Archives: Commercial Services Sector

Retail Store Lighting & Design

Aglo Systems has a proven track record working with many leading retailers, shopfitters, architects, designers, builders, and electrical contractors producing the latest in Retail Store Lighting & Design

Lighting plays a huge part in consumer behaviour and has a big influence on whether a product is purchased from your store. Optimal lighting performance within your retail space can create an enhanced customer experience and encourage strong purchasing behaviour. As retail lighting specialists, we understand the unique requirements to illuminate shopfront displays, wall-bay displays, merchandise tables, entry portal and circulation areas.

As part of our lighting design process in a retail store we have developed five essential steps aimed at maximising product engagement: 

  1. Lighting consultation: In the early stages of designing a retail store, it is essential for our team to review the store’s layout, architecture, and design in relation to lighting design and luminaire selection, as well as the client’s objectives and desired ambience. 
  2. Lighting design and concept: Our team will create a unique lighting concept that matches your brand identity and products and works in with the project objectives. Our concept includes a 3D render, illuminance levels and a reflective ceiling plan.
  3. Product sourcing: Selection and sourcing of suitable products to meet the lighting design concept, considering factors such as installation, lifespan, maintenance, and energy savings. 
  4. Luminaire Schedule: We provide a lighting schedule that considers the above points, the client’s budget, timelines, availability, and overall goals.
  5. Get expert help: We pride ourselves on providing a retail lighting solution that is tailored to your store, adapts to your conditions, and showcases your brand identity.
  6. Post-installation aiming service: As an additional service within our package, our expert team can ensure all luminaires are aimed appropriately and in accordance with our lighting design.

Contact Us to discuss your retail lighting requirements.

Hospitality Lighting

When we commence work on a hospitality lighting design plan for the industry, the following factors are considered to create a warm and welcoming environment: 

  1. Influence Mood: There are many components to consider in lighting to influence the mood of your guests. Unsatisfactory lighting can ruin a space’s aesthetic and hamper your ability to create an atmosphere.  Well-positioned luminaires can set the vibe and can create focal points. Human-centric lighting adjusts over the course of the day and evening to allow guests more restful sleep, using specialist luminaires and control systems to mimic natural daylight. Warmer colour temperatures and lower illumination levels allow hoteliers and restaurateurs to create intimate, dramatic atmospheres and more personal spaces; cooler colour temperatures and higher illumination levels can be used to create brighter, more vivid environments.

  2. Provide convenience: The hospitality industry is rapidly embracing technology-based lighting systems. Lighting should be adaptable to a business’s needs; timed dimming cycles in common areas, creating scenes in outdoor façade or landscaping lighting, or adjusting the lighting in a function area to flexibly accommodate weddings, conferences, presentations, and other events. By using dynamic luminaires and customisable control systems, businesses can maximise utility of their facilities with a minimum of fuss and expense.
  3. Allow tailoring to users’ needs: It is important that the lighting within the hospitality environment can be adapted to suit guests’ needs and provide convenience. This is particularly important for guestrooms, where lighting requirements vary for different needs: bright lighting for working, complementary lighting for getting ready, target spotlighting for reading a book or dimmed lighting for relaxing. Changing the illumination level should be easily achievable. Guests will certainly notice the convenience of good lighting when they find accommodation that provides it; conversely, a lack of convenient lighting will often leave a negative impression. 

Our specialist teams can select the correct luminaires and lighting control system to ensure that both guests and operators alike can easily, accessibly, and conveniently adjust lighting, allowing hoteliers and restaurateurs to maximise their business’s potential and guests to get the most enjoyment from their stay.

Contact Us to discuss your hospitality lighting requirements.

Sports & Area Lighting

We work with Civil Works and Engineering Consultants across Australia to provide lighting design, consultation and premium LED product supply for sporting facilities and public, commercial, and industrial area lighting applications.

Sports Lighting

Good quality lighting is essential for sports facilities to enable players, umpires, and spectators to follow the progress of the game. In ball sports, the ball should always be clearly visible, regardless of its speed or location. The playing pitch should be illuminated uniformly, with minimal glare and with optimal illumination levels for the sport and crowd size.

