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By 100001754673 17 May, 2017

High energy bills are a real headache for businesses and never more so than when you realise that your outdated lighting system is generating more unwanted heat than light. Energy-efficient commercial lighting could save you up to half your ongoing costs. 

Lighting Revolution

Australia has witnessed a lighting revolution in recent years. Companies such as Passive Lighting in Perth have been at the forefront of this change, spearheading the introduction of energy-efficient LEDs to businesses throughout Western Australia. 

Invest for Savings  

Even small businesses will have a good return on investment from giving your commercial lighting an energy-efficient makeover. The initial outlay is soon surpassed by savings in energy consumption and bulb replacement, especially in inaccessible areas. Combining energy-efficient lighting with controls such as timers and sensors can also save electricity by turning lights off when not in use. 

There are many options and grades of lighting to make the energy-efficient switch, the popular choice among Australians are LEDs due to their energy-efficient capabilities. As well as indoor use, LEDs are used in floodlighting as these outdoor models have been tested to withstand rain and extremes of weather. 

What Type to Choose  

LEDs are extremely hardwearing and solid, lasting up to 20 years even in harsh environments, with much reduced energy costs. LED bulbs emit as much light as traditional bulbs but remain cool and use only 2 to 20 watts of electricity whilst providing outstanding illumination throughout different household and outdoor situations. 

Best for Your Commercial Lighting Needs  

Our expert team at Passive Lighting, can advise on what is the best lighting for your business. As well as the type of energy-efficient lighting, you need to consider the type of light you need and the optimum brightness required. Luckily, these can be selected using standard measurements indicated on lamps and packaging.  

How Bright Do I Go?  

You may be used to measuring brightness in Watts, but a more accurate measurement is Lumens (lm). Roughly, 800lm is the same as a 60W incandescent bulb, and would be enough to light a small room. For a large room, you’d need about 1600lm, the equivalent of 100W. 

Quality of light is important for business displays and sterile environments. Light quality is measured with the Colour Rendering Index, which uses bright natural light as a reference point. A CRI of 100 is perfect, and any lighting with a CRI of 80 or more is good quality. 

White Hot or Cool Blue Ice?  

Finally, what type of ambience do you want to create? Colour temperature is measured in Kelvins (K).  A warm, soft white glow (2000K to 3000K) is relaxing and suitable for living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and outdoor spaces. For offices, kitchens and work spaces, a cooler white light (3100K to 4500K) creates an efficient, alert ambience. Adding a little blue light (4600K to 6500K) recreates daylight and works well on display areas and where very bright illumination is needed for work. 

Passive Lighting can evaluate your business’s lighting needs and show how you can switch and save. Check out our wide range of LED lighting at the Passive Lighting website.

By 100001754673 15 May, 2017

Did you know that the right commercial lighting for your office can really encourage your employers to achieve more? Research has shown that the single investment which could triple the productivity of any business or organisation is improving the lighting design within your office.

What Lighting Improvements Can You Make to The Office?

Here at Passive Lighting we always highlight the benefits of having as much natural light as possible. Research by scientists has shown that people who sit by a window sleep better than those who don’t. Not only does natural daylight promote better health and well-being, it also encourages creativity and productivity.

It’s no surprise to learn that by installing natural looking-light, the office will be more comfortable for employees.

Install Natural Looking Lighting

Thankfully times are changing and LED lighting has helped to dramatically improve office lighting. How many of you can remember the constant buzz and flickering of a fluorescent light hanging on the ceiling?   Commercial lighting has come a long way since then.

Overhead lighting will provide your general requirements.  As a rule, an office or open planned area should have a neutral cool white light, as people tend to work better in these lighting conditions. This type of white light invigorates people and promotes hard work.  

Believe it or not, task lighting can be useful if overhead lighting is too bright. It can be possible to have too much intense lighting. Workers should have the option of turning off overhead lights and using just a lamp which can be directed at their desk. This will provide a well illuminated area onto a specific work station.

Spotlights can be introduced if you are trying to alter the mood of a general office environment, to make an area calm and peaceful, maybe at the reception desk.

