Philosophy

C.R.K. Designs provides a professional service based on honesty and attentive service. The objective is to ensure the Client is provided with a lighting system that accommodates their requirements and makes sense to their operation.

C.R.K. Designs’ design philosophy is to provide quality lighting solutions. Ensuring the latest lighting technologies are used, lighting loads are the most efficient and by ensuring the lighting is able to be turned off when not in use.

Interior Lighting:

Interior spaces require proper illumination in order to have a usable environment. Providing quality lighting solutions by making sure the Client’s needs are accommodated. From retail to industrial spaces all need to make sense to the Client.

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has a vast collection of experience published in recommended standards along with many other publications. C.R.K. Designs Inc. has developed many years of experience using these guidelines and has gained its own experience throughout the years.

Exterior Lighting:

Most exterior lighting needs to be carefully designed for exterior working areas or street tasks. This is usually achieved by “down lighting” mounted to pole structures. The lighting distribution needs to be carefully designed to provide glare free lighting for the people, cars and machinery using the space. Proper illumination for the working space and safety.

Exterior lighting for decorative, signage or advertising purposes also needs to be carefully designed to provide lighting on the task and not outside the task area.

One consideration is to ensure that there is no “miss-directed” lighting outside the task area. Terms like light trespass, glare, up-light are all terms relating to “miss-directed” lighting.

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) along with the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has developed a new (June 15, 2011) guideline. This document is called the Model Lighting Ordinance (MLO) and provides guidance for exterior lighting design.

The Illuminating Engineering Society also has guidelines for exterior lighting.