Each sport has set key standards of illumination, uniformity and glare for training sessions, match practice and competition at club, amateur and professional grades. Televised sports matches require even higher levels of illumination. 

We combine the technical expertise of our inhouse lighting designers and engineers to ensure that the lighting design proposed for each site complies with Australian regulations, and is visually appealing, energy-efficient and low-maintenance. As part of our lighting design process, we provide lux mapping for playing surfaces and 3D modelling of the proposed result.

Our lighting design proposals can go beyond just the play area. Lighting for other parts of the sporting complex is also important to consider; we can assist with illumination for the carpark and walkways, stands, emergency areas and corridors, changerooms, canteens and other rooms. We can design and supply for sporting facilities such as aquatic centres; tennis, football, soccer, rugby, hockey, netball, cricket, lawn bowls, basketball, and baseball clubs; golf courses and driving ranges; and gymnastic, dance and indoor multi-sports centres.

Area Lighting

Our industrial and commercial lighting designs can include a wide range of installation applications: loading docks, warehouses, driveways, car yards, outdoor merchandise displays, petrol stations, train stations, car washes and emergency assembly areas. Each have their own unique lighting requirements and standards that must be considered.

Other factors that must be considered include driver visibility and pedestrian safety, minimum illumination levels required by CCTV cameras for effective operation, and illuminance level standards also apply for street illumination, vertical illumination, and public spaces. For both indoor and outdoor applications, we can provide premium, energy-efficient with long functional lifetimes LED luminaires suitable to the task and environment.

Our luminaires are IP-rated to suit various levels of water and dust protection, are minimal maintenance and can feature protection from vandalism. We can also accommodate specific project-based requirements such programmed timers, and motion and daylight sensors for automatic dimming and switching options to suit your specific needs and to further reduce energy consumption.

Our team takes particular care to ensure our lighting designs meet strict NCC BCA, AS1680 and AS2560 sports/area lighting standards. Our dedicated team strives to provide a streamlined service with the finest attention to detail while maintaining competitive prices. 

 

Contact Us to discuss your sports & area lighting requirements.

Supermarket Lighting and Design

We specialise in lighting for the supermarket industry and have a unique understanding of supermarket lighting design requirements. Lighting plays a key role in supermarket design where a great lighting environment can attract and guide the flow of people. Our lighting design takes into consideration illuminating key areas of interest, ease of installation, lifespan, energy savings, AS1680/NCC BCA requirements and maintenance cycles.

As part of our lighting design process, we identify the key supermarket lighting areas: 

  • Fresh Produce Area Lighting: The fresh area within a supermarket generally displays produce, meats, cheeses, and cooked goods. The lighting design for this area looks to ensure foods are well presented but also considers the temperature impact of goods. To create fresher looking produce our ‘Brilliant Vivid’ LED technology provides enriched high-colour rendering, making the colour saturation and representation of an object in line with daylight. The ability to represent a greater range of colours and contrasts makes the texture and detail of a product clearer, so customers can see how fresh it is.
  • Shelving Aisle Lighting: The shelving area consists of the supermarket aisles and requires high horizontal and vertical illuminance so the goods can be highlighted effectively. Because the distances between the shelves are closer, the lighting for this area should have low levels of shadowing and very high uniformity to ensure products are evenly illuminated top to bottom.
  • Promotional Area Lighting: The promotional area of a supermarket is usually featured at end bays of aisles or in a dedicated position within the supermarket. Lighting for this area needs to be targeted, to better attract customers at first glance and draw them to the supermarket’s special buys/products and discounts. Lighting for this area should be brighter than the surrounding environment to attract attention.
  • Frozen Area Lighting: A supermarket’s frozen goods area requires a lighting design that makes the goods appear fresh and cool. The distance between luminaires and goods can influence the shelf life, so these are important factors to consider in this space.
  • Cashier Area Lighting: The cashier or checkout area of a supermarket needs to be bright and comfortable for employees and customers. Low-glare and high lumen output LED lighting fittings allow employees and customers to see the goods and cash register without harsh discomfort glare.

