What is Concept to Completion?

Congratulations! You have been engaged as landscape architect and will be required to provide a project lighting solution. So, what‘s the next step?

This is where the role of a lighting specialist such as LED is crucial.

We offer a unique complete project lighting solution, which means we provide comprehensive professional consulting advice and support at no cost to your business throughout the project.

Firstly, and probably the most important step in the whole process, the project brief will need to be discussed. What is being illuminated? How? Why? These questions are critical in understanding what the exact project requirements are and how we determine the best lighting solution.
Once this has been undertaken and the project brief is fully understood, we take into account all site conditions to ensure the type of luminaire we select is going to be suitable to achieve the desired outcome. Just selecting a luminaire out of a catalogue is not always going to deliver your client the best solution, it is of paramount importance that the luminaire is fit for purpose.

So now we know what we want to light, and what we are going to light it with, the next step is to work out how we are going to do it. As part of our complete lighting solution, our lighting designer plays an important role here. There are many Australian Standards, compliance requirements and other factors that need to be considered. A qualified lighting designer will ensure all these boxes are ticked and will provide a fully compliant lighting design complete with luminaire selection, 3D colour render images and specification details which will form part of the installation guide for the installing contractor.

The Landscape Architect will have an idea of how they want the outcome to look, and it is the service that we provide that makes it happen. Using world leading technically advanced lighting products manufactured here in Australia and from around the world, we will ensure that the project brief is achieved, with a fully compliant, efficient and aesthetically pleasing lighting solution.

The service doesn’t stop here however. We will be on hand throughout the installation to assist if there are any questions or issues on site.

The relationship between the landscape architect and the lighting specialist is a crucial one in ensuring the client’s project brief is achieved. Recently, we were involved in a project with Brimbank City Council, MB Lynch Memorial Gardens. This project perfectly demonstrates the value our service provides in realising the client’s concept. You can read all about this case study by clicking here MB Lynch Memorial Gardens

In the coming weeks we will be looking at some of the points discussed today in much greater detail, and our next editorial will go through the basics of external lighting with some do’s and don’ts and a closer look at the impacts poor external lighting can have on a project and the environment.

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