We can’t protect our night sky without you! And we have some great simple ideas for you to involved right now. You can help us fight light pollution and protect the night sky. Our members and supporters are on the ground making a difference every day by spreading the word about light pollution to their […]
With the ever increasing value of homes on the Mornington Peninsula, it makes sense to add items that bring a high end feel to any project. With this new home at Safety Beach, Lumorail were invited to supply glass balustrading to the staircase. Even with the walls of the upper level coming part way down the stairs, the open look was retained with the use of stand-off patch fittings and glass.
Until the advent of artificial lighting, the sun was the major source of lighting, and people spent their evenings in (relative) darkness. Now, in much of the world, evenings are illuminated, and we take our easy access to all those lumens pretty much for granted.
The $28 million transformation of Bendigo’s Gaol to Ulumbarra Theatre was an exciting and unique undertaking, converting an old goldfields gaol into a stunning modern theatre that seats almost 1000 guests. As part of the works an Illuminated handrail was written into the scope. Somehow, somewhere along the way, the illuminated handrail was overlooked and a typical 50mm round stainless steel handrail was installed to the grand staircase at the front of the building.
Set behind high, ornate metal fences, the home is understood to span about 3200sq m, with a grand ballroom, five bedrooms, two kitchens, nine bathrooms and powder rooms, staff quarters and a huge basement garage for a fleet of luxury cars.
This article by Anna Salleh is a great example of why Lumorail handrails are suited to environmentally sensitive areas. Our lighting levels can be accurately controlled to be at or below 3000k (Warm white), and also directed onto walkways or paths without excessive spilling of light into the surroundings.
One of the only down sides to living atop beautiful Mount Dandenong in Victoria, is the incredibly steep driveways.Alongside a driveway nearly impossible to scale, the owners of this beautiful mansion built a set of stairs by utilising the existing large rocks and adding local stone. With no overhead lighting and a staircase over shadowed by beautiful natural fauna, the best option for lighting was to incorporate it into the handrail.
In addition to atmosphere, safety in your home is often paramount. Lumorail LED Handrails can include an incorporated sensor, allowing your lights to be activated as you approach. With infra-red sensors incorporated into the LED handrail system, the stairs are visible at all times.
This recently completed home features the Aston Range of LED Handrail around the outdoor entertainment area. The handrail with fully integrated lighting offers an alternative to traditional decorative fixtures while still providing ample light to the walkway.
Light Pollution Wastes Energy and Money In an average year in the U.S. alone, outdoor lighting uses about 120 terawatt-hours of energy, mostly to illuminate streets and parking lots. That’s enough energy to meet New York City’s total electricity needs for two years! IDA estimates that least 30 percent of all outdoor lighting in the […]