What Are the Overall Health Benefits of High Quality Office Lighting

Poor lighting can cause discomfort such as migraines, so it’s important to get your installation right. Insufficient lighting as well as an overly bright office can strain the eye causing tiredness and fatigue and may inadvertently affect productivity.

Studies show there is a direct correlation between worker satisfaction and productivity if offices have well-designed commercial lighting which features good illumination.   Can you recall the old-fashioned cubicle spaces which saw people hemmed in without any natural light? Well the new move towards bright happy spaces makes for far more contented staff.

Finding Lighting Customisations That Suit Your Office Environment

Don’t forget that each worker’s light requirements are bound to differ based on age, vision or preference. We have a wealth of expertise to offer you advice on solutions for your commercial lighting. We can look at systems for different purposes including task lighting, general illumination, lighting in conference rooms, meeting areas and corridors.

Why not give Passive Lighting a call today? We have been established in Perth for more than thirty years and have a highly-experienced lighting team who can help you with all your requirements.

By 100001754673 12 May, 2017

Commercial store lighting can really transform an area, turning a dull space, into something dramatic and eye catching. No-one should underestimate the importance of good lighting, as it impacts on a customer’s experience, especially in the retail sector and can encourage them to make more purchases.

Why is Lighting Important in a Commercial Space?

Each different commercial space is unique and as such requires different lighting.   A large hardware store will need sharper lighting than say a fashion store where warmer lighting will encourage shoppers to spend more time looking at the products. In a warehouse, remember that it maybe be operational 24/7 which means LED lights will last some seven years.

Research has shown that lighting can affect someone’s mood and shopping habits and can enhance products and improve the image of a commercial space to make it look clean, fresh and modern.

The Benefits of Led Lighting

There are many benefits of using LED lights, they use less electricity, have a longer lifespan, are highly durable and have reduced noise and heat output. The high efficiency and directional nature of LEDs makes them ideal for commercial use.

How lighting can improve, define and amplify your space

When you are considering lighting for your commercial space, think about your target market and different sections of your store or warehouse.Cool white can make an area look more spacious whereas warm white can create an impression of familiarity.

Strong lighting may be needed in retail areas such as fitting rooms, cashier tills and in storage rooms. Bright vertical lighting work well with high ceilings such as supermarkets and discount stores, and bright simple lighting has been known to encourage shoppers to spend quickly.  Low ambient lighting is ideal for jewellery.  

Where to Focus in Terms of Lighting Designs?

Plan your commercial lighting carefully. In the retail sector customers will wander through a store, so think about the key areas where they may walk and the lighting you’ll need for each place - for example, fitting rooms, product displays, feature displays and all important window displays.

Fitting rooms should be well illuminated so the customer looks good in any clothes which they are trying on.

The window display is extremely important as it is the first place where you can make your mark. You want potential customers to be enticed into your store so consider lighting which will capture the attention of people passing by.

Make Products More Visually Enhancing with Special Lighting

Don’t forget ways to promote individual products. Lighting displays and cases are a great way of highlighting and accentuating items. These products will become more visible and customers will be drawn to the striking display.

Try to flatter or highlight products which you’d like to sell. A good lighting scheme around an individual product will encourage shoppers to investigate the item further.

Encourage an Enjoyable Buying Experience

Lighting plays an integral part to a customer’s experience and can influence purchasing decisions and consumer satisfaction. Look around your retail or commercial space and check whether your lighting is too harsh or whether there are ways it can be improved.

For all your lighting choices why not contact Passive Lighting today, we are Perth based and have been established thirty years and our expert team can advise on different products to suit your requirements.

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By 100001754673 10 May, 2017

The benefits are great for the environment, for your pocket and in terms of results you can achieve with your lighting. 

For over a century, the choice was incandescent or halogen electric lighting. But new technology has made Light Emitting Diodes (LED) the 21st Century standard that beats all competition on lifespan, output and energy costs. 

Why Make the Switch?  

But for those of us used to bulbs popping on a regular basis and choosing lights by wattage, LED seems like a whole new ball game, but with a little knowledge you’ll soon see that LED lighting makes great business sense too. Although expensive initially, they are cheaper in the long run as they have a long lifetime and use very little energy. 