 

Contact Us to discuss your supermarket lighting requirements.

Schools & University Lighting

We understand the unique lighting requirements that are required by education facilities such as primary schools, secondary schools, and universities.

Within an educational facility, it is important that each element increases learning and productivity levels. Lighting within the education sphere requires an evaluation of the impact of natural light from windows; the integration of technology being used; and the nature of the tasks being undertaken. Natural light is often encouraged as it has long been known to positively affect the mood, energy, and concentration. 

During our lighting design process for schools & universities, a key consideration is colour temperature. Cooler white light sources encourage greater focus and may improve performance; conversely, warmer colour temperatures may be a better option for engaging young children in calmer activities. We also consider the recommended specific levels of light or illuminance in accordance with Australian Standards. For example, AS/NZS 1680.2.3 states the recommended lux levels for educational facilities; these levels vary due to the wide range of tasks which are involved. Aglo’s experience and specialist skills allow us to navigate these standard, recommended levels and requirements to ensure that all safety, compliance and visual comfort recommendations are met.

An example of the varying lux levels required for common educational areas under AS/NZS 1680.2.3 are below.

  • General Use: 240 lux
  • Examinations: 240 lux
  • Laboratories: 320 lux
  • Lecture rooms: 240 lux
  • Reading rooms: 320 lux
  • Sewing rooms:
    • (a) General: 320 lux
    • (b) Task areas: 800 lux

To maximise usability and multi-functional areas, our designs consider dimming and control requirements for areas where presentations might be made on large screens, or where electric whiteboards are installed. Responsive, customisable dimming also mitigates glare and eye strain that can be caused by prolonged screen use; daylight sensors can be used to scale back lighting output to take advantage of natural lighting through windows and reduce utility costs.

Often educational facilities must balance tight budgets with the need to provide a safe and efficient environment for students. When specifying lighting in a school or university, LED lighting offers savings in both cost and maintenance. With a longer lifespan LED lights need to be replaced less often than traditional fluorescent lights. LED lights also require less energy to run and do not have flicker issues.

As there are diverse spaces within an educational facility, our inhouse lighting designers can model each space to achieve results in line with Australian Standard requirements and provide a space that enhances your students’ learning capabilities.

Contact Us to discuss your schools & universities lighting requirements.

 

Health Care Facilities Lighting

Lighting is a fundamental component within any space, but it is particularly important for health care facilities due to the tremendous impact it can have on patient outcomes, healing and overall health. We offer intelligent health care facilities lighting solutions and applications, ensuring that the lighting creates a sense of well-being for patients while enabling care personnel and doctors/specialists to work with high levels of concentration. Depending on the application, we work with the client to provide an optimal lighting solution – 

Treatment Rooms: Within treatment rooms, lighting must communicate a sense of calm and comfort for patients while also ensuring that doctors/specialists are able to correctly examine and diagnose the patient. We often recommend fittings with very high luminous efficacy and optimal colour rendering as the ideal solution. 

Patient and Resident Rooms: For some patients, a clinic may temporarily become their new home and this, in turn needs to reflect a homely atmosphere for patients to feel relaxed and at ease. At the same time, we need to consider functional lighting for the space allowing personnel to complete medical examinations and treatments. Night-time lighting also needs to be considered that enables personnel to move around the room to monitor patients without disturbing sleep. 

Relaxation Rooms and Waiting Areas: Relaxation and Waiting areas in healthcare facilities are important meeting areas for patients and visitors that needs to allow a sense of calm and connection. For these areas we look to create homogeneous lighting designs that avoids a monotonous impression often used for communal areas. 

Utility and Functional Rooms: For functional and utility rooms such as storage rooms, laundry and kitchens selected luminaires need to withstand dust, heat, cold and humidity. Depending on the room’s task our inhouse lighting designers can provide a recommendation for the specific lighting task requirement. 

Working together with our client, we identify the projects specific requirements to create the ideal working and healing lighting conditions for the health care facility. 

