Q1. For facade lighting of Large public buildings or monuments. for a designer what is more important. is to illuminate all the architectural elements and use as many lights as required or to design in a way where we can compromise on illumination and design feature in order to save energy.
Answer. Illumination as well as saving energy is important. The design needs to be done so as to accentuate the elements of design and use technology so as to save energy when light is not needed.
Q2. What is the broad difference between consideratons of Outdoor and Indoor Lighting Design?
Answer. Outdoor lighting design parameters are based on natural light of sun, moon and reflected light whereas indoor lighting design parameters are based on purpose. Various other considerations are there like whether it is landscape, type of building, etc.
Q3. For value and sustainability, which sensors do you consider best value?
Answer. Depending on the application types and requirements of the buildings/area, Sensors are proposed for value proposition and sustainibility. Sensors can be Occupancy, Daylight, both Occupancy and Daylight,etc.
Q4. Which programs are most used for simulations, Relux or DiaLux?
Answer. Dialux is more commonly used as it is an open platform, easily available and user friendly.