Traditional lights waste energy on producing heat as well as light. With LED, all energy is directed into producing brightness, or lumens. So, a low wattage LED bulb will have much greater lumens than a comparable traditional light. 

How to Select Your LED Lights  

Two factors to take into consideration when choosing LED lighting are angle of beam and colour temperature. 

For light coverage, choose the best angle of beam. A narrow angle is great for highlighting a single spot such as a display or a picture, but too many narrow angle lights can result in bright spots and shadows. 

A wider beam angle of 60 degrees or more is recommended for general lighting for downlights, giving an even spread of light. 

Colour temperature describes the ‘feel’ of the light - different white lights can warm or cool a setting, and the choice depends on personal preferences as much as the function of the area you are lighting. Colour temperature is measured in Kelvins. The lower the number, the warmer (yellower) the light.  

The colour temperature is a figure between around 2700K and 6500K while the colour rendering index (CRI) of a fitting indicates the light’s ability to light naturally – the higher the CRI the closer to a natural light source the light will be. A CRI of 80 or above shows a good quality natural light.

Warm white light (2700K to 3000K) is close to traditional incandescent and halogen lamp colour and is commonly used in living areas, creating a relaxed warm ambience. 

Cool white light (around 4000K) encourages alertness and is a popular choice for offices, as well as retail displays, kitchens, studies, bathrooms and cupboards. 

Cool daylight white (6500K) is the choice of art studios, commercial premises, retails displays and hospitals. 

What Type of Fitting Do I Need?  

Once you’ve decided on the type of light and brightness you need, you need to choose the right fittings. 

Adjustable or gimble light fittings enable your LED downlights to be tilted to shine their beam at different angles. These are useful if you want to change your highlights, or are lighting a space with sloped ceilings. 

Dimmable LEDs give you complete control over the level of light emitted. You can change the light intensity to create the right atmosphere. Dimming LED lamps can change the visual appearance and mood of your space. 

Not all LED bulbs are dimmable so you need to make sure you choose compatible bulbs for your dimmer switch. You can use a dimmable LED lamp in a non-dimmable circuit. Don’t use a non-dimmable lamp in a dimmable circuit as it may cause damage. 

Passive Lighting has a large range of LED lighting to suit every need and pocket. All our lighting complies with Australian quality standards and are guaranteed. Call us now for a no-obligation chat.

By 100001754673 19 Apr, 2017

Passive Lighting is a leader in commercial lighting in Perth, servicing businesses and organisations across Western Australia for over 30 years. Whether it’s a small or large scale installation or design, Passive Lighting focuses on maximising efficiency and quality in workplaces across the state. From hospitals and schools, to sporting fields and carparks, we have provided effective lighting solutions for a wide range of businesses, utilising the expertise of our experienced team members and our extensive range of modern and traditional lighting products.

Our commercial lighting is approved for sale in Australia, with a 50,000-hour lifespan; no flickering lights here! Each of the products at Passive Lighting are of an extremely high quality, and are designed to enhance and brighten up the darkest and dullest spaces. We have embraced the rise of LED lighting and the impressive technology that comes with it, and can provide LED solutions for all situations; from indoor batten lighting for warehouses or office buildings to bright flood lights for stadiums.

Our team are experts when it comes to lighting solutions, and we can advise you on the ideal lighting solutions for your commercial space - with no job too big or small. We have a wealth of combined knowledge, and understand that no two commercial spaces are the same. We’re here to help you design a high quality, effective and long-lasting lighting solution for your commercial area - just get in touch to have a chat about your needs.

By 100001754673 19 Apr, 2017

Look no further than Passive Lighting when searching for modern and efficient industrial lighting solutions in Perth. We have over 30 years’ experience providing effective industrial style lighting to industrial sites across the state, with a focus on maximising productivity and performance. At Passive Lighting, we know that industrial sites need lighting solutions that can withstand the toughest conditions - and we tailor our extensive industrial range to suit harsh weather and constantly changing worksites. 

