit its intended uses and the personalities of the users.’ Continue Reading »
The interior designer and lighting designer prescribed a look that is industrial, dramatic, sophisticated, yet unintimidating and casual. The design called for backlit steel fenced, bare brick feature walls with dimmable metal pendant lights hovering over side tables to cater to intimate dining, a centrepiece bar with functional and linear decorative lighting, and general lighting that can be mood-changed to follow the sun in brightness and colour temperature.
From a dollars and sense perspective, architects and building owners not only contend with increasing energy, material and manpower costs, but confront challenges of incorporating sustainable solutions to meet project requirements and a quick return on investment.
For the homeowner, high on their list of considerations when building or renovating are to keep costs low. Beyond planning for window placement and capturing the best angle of the sun to naturally illuminate interiors, choosing the right kind of energy efficient lighting blueprint seals the deal for low energy bills. Continue Reading »
You’ve started to replace your energy guzzling incandescent bulbs with energy-saving compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs, but now there’s a “greener” contender for the throne.
Induction bulbs might be a little larger than your conventional CFL, but they last about five times longer, which means you only need to change your bulb once every 15 years (depending on usage).
Adopting an environmentally sustainable approach to doing business has become increasingly important to companies here in Singapore, and worldwide. A new generation of business leaders and companies will definitely face new challenges and opportunities along this sustainability journey.
Singapore Architect: Induction Lamps for Energy Efficiency in Homes, Offices, Commercial and Industrial Buildings
Lighting is multifunctional. It is practical yet emotive. The primary objective of enabling vision is often complemented with the need to elicit moods or emotions to drive thoughts and behaviours. With a large percentage of time spent indoors, it is important that lighting design serves both function and feeling. Going beyond, intelligent lighting design maximises energy efficiency for environmental sustainability.
Induction lamp technology is an ideal solution that addresses this. Continue Reading »