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October 5th

Distribution panel in a modern Italian hotel room

How much energy does it cost to save energy? In this 4-star hotel each room is equipped with a distribution panel including an RCD (very good for electrical and fire safety) and a transformer 2*12V, rated no less than 24VA. Obviously the transformer supplies the door chime, some electronic control gear e. g. for the air conditioner, the electro-magnetic lock and the auto-shut-off: When the key card is removed the room lighting is switched off automatically in 2 groups with different time lags.

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October 3rd

Lighting Design & Techniques - Completing the series

By Anne Rialhe, AERE & Pascal Lenormand, Incub

Part 1 - Lighting & Human Life

This is the first article in a series of three in which we will focus on the relationship between lighting and human life. This topic is much broader than merely ‘ensuring vision’. After defining some important terms and measurement units, we will discuss how the quality of lighting interacts with and effects human behaviour.

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