With a focus on LED lighting solutions, our industrial lighting is not affected by vibration, has a 50,000-hour lifespan, is very tolerant to high and low temperatures, and is created from extremely high quality components. We have also ensured that our industrial lighting range is as energy efficient as possible compared to more traditional lighting solutions, and doesn’t exude any harmful UV radiation. Our LED range also uses 75% less power than conventional lighting solutions, and lasts between 10 and 20 times longer - an excellent return on your investment. 

At Passive Lighting, we know that each industrial site is different, with varying and ever-changing needs when it comes to lighting solutions. Our highly-experienced lighting experts can advise you or your business on the best lighting alternatives for your industrial site, considering changing conditions and the surrounding environment. Get in touch with us today to discuss your industrial lighting requirements, and find out how we can help you light up your industrial space.

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By 100001754673 17 May, 2017

High energy bills are a real headache for businesses and never more so than when you realise that your outdated lighting system is generating more unwanted heat than light. Energy-efficient commercial lighting could save you up to half your ongoing costs. 

Lighting Revolution

Australia has witnessed a lighting revolution in recent years. Companies such as Passive Lighting in Perth have been at the forefront of this change, spearheading the introduction of energy-efficient LEDs to businesses throughout Western Australia. 

Invest for Savings  

Even small businesses will have a good return on investment from giving your commercial lighting an energy-efficient makeover. The initial outlay is soon surpassed by savings in energy consumption and bulb replacement, especially in inaccessible areas. Combining energy-efficient lighting with controls such as timers and sensors can also save electricity by turning lights off when not in use. 

There are many options and grades of lighting to make the energy-efficient switch, the popular choice among Australians are LEDs due to their energy-efficient capabilities. As well as indoor use, LEDs are used in floodlighting as these outdoor models have been tested to withstand rain and extremes of weather. 

What Type to Choose  

LEDs are extremely hardwearing and solid, lasting up to 20 years even in harsh environments, with much reduced energy costs. LED bulbs emit as much light as traditional bulbs but remain cool and use only 2 to 20 watts of electricity whilst providing outstanding illumination throughout different household and outdoor situations. 

Best for Your Commercial Lighting Needs  

Our expert team at Passive Lighting, can advise on what is the best lighting for your business. As well as the type of energy-efficient lighting, you need to consider the type of light you need and the optimum brightness required. Luckily, these can be selected using standard measurements indicated on lamps and packaging.  

How Bright Do I Go?  

You may be used to measuring brightness in Watts, but a more accurate measurement is Lumens (lm). Roughly, 800lm is the same as a 60W incandescent bulb, and would be enough to light a small room. For a large room, you’d need about 1600lm, the equivalent of 100W. 

Quality of light is important for business displays and sterile environments. Light quality is measured with the Colour Rendering Index, which uses bright natural light as a reference point. A CRI of 100 is perfect, and any lighting with a CRI of 80 or more is good quality. 

White Hot or Cool Blue Ice?  

Finally, what type of ambience do you want to create? Colour temperature is measured in Kelvins (K).  A warm, soft white glow (2000K to 3000K) is relaxing and suitable for living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and outdoor spaces. For offices, kitchens and work spaces, a cooler white light (3100K to 4500K) creates an efficient, alert ambience. Adding a little blue light (4600K to 6500K) recreates daylight and works well on display areas and where very bright illumination is needed for work. 

Passive Lighting can evaluate your business’s lighting needs and show how you can switch and save. Check out our wide range of LED lighting at the Passive Lighting website.

By 100001754673 15 May, 2017

Did you know that the right commercial lighting for your office can really encourage your employers to achieve more? Research has shown that the single investment which could triple the productivity of any business or organisation is improving the lighting design within your office.

What Lighting Improvements Can You Make to The Office?

Here at Passive Lighting we always highlight the benefits of having as much natural light as possible. Research by scientists has shown that people who sit by a window sleep better than those who don’t. Not only does natural daylight promote better health and well-being, it also encourages creativity and productivity.

It’s no surprise to learn that by installing natural looking-light, the office will be more comfortable for employees.

Install Natural Looking Lighting

Thankfully times are changing and LED lighting has helped to dramatically improve office lighting. How many of you can remember the constant buzz and flickering of a fluorescent light hanging on the ceiling?   Commercial lighting has come a long way since then.

