Thursday, October 29, 2015

SMART home lighting control system - Oct 2015

Hardware or things needed for a SMART home lighting control system;

1. WIFI (most homes would already have it in Singapore)

2. A Smartphone or tablet or a cool tech savvy wall switch.
Portable lighting control. From your Smartphone to tablet. Simple, elegant and easy to apply!

3. A central device; where your internet data cable and the DMX drivers are linked together. This is the central nerve system for your SMART home set up. It would allow the possibility for all electrical devices to be linked up and controlled via wifi.
* Note there are many vendors in this field. Do understand each gateways' pros and cons!
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4. DMX driver 

5. Good quality lighting

6. Software for your smartphone to communicate with the central device.

Disclaimer: We are merely sharing what we have come across during our lighting consultancy work and research. We do not claim ownership of the pictures nor that the items presented in the above are all compatible with each other. For interested parties, please feel free to contact us where we will consider your budget, needs and resource availability to achieve a smart home. 

Monday, October 19, 2015

IASPL top 5 picks for Oct 15 (Black and White theme)

After our August 2015 theme, we decided to combine Sept and Oct 2015 together; with the 2 most common colours used for their homes; Black and White theme. These classic colour combination makes any room — from living room to bedrooms — sophisticated, chic, and timeless.

In our own opinion, there are some things to note for a black/white theme;

1. The place will probably feel darker even in the day. It might also create a serious or uptight emotions unknowingly. As such having a good window or natural light exposure will be a good balance to a black/white theme.

2. Unsure how much black or white is sufficient in a living space? Start by giving a quantifiable percentage on the proportion of black and white in a room. This will help narrow down your options. Say, i want 30% black in a room otherwise it might seem too scary at night. That means the walls are probably not going to be black. Instead the black can come from a rug, your TV screen and the aesthetic lightings.

3. Remember that shadows are a different tone of black. Without proper positioning of furniture and lightings, you may unexpectedly create more black in a surrounding than what you wanted.

4. Use a little silver, gold or warm white lighting to bring out the warmth in a black/white home. This theme is a fine line between being a place of coldness or of warmth.

Herein, we'd like to share 5 beautiful homes that we encounter that can be easily DIY by anyone. All you need is some good lightings and furniture to bring out the glam in black/white.

Examine how natural light enhances a black/white space

A lighter tone black walls, golden pillows, glossy black table lamp 
Modern black pendant lamps and tables/chairs, motif black wall paper
Warm table lamp, black white feature wall on left and right
Modern art piece as center focus of room, vertical trellis beam wall
Disclaimers: Please note that the pictures shown do not depict our own works. We are just excited and eager to share some nice homes based that fits in to our theme and under any situation did we receive any form of incentives from the owner's of the works.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Lighting Perfection

The perfection in lighting.
A peaceful short video showcasing quality craftsmanship.
"Beauty is subjective
You can like what others don’t
But, perfection is perfection." - Enzo Catellani.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

LED Lighting with Daylight and occupancy sensors

Aspects of efficient and intelligent lighting!

- LED Lightings; Affordable, low power consumption, generates less heat, longer lifespan.

- Daylight sensors; Ability for lighting to automatically adjust itself to ambient lighting.

- Occupancy sensors; Ability to detect and activate lighting automatically when needed.

- Little computers inside lighting fixtures; collect, transmit and share date to a central command system.

- Lighting management system; provides an interface for people to command the lighting system and analyse data collected from the Lighting fixtures.

- Set the LEDs Lighting according to needs; Different kinds of lights can be linked to provide a communication network.

- Dimming function; catering a lower light level, saving more electricity when there is no one.

- Solar harvesting; using cheap limitless solar energy to power your low energy LED lighting and system.