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What Is Included With A Lighting Plan?
- Custom lighting layout with count & placement
- Foot candle and light balance calculations
- Light fixture recommendation and quote
- Dedicated lighting specialist to assist with your project
How long does it take to get a plan?
CBRE needed high quality lighting for their customer, with stock available for ongoing projects.
What Goes into Successful Data Center Lighting Design?
A data center is unique in terms of layouts. Understanding the layout, location, heights of computer racks, ceiling heights, existing lights (if any), and anything else that’s unique about the environment, plays a crucial role in creating a lighting plan.
Racks of computers can impede lighting from creating a more universal light coverage. This is a similar problem found in many warehouses with rows of racking. Designing all obstructions into the plan ensures the light in the rows between computer racks meets the lighting requirements of the data center.
What is the Ideal Data Center Lighting Layout?
The ideal layout provides uniform light coverage and an adequate amount of light to support the work required and the safety of your workers.
What are the Recommended Data Center Light Levels?
Data centers are unique in that many of the times the space is inhabited, so it makes sense to use motion-sensing lights in the space. However, it’s not an area that requires super bright lighting, which means a reasonable light level of 30-40 foot candles should be enough unless there is a specific need for brighter lighting.
Is Heat Dispersion Taken into Account for Data Center Lighting Design?
There are two aspects to heat. The first is the amount of heat generated by the lighting that adds to the overall HVAC load. Fortunately, LED is one of the best lights for this issue, as it generates very little heat. The second is the ambient temperature at light install levels, and whether it will affect the lifespan of the chosen fixture based on that fixture’s operating temperature specifications. If heat is an issue, it should be identified in the specifications so that we can choose a fixture that has a higher tolerance to temperatures.
How Do I Determine the Best Fixture for Each Part of the Data Center Facility?
We’d be happy to create a customized lighting plan for you which will detail the specific lighting needs for each space. We have done this for many data centers. And can provide you with a roadmap of LED lighting before you buy any lights.
What is the Best Way to Mount Lights in a Data Center?
The lights are usually mounted on the ceiling. They are either in a ceiling grid or are surface mounted to the ceiling. Discuss your requirements and environment with us. We can recommend the best options for your needs.
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