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Steps in Lighting Design/Build Process

I. Assess Illumination Needs
  • 3D space
  • Surface finishes
  • Layout
  • Space function
  • Tasks
  • Users


II. Define Client's Goals / Desires
  • Budget
  • Esthetics / Ambiance / Decor
  • Energy-efficiency
  • Operation & maintenance
  • Control
  • Safety
  • Security


III. Develop Lighting Design
  • Make site visit or acquire existing scale drawing
  • Acquire digital site photographs
  • Research compatibility of lighting equipment with any special controls or power supplies
  • Finalize equipment specifications
  • Model luminance on task
  • Model "brightness" of the space
  • Analyze glare for critical visual tasks
  • Calculate luminance ratios
  • Provide lighting codes
  • Prepare any and all base line drawings
  • Detail complete end results and summarize
  • Provide specification cut sheets
  • Provide full cost installation contracts


IV. Procure Required Service Or Equipment
  • Finalize Specification Plan with:
       1. Architect
       2. Electrical Engineer
       3. Energy Consultant
       4. Interior Designer
       5. Related Construction Disciplines
  • Make Construction Document Site Visit
  • Prepare Construction Documentation
  • Acquire local legal jurisdiction permits
  • Provide full paint and patch professional   
  • Customize / fabricate special needs
   


IV. Procure Required Service or Equipment
  • Finalize Specification Plan with:
       1. Architect
       2. Electrical Engineer
       3. Energy Consultant
       4. Interior Designer
       5. Related Construction Disciplines
  • Make Construction Document Site Visit
  • Prepare Construction Documentation
  • Acquire local legal jurisdiction permits
  • Provide full paint and patch professional   
  • Customize / fabricate special needs



V. Install Lighting System Complete
  • Provide complete state licensed lighting system installation
  • Service change orders and document
  • Finalize complete operation
  • Coordinate inspections complete
  • Customer walk through



VI. Prepare Maintenance Plan

  • Prepare re-lamping, re-ballasting, cleaning and adjustment schedule
  • Provide full service annual maintenance contract




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