Exploring the BEGA application guide

Here’s an in-depth look at lighting a building facade using BEGA luminaires.

In order to create an interesting lighting design on a historical facade, various types of fixtures should be utilized to accent the architecture. Beginning on the ground floor, the front columns of the arcades are illuminated from below with in-ground floodlights. Since this is a high-traffic area, it is important to select a fixture that is robust and suitable for walk-over applications.

Architectural ledges are found at each floor on the facade. Small scale, adjustable floodlights are selected to up-light the rest of the facade. The less height there is to illuminate, the lower power fixture you can use.

Up-lighting works particularly well to emphasize the symmetry of the building and the surface materials. The goal here is to create contrast, and enhance the appearance of the architectural details.

Luminaires used: