Lighting planning for outdoor spaces should highlight the best features of the space and its buildings, as well as improving safety. In garden and parking areas, the glare-free lighting of paths makes an area more pleasant, and also increases safety for people moving there when it is dark. At its best, lighting can create nostalgic feelings in public spaces. See light artwork in Mikkeli housing fair, Finland.
Façade lighting can highlight the entrances and architectural details of buildings, thereby increasing their value. In terms of cost efficiency, the aim of lighting planning is also to reduce the need for maintenance and energy consumption. Read, for example, about IBM’s courtyard lighting in Helsinki, which was carried out as an energy-saving project.
Airam offers durable lighting solutions from the Thorn range of outdoor luminaires for public spaces such as sports grounds, streets, highways, tunnels and public townscapes, where aesthetics, optical performance and energy consumption are in complete balance.
The traffic control at the Finnish postal service’s huge new terminal is highly automated. Carefully optimized area lighting plays a crucial role in this. In addition to the terminal area, Airam also calculated the lighting needs for the staff parking areas and the entrance and exit gates. Plata light fixtures were installed indoors on the break and office facilities’ suspended ceilings.
The effect of the Oulu City Library floating on water has been highlighted on the boundary walls built overhanging the water, which have now been illuminated using Airam’s Rigel LED strip lighting, which reflects off the water.
Energy-saving projects at the IBM headquarters in Helsinki were started at the beginning of 2016. This project was carried out in cooperation with CBRE, and included modernising the lighting with energy-efficient and environmentally friendly LED solutions.