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Facade lighting is popular. For many building owners, it is the way to stand out. When designing and during the installation of the lighting solution, it is important to make the right choices. It will affect the desired impact you want to achieve and with the right choices, you avoid hassles.

Reasons for applying facade lighting

By using facade lighting, you influence the appearance of a building. There are several reasons why you can use facade lighting in projects.

  • You can beautifully highlight parts of the facade or highlight parts of the property, especially if the property possesses special architectural highlights.
  • You can improve the visibility of a building at night.
  • You can ensure a professional appearance.
  • You can catch the attention of the passer-by (optionally with striking or subtle colours).
  • You can create a certain atmosphere that suits a brand or the image of a company, or an old building that you want to illuminate.
  • You can improve a company's brand awareness (e.g. in the case of an unlit facade advertising).
  • You can reduce the risk of burglary or vandalism.


These are the benefits of LED solutions for facade lighting

There are several ways to illuminate a facade, where LED lighting becoming increasingly popular. LED lighting is known for its high energy efficiency compared to other light sources. Building owners can save up to 50-80% on their energy bills.

By using LED strips in your design, you are also a lot more flexible.

  • The strips are bendable, allowing you to follow any shape.
  • There are also many options. Think RGB or RGBW if you opt for colour. Or Tunable White that lets you set and adjust the light as you wish.
  • And you can dim the LED strips to achieve the right effect.

Using LED for facade lighting offers you unlimited possibilities and you can make your design a complete reality.

Another advantage is the long lifespan of LED strips. They generally have a lifespan of 50,000 to 100,000 burning hours. This depends on the quality and environmental factors. The advantage of the long lifetime is that LED lighting is a lot more sustainable, it reduces the carbon footprint, it needs to be replaced less often and it minimises maintenance costs.


Important factors when choosing LED strips for facade lighting

What impression you want to leave is very important. Therefore, make sure you supply good facade lighting. Of course, you don't want parts to fail or the light to flicker. It is not only your client's business card, but also yours. You want to be proud of the result.

Often the lighting is installed in a place you cannot easily reach, which means you will always need an aerial platform when replacing or repairing it. So choose quality products and make sure the lighting is installed properly.

Facade lighting should give the visual impact you envisage. Therefore, choose a lighting solution with the right lumen output. It is important to consider the height at which the lighting will be placed and also determine how much light the solution should emit according to the lighting design.

Besides the lumen output, the colour temperature of the lighting plays an important role in creating the right atmosphere. Lower colour temperatures provide a warm light colour, creating a cosy atmosphere. Higher colour temperatures, on the other hand, give the premises a more modern look because of a cooler light colour.

Facade lighting is an outdoor application. This means that the lighting will come into contact with various weather conditions. Therefore, make sure you choose a lighting solution with an IP value higher than IP67. In doing so, both the LED strip itself and the connection must be well protected. This prevents hassle afterwards.

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What to think about when installing facade lighting

First of all, preparation is crucial. Consider safety regulations, local rules and regulations, location of lighting, assessment of the building, and what it will take to install the lighting solution.

Facade lighting should stay in place for years. You want to avoid maintenance or repair as much as possible. Especially since the lighting is often fixed in a place that is not easily accessible or where you need an aerial platform. It is therefore very important that the lighting solution is firmly attached to the building and is resistant to weather and other external factors. Choose high-quality profiles that protect the LED strips.

As mentioned earlier, facade lighting is a type of outdoor lighting. Therefore, make sure the connection is properly fitted and also waterproof. As it is often a hassle to do this on site, it is wise to have it delivered ready-made by a professional. This way, you can be sure that the products are waterproof and you can install the facade lighting quickly and easily.


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