Here’s where the thought process starts…

Mid winter on the East coast of Australia somewhere!

6:30 PM 
Tom, a hard working tradesman started on the road at 6AM, and, due to his workload, 
has not eaten all day. Navigates his vehicle towards McDonalds Drive through. 

Though his menu selection has yet to be made, his body is preparing  for the banquette ahead. His mouth is preparing for sustenance by salivation and his attention is
being focused towards edible treats that lie in the not too distant future.  
Mary and Luke, quarrelsome and competitive 6 year old twins, escape
from their mothers parked car in the centre of McDonald’s congested Car park, and
head straight for the front door in order to be the first inline for the New  Toy of the moment. Leaving mother to follow in hot pursuit, abandoning, their Aunty Em to stay in the car.

Time elapsed…
With Tom taking his order through the window of the Drive through and
nesting his spoils in the passenger’s seat, slides his vehicle into Drive and
promptly heads across the car park in order to make a quick getaway. At the same time,
appeasing his bodies request for sustenance, dips his hand into the bag of fulfilment to find the chips.

Simultaneously, Mary, displaying high emotions of joy and happiness by
emulating her toy of preference in flight as high as her arm can reach and
amazed by the flashing red eyes. Dashes, towards the car where Aunty Em is
sitting awaiting the next round of mayhem from the twins. 

This is where the story begins…
What are the vertical illuminances within the carriageway?

Tom, as good and responsible driver as he is, is being diverted by natural instinct.
Mary and Luke are being driven by other distractions, yet all are on the same field of play.

Assisting in the visual senses of all parties is the Key to this success.

In order to assist Tom, the good lighting design engineer has provided
more than adequate Vertical Illuminance, minimised any Glare, and created
High Uniformity over the entire site. "Etcetera" "Etcetera" "Etcetera"

Therefore, Tom is assisted to see Mary, as she is slipping out at a great rate of knots between
the parked vehicles directly out side the building of contentment.
Needless to say, with Luke following directly behind Mary heading towards Aunty Em. 

How deep does your Lighting Designer think?
Toy of preference!

With the below is a quick snapshot of what correct photometric testing
can look like compared to... Hmmmm something that is more likely to come from a
test lab at a bar using a beer coaster.

Philips - Dimmable 7W MR16 36D EMEA&APR 3000K
No name Brand - 12V  6W MR16
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia
The lux (symbol: lx) is the SI unit of illuminance and luminous emittance, measuring luminous flux per unit area. 

It is equal to one lumen per square metre.
In photometry, this is used as a measure of the intensity, as perceived by the human eye, of light that hits or passes through a surface.
It is analogous to the radiometric unit watts per square metre, but with the power at each wavelength weighted according to the luminosity function, a standardized model of human visual brightness perception.
In English, "lux" is used in both singular  and plural.


 Lux Plot Design

It has become apparent in the few short weeks of operation there is a recurring question…

For those that would like the short answer, here is a condensed list of AGi32 designs done.
Either as an indicative Predictive Lighting outcome OR as the employed Lighting Design.

Australian Ballet Cutting Room
Armidale Sports Ground Lighting
ANZ Chadstone
Altona School internal
ATO Moonee Ponds demo floor
Arkana House
Berwick Medical Facility - 370 - 372 Pound Rd internal/external
Bega RSL Club
BB’s Deli Brimbank Central Shopping Centre
Bankstown 23, Lecture Theatre, UWS Campus
Broadmeadows SC
Braeside Office First Floor
Barwon Coast Toilet Block
Broadmeadows shopping centre – carpark
Brighton Bowls Club
Bunnings - Cormack Road
Bunnings Truganina Warehouse
Burnside Centre Office
Browns Supermarket
Craigieburn Football Field
Cura Health internal
Chadstone Lifestyle Centre external
Codess Level 1
CUFC Main Pitch
Coffee Pot on Pakington
Casselden Place Project
Canberra Airport internal
Chrysler Brighton
Classy Paperie
Centro Arndale Carpark
Coles Dist Centre Truganina
CBA – Horsham
Dressage arena lighting To Olympic standard
Deakin Primary classroom design
DES Kedron carpark lighting
DSE depot – Alexandria carpark lighting
DES QEOC carpark
EBB carpark internal
Football Oval – MCG 6 external towers
Football Oval – MCG internal only
Football Oval – MCG Daylight only
Football