Lighting guide

Measurements and units

Common measurements and units that are applied in lighting technology and design.

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Directives and standards

The most commonly applied EU directives and standards pertaining to lighting that are legally binding in the Member States.

Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) of Finland

IP ratings

Ingress protection classes for lighting systems.

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Control systems

The most commonly used lighting control methods and their special characteristics.

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Information on how to design and build an energy-efficient lighting system (this section also offers a means of measuring and comparing lighting solutions’ energy-efficiency).

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Recommended control systems

A list of control systems that are compatible with Ensto’s dimmable Triac luminaires.

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A checklist prepared by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) of Finland for measures to be taken if luminaires fail to switch on or to function appropriately in a system equipped with a ballast.

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High-quality lighting made energy efficiently

Energy-efficient lighting depends on many factors; do not stare only the efficacy. Energy-efficient lighting is made of high-quality products, good design and execution together with
proper maintenance and energy efficient use of the lighting over its life-time.

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The Indoor Lighting Standard

Concepts, such as illuminance, glare, and modelling, that are covered by the standard SFS-EN 12464-1:2011 (here you can find information on how to take these concepts into account in the design of lighting, and this section also provides examples of lighting requirements for specific spaces, areas, tasks, and activities).

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