Lighting Engineering is broadly used across our four main markets: industrial, buildings, public sectors and infrastructure. Beca’s building services section has employed one of New Zealand's first full time professional illumination engineers and lighting designers; independent from any lighting supplier or manufacturer.
Beca understands that lighting is made up of two parts, the art of lighting and the science of light. The art includes the ambience of a work place, the lighting of building features, art works and landscaping - which are all lighting qualities that can't be quantified by engineers. Conversely, there is the science of lighting, which requires certain illuminance levels for specific tasks and their duration. This scientific aspect must be quantified for standards, and tailored with recent global warming issues in mind to the job in the most efficient way without wasting energy through wasted spill light or heat.
On the art side, we have experience lighting building facades, bridges, landscapes, sculptured works, art galleries and museums, among others.
Our lighting science experience encompasses design for offices, video conferencing rooms, education and health facilities, data centres, stadia, shopping centres, industrial facilities, air and transport terminals, motorways and many more. We can also provide expert lighting evidence for planning resource consent issues and advice on other legal aspects of lighting like local bylaw and standards formation.