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SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

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.

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