Overhead lighting will provide your general requirements.  As a rule, an office or open planned area should have a neutral cool white light, as people tend to work better in these lighting conditions. This type of white light invigorates people and promotes hard work.  

Believe it or not, task lighting can be useful if overhead lighting is too bright. It can be possible to have too much intense lighting. Workers should have the option of turning off overhead lights and using just a lamp which can be directed at their desk. This will provide a well illuminated area onto a specific work station.

Spotlights can be introduced if you are trying to alter the mood of a general office environment, to make an area calm and peaceful, maybe at the reception desk.

What Are the Overall Health Benefits of High Quality Office Lighting

Poor lighting can cause discomfort such as migraines, so it’s important to get your installation right. Insufficient lighting as well as an overly bright office can strain the eye causing tiredness and fatigue and may inadvertently affect productivity.

Studies show there is a direct correlation between worker satisfaction and productivity if offices have well-designed commercial lighting which features good illumination.   Can you recall the old-fashioned cubicle spaces which saw people hemmed in without any natural light? Well the new move towards bright happy spaces makes for far more contented staff.

Finding Lighting Customisations That Suit Your Office Environment

Don’t forget that each worker’s light requirements are bound to differ based on age, vision or preference. We have a wealth of expertise to offer you advice on solutions for your commercial lighting. We can look at systems for different purposes including task lighting, general illumination, lighting in conference rooms, meeting areas and corridors.

Why not give Passive Lighting a call today? We have been established in Perth for more than thirty years and have a highly-experienced lighting team who can help you with all your requirements.

By 100001754673 12 May, 2017

Commercial store lighting can really transform an area, turning a dull space, into something dramatic and eye catching. No-one should underestimate the importance of good lighting, as it impacts on a customer’s experience, especially in the retail sector and can encourage them to make more purchases.

Why is Lighting Important in a Commercial Space?

Each different commercial space is unique and as such requires different lighting.   A large hardware store will need sharper lighting than say a fashion store where warmer lighting will encourage shoppers to spend more time looking at the products. In a warehouse, remember that it maybe be operational 24/7 which means LED lights will last some seven years.

Research has shown that lighting can affect someone’s mood and shopping habits and can enhance products and improve the image of a commercial space to make it look clean, fresh and modern.

The Benefits of Led Lighting

There are many benefits of using LED lights, they use less electricity, have a longer lifespan, are highly durable and have reduced noise and heat output. The high efficiency and directional nature of LEDs makes them ideal for commercial use.

How lighting can improve, define and amplify your space

When you are considering lighting for your commercial space, think about your target market and different sections of your store or warehouse.Cool white can make an area look more spacious whereas warm white can create an impression of familiarity.

Strong lighting may be needed in retail areas such as fitting rooms, cashier tills and in storage rooms. Bright vertical lighting work well with high ceilings such as supermarkets and discount stores, and bright simple lighting has been known to encourage shoppers to spend quickly.  Low ambient lighting is ideal for jewellery.  

Where to Focus in Terms of Lighting Designs?

Plan your commercial lighting carefully. In the retail sector customers will wander through a store, so think about the key areas where they may walk and the lighting you’ll need for each place - for example, fitting rooms, product displays, feature displays and all important window displays.

Fitting rooms should be well illuminated so the customer looks good in any clothes which they are trying on.

The window display is extremely important as it is the first place where you can make your mark. You want potential customers to be enticed into your store so consider lighting which will capture the attention of people passing by.

Make Products More Visually Enhancing with Special Lighting

Don’t forget ways to promote individual products. Lighting displays and cases are a great way of highlighting and accentuating items. These products will become more visible and customers will be drawn to the striking display.

Try to flatter or highlight products which you’d like to sell. A good lighting scheme around an individual product will encourage shoppers to investigate the item further.

Encourage an Enjoyable Buying Experience

Lighting plays an integral part to a customer’s experience and can influence purchasing decisions and consumer satisfaction. Look around your retail or commercial space and check whether your lighting is too harsh or whether there are ways it can be improved.

For all your lighting choices why not contact Passive Lighting today, we are Perth based and have been established thirty years and our expert team can advise on different products to suit your requirements.

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