• Accent lighting

    Accent lighting is directional lighting which underlines highlights and features, such as window frames, columns and other architectural details in rooms and at buildings. Decorative lighting in indoor lighting can also be accent lighting which is used for emphasis of spatial regions or individual objects. Outdoors there are mostly floodlighting illuminations or independently acting lighting objects.

  • Contour lighting

    Contour lighting is used to highlight architectural elements in and at buildings. In indoor areas stairs, handrails and edges are frequently illuminated. In outdoor areas facade lighting with light lines underlines the character of buildings in the dark. In both cases the contour lighting creates attention and sets appealing stimuli.

  • Cove lighting

    Cove lighting is a form of indirect lighting or accent lighting in which the luminaire is installed in strips, grooves or other architectural details. The cove hides the light and provides very uniform, diffuse light. Cove lighting is a popular element of interior design with light.

  • General lighting

    General lighting is also subsumed under the terms basic lighting or uniform illumination, since all areas of a room are evenly "light" illuminated and no area is particularly considered. In this type of illumination, it is simply a matter to illuminate the area so that the perception and orientation is possible and a comfortable brightness is created.

  • Orientation lighting

    The orientation lighting supports the perception by establishing lines of light, for example in paths, corridors, stairs and bridges. The function as signal light is essential, the illumination of the environment is secondary. For orientation low illumination levels are sufficient. Small lamps with high luminance stand out clearly from the surrounding area. The person should feel secure through this illumination and orientation should be supported.

  • Task lighting

    Task lighting is a specific illumination which is focused on a certain area. This illumination is supplementary to the general lighting in a room and serves a particular purpose, for example desk lighting, which facilitates a task. Task lighting should be free of disturbing glare and shadows and should also be bright enough to prevent eye strain.

  • Wall grazing

    Grazing light is directional light in an acute angle. It is used to emphasize the materiality, structure and surface properties of walls and facades. In this type of lighting the luminaires must be mounted extremely close to the surface which should be illuminated. With precision optics a continuous narrow blade of light can be created.

  • Wall washing

    Wall washing is a form of lighting where walls and facades are accented by a uniform brightness distribution from the top to the bottom. This type of lighting is ideal for lighting facades, plazas, entrance ways and hedges; and it is also used in museums. Wall flooding requires different optics and light outputs, as there are many different applications in this area. The luminaire must be installed within a certain distance from the surface which should be illuminated, because this is the only way to achieve a uniform brightness distribution.