Bathroom vanity 3 LED 10.5 W Low Wattage Three Lights. Quality and energy effectiveness have sometimes been considered conflicting design objectives. Energy limits are just one of the many constraints that challenge designers. Design means working within all of a project’s parameters, including building standards, space limitations, budget restrictions, time constraints, and lighting power limits.
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Within a given power budget, the designer has unlimited freedom. Distributing light on room surfaces and objects in a way that facilitates orientation, aids perception, and supports tasks and activities is allocating limited lighting watts in the most effective way. Stringent energy codes simply require more careful design to establish visually comfortable environments that also meet regulatory requirements.
People search for simplification of their visual fields when faced with demanding tasks and activities. In an environment that is used for complex activities, too many visual stimuli or too many patterns will result in an overload condition. We become tense and frustrated and have a diminished ability to perform a complex task. When reading with music playing nearby, the sound competes yet allows comprehension of simpler passages.
At a complex portion of the material, where the reading task becomes more absorbing, we instinctively turn the volume down or off. When
we do so, the amount of information that is competing for our attention is reduced. Meaningless or confusing luminances in a space are similarly distracting. The brain becomes overstimulated, spending additional time and energy sorting out confl icting information. This is called visual clutter; it is analogous to noise or static in acoustical design.
An irregular luminaire pattern on the ceiling confuses orientation and spatial understanding. We react negatively not because tasks are poorly illuminated or because glare produces discomfort, but because of the distractions produced by the luminaire placement. When the irregular luminaire pattern directs attention to the ceiling, we must overcome the distraction and consciously focus attention on the activities and more meaningful visual stimul in the room.