 

Office Lighting

Lighting within an office environment has a significant impact on an individual’s performance in a variety of ways. By measuring factors such as concentration and satisfaction levels, it has been shown that an individual’s well-being, health, and performance are highly affected by the lighting within their office space. Poor office lighting environments can cause eye strain, headaches, and alertness. On the other hand, well-designed lighting with an office space can enhance worker satisfaction and productivity.

As part of our lighting design process, we consider the following factors when designing office lighting: 

  • What types of work will be undertaken? For example, does the work require extensive use of screens or monitors? Perhaps it might be fine detail based, requiring high illumination levels. Does the work involve colour-grading, necessitating luminaires with a high Colour Rendering Index?
  • Can the design accommodate changes in work activities based on the client’s requirements?
  • Does the lighting ensure hazards are easily identifiable, to ensure workers’ safety?
  • Does the lighting provide a safe and comfortable visual environment that will drive productivity and employee satisfaction?

We also work in to comply with Australian Standards:

  • General Lighting: For general work areas a value of 160 lux is recommended under AS/NZS 1680.2.4:1997. Office environments with moderately difficult visual tasks should have a range of 320-400 lux.
  • Access and Stair Lighting: Under AS/NZS 1680.2.4:1997, a value of 40 lux is recommended for walkways and access areas to ensure workers to can move around safely. This should be considered as a minimum value; in some circumstances, higher levels may be required.
  • Emergency Lighting: Depending on the office type, AS/NZS 3012:2010 or AS 2293.1 is used. AS/NZS 3012:2010 specific for construction and demolition categorised offices requiring battery-powered lighting to be installed in passageways, next to switchboards and stairways. AS 2293.1 specific for emergency escape lighting and exit signs for buildings outlines emergency escape luminaires should be located within 2 metres of the approach side of each doorway where required. 

We work together with our clients to understand their specific office lighting requirements and provide a recommended lighting design concept and schedule.

Contact Us to discuss your offices lighting requirements.

Multi Residential Development Lighting

We work with our clients, technical consultant, architects, and property developers to supply and deliver multi residential development lighting projects, balancing cost, technical performance, and aesthetic design intent to achieve a stunning final aesthetic.

Our Projects team has extensive experience across a wide range of developments, ranging from budget-conscious and premium projects. Our diverse network of local and global suppliers enables Aglo Projects to tailor packages to any scale or budget.

Our Projects team multi-residential development process includes: 

  1. Establishing a Scope of Works: Our initial discussion with the client establishes the scope of the lighting package that is required and the needs of the customer. We work with our clients to familiarise ourselves with the project, understand the client’s goals and expectations, and establish delivery and overall project timelines. 
  2. Sourcing & Value Engineering: After establishing the project scope, we source suitable products to create the perfect lighting package – whether it be from our own Mondolux range, specially-sourced project fittings or bespoke feature luminaires. We can also offer value engineering, by looking at projects from a functional, installation, usability, or price perspective to encourage innovation, reduce labour and installation costs, increase quality or technical performance. 
  3. Client Review, Sampling & Approvals: Once the lighting package is reviewed, we work with our clients to provide exactly what is required for approval, whether that be detailed technical submissions, such as luminaire photometric testing, extensive datasheets, detailed technical reports or physical samples for approval. 
  4. Testing & Compliance: For some projects, luminaire testing and demonstrating compliance can be a key step in the approval and value engineering process. Our Aglo Photometrics Lab can ensure luminaires supplied are all correctly specified to their designed light output, optic and light quality colour rendering index (CRI). 
  5. Supply & Delivery: As part of our project management services, we coordinate the supply and delivery phase of the project. Our flexible, solutions-based approach, combined with our extensive experience, allows us to provide innovative and timely solutions to minimise project delay and additional cost. 
  6. Installation & Project Completion: We provide all installation documentation in preparation for project handover to end clients. Aglo Projects also offers additional after-sales services such as the commissioning of Casambi dimming systems, the aiming of spotlights in public areas and support. 

Contact Us to discuss your multi-residential development lighting requirements.