Learn how to interpret a lighting project!
To reduce business costs, managers must seek to apply strategies to make the use of resources smarter and more effective. One of the fronts is the optimization of energy efficiency. But how to do and how to interpret a lighting project?
Knowing how its development and application works is essential to know what opportunities are available to improve electricity use and to help you make an informed decision about who will be your business partner in this process.
In this article, João Pedro Freire, an engineer and commercial director at SX Lighting, and Kênya Stanco, an engineer at SX Lighting, explain how to interpret the lighting project. Keep reading and stay up to date on the subject!
So, what is a lighting project?
A lighting project aims to make the environment more pleasant, favoring productivity and ergonomics. It can be implemented in any context, whether in a home environment, sports, or at work.
It is through this project that it is possible to obtain optimization of energy efficiency, reflecting directly on the reduction of fixed operational costs. In the context of business, a lighting project should be implemented considering the ABNT 8995-1 Standard.
According to NR 17 (Regulatory Standard), presented by the Ministry of Labor, the previous standardization is considered for inspection purposes. However, when making an adjustment for better use of energy resources, it does not make sense to invest in an outdated rule.
Good managers think about optimizing resource use, and this is achieved through ABNT 8995-1, since it is aligned with industry innovations and good international practices. “We have a very large reduction in the number of luminaires by being able to place them where they should be to illuminate,” emphasizes Kênya Stanco, reinforcing the importance of the lighting project by Standard 8995-1.
What are the stages of executing a project?
Before helping you learn how to interpret the lighting project, it is interesting that you know how its construction process works. At SX Lighting, we have several solutions, but all follow a standard protocol to ensure quality in its execution and add value to the customer. Check out the main stages of our projects below.
At first, the customer contacts us through one of our service channels. Our team will collect their data to identify who is our partner who can support the on-site execution of the project. Today, we have partnerships throughout the national territory.
After the return informing who is the partner who will support us in the execution of this demand, we contact the customer and schedule meetings. In this stage, we start aligning the project’s expectations.
To do this, we conduct interviews and collect relevant data to perform a scenario diagnosis. Then, the contract proposal is sent to our customer.
After the formalization of the service provision contract proposal, we start the development of the lighting project. The execution time depends on the size of the demand, as well as the investment cost.
However, the entire project development is consolidated considering the best practices for energy efficiency and the customer’s conditions.
From the diagnosis, we develop a report in which the customer verifies the current conditions and what the project proposal is. With their approval, we then start executing the application of the solutions.
At SX Lighting, the entire project management is centralized. That way, your business doesn’t have to worry about headaches.
What is presented in ABNT Standard 8995-1?
In 2013, ABNT Standard 8995-1 replaced ABNT Standard 5413. It establishes how the lighting project should be developed in corporate environments, that is, in workplaces.
To do so, it considers various contexts, such as the industrial context. With adequate lighting, in addition to reducing costs through energy consumption, the team’s productivity is boosted.
An environment with poor or excessive lighting makes it difficult to make good use of the space. In this way, employees cannot be efficient, as the quality of their ability to see is compromised.
Inadequate lighting can even cause health problems. Therefore, a lighting project is also an opportunity to optimize ergonomics.
How to interpret a lighting project?
An efficient lighting project must follow ABNT Standard 8995-1 and, for more precise calculations, it must be subjected to an analysis tool. The DIALux software, used for lighting calculation, allows the development of projects in indoor and outdoor areas, including streets.
For accuracy and quality in the execution of lighting projects, it is essential to ensure the correct collection of some data, such as:
- Floor plan of the indoor area – dimensions of the space, installation height of the luminaires, distribution and position of the current luminaires;
- Objective layout with a height greater than 0.75 meters – machines, workbenches, bleachers and parking areas, and the position of any objects.
The information is computed in the software, and a report is generated. It is routine for the client to receive a written document with the project definitions. However, translating what is written on paper into a mental image is not easy. Surely, upon receiving this report, you will be wondering, “how do I interpret the lighting project?”.
With DIALux software, it is possible to visualize the graphic application of the planning. This way, the client can identify their main gains before it is executed. This brings more security and peace of mind when investing in lighting adjustments.
“With the 3D representation, it starts to become clearer how the scenario behaves within the software,” adds João Pedro Freire. Therefore, the use of DIALux is essential to correctly interpret the proposed solution presented in the report.
How does SX Lighting operate in this activity?
SX Lighting is a multinational company that manufactures medium and high-power lighting for industries and street lighting. We carry out lighting projects aimed at high performance in your operation. Our solutions are tailored to your business.
With our team of specialists, you have all the necessary support during and after the execution of the contracted service. Our professionals are available to answer all your questions and even help you learn how to interpret the lighting project. “Our team is always ready to help the client,” reinforces Kênya.
Through our payback calculator, available in the project report, you will be able to predict how long it will take to get a return on investment. Some businesses achieve a return in less than a year. Contact us now and request your quote!