In the turn of the new decade, lighting has one clear technology as the go to solution for commercial and residential construction projects: LED (Light Emitting Diode). LED lights are now more affordable and becoming increasingly popular as everyone plays their part to reduce their electricity consumption.

Lighting is an integral part of any space. Builders, architects and interior designers have equally stressed on the importance of good lighting. There is no set rule for “good lighting”. It entirely depends on the user’s needs and requirements. It depends on what effect the space must have on its users and, how and when it will be used. By having a conversation focused on these points, we are one step closer to get you the right kind and amount of lighting for your chosen space(s).

A good place to start when considering a new lighting design is looking at the standard for that space

For example:

classrooms, one would want to ensure that
light is uniformly distributed throughout the room,
especially on the desks of teachers and students.

Lighting standards for a warehouse would be quite
different, where the lighting design could be centered
more on the shelves.

LED CITY is an expert in the field of lighting design. In lighting design, the focus can vary from aesthetics, practicality, or even just low cost. At LED CITY we identify your needs and requirements and work to ensure that you get the best lighting solution for any application.

Lighting Simulations

Lighting simulations are one of the easiest ways to ensure a good design and render what type of lighting a user will experience. We use advanced simulation software to create a lighting design based on user requirements and industry standards. We propose efficient lighting solutions by including the use of natural lighting, energy efficient LED fixtures and reduce the number of existing fixtures (if any); resulting in reduced costs. Careful balance of heat gain and loss is achieved by our expert team, along with glare control and enhanced visual quality.

We provide lighting simulation services in any one of the 2 ways:

Using an existing . DWG file provided by the customer

If you already have a DWG file for the area that is under lighting redesign consideration, then we use the same DWG file, to determine the lighting requirements of the area. By using the IES files for each of the fixtures in the DWG file, we create a new simulation. The new simulation ( or new DWG file), contains the new lighting solution proposed by LED City to fulfil the same lighting requirements with reduced fixtures and better quality LED fixtures, thereby saving electricity costs.

2. Provide Lighting requirements by answering a questionnaire

In case there is no existing DWG file for a particular target area, you will be required to fill out a questionnaire. You will be required to provide the details about
a) The application for the target area. If it is being used as a warehouse or parking lot, classroom or conference room, dining room or bedroom.
b) Lighting requirements within the target area. In what parts of the room is the light required? If the light is required on the walls or shelves in a classroom; whether simple lighting is required on the cars in a parking lot or the light is required to penetrate inside the cars.
c) The brightness level at different locations in the target area. This can be assessed by answering simple questions as the finish of floors and ceilings, paint on walls (matte/glossy) and the color of walls.
d) The natural lighting in the target area. This can be found out by determining which way the building is facing, the number of windows in the area and the number of doors.

New Fixture Design:

Given our vast experience with product design and manufacturing, LED City can help with designing a fixture for a project. Designs can be submitted to our engineering team with a CAD, sketch, drawing or even just a photo. Designs can incorporate LED+Driver integrated solutions, or it can be a lamp ready solution. All custom designs come with our guarantee on quality and workmanship. The typical process includes:

Popular fixture designs among architects and lighting consultants evolve all the time. Traditional luminaire designs with lamp ready ready sockets are slowly converting to an integrated technology. With LED, fixtures can be more a smaller form factor, lending themselves to a more contemporary design. Recent advancements in LED have transformers embedded within the fixture instead of having a separate transformer, which has greatly evolved how new fixtures are designed. We can design and produce fixtures for every type from small wall sconces or mini pendants, to large crystal chandeliers.

Typical information needed with designs:

When deciding on the details of a new fixture design, you will need to ensure the following is accounted for:

  1. Illumination type
  • Application for which the fixture will be used
  • Brightness level
  • Color temperature and lumen output
  1. Design aesthetic
  • Contemporary
  • Transitional
  • Rustic
  • Traditional
  • Other
  1. Material type
  2. Budget

Energy Management

LED City provides complete Energy Management and Consultation services to meet customer needs. Energy management is a simple breakdown of your current lighting versus the comparable LED option. The evaluation calculates energy savings, maintenance, bulb replacement, and other miscellaneous costs to provide a comprehensive analysis.

How this works?

We analyze the information obtained from you during the initial consultation regarding the application and lighting usage. We visit the area, check the brightness levels and interview the people currently working in those areas (if need be) regarding the lighting requirements. Current lighting levels will be compared with IES standards and new retrofit kits will be proposed. Energy saving using sensors and additional control methods will be proposed to further reduce energy consumption. For example, in certain areas in a warehouse where light is not required all the time, occupancy sensors can be used to light up the area as and when required.

We will also require information about your current lighting usage:

  • Number of hours per day required for lighting
  • Number of days per week required for lighting
  • Cost of energy or kW/h rate
  • Details on the wattage of current fixtures

LED City understands that your greatest concern is to control energy consumption and reduce energy costs. Transforming your lighting from traditional methods to LED lighting is usually constrained by budget limitations and high upfront costs. To overcome this issue we provide Return on Investment (ROI) analysis and financing services to help you save more energy at reasonable costs.

Value Engineering

Too often the new construction project’s focus is on design and not enough on cost. Purchasing lighting products specified by an architect can end up costing developers two to three times the amount that it should cost. LED City provides a free value engineering service for new construction projects to source comparable lighting products that are specified. Our specification engineering department by studying architectural plans for your project and propose comparable led lighting products.

Typically lighting fixtures are manufactured in the factories which are then sold to the distributors through a factory representative. Distribution companies then sell the light fixtures to the end user through the contractors.

In addition to the cost of the LED fixture itself, cost of the factory representatives, distributors, contractors, all add to the cost of fixture which is then to be borne by the end user. LED CITY can save you on all of these costs to provide these products direct from the factory.

The final amount that you pay for all the fixtures is far less than when compared to traditional purchasing.

Please give us a call at 972-488-2489 for more information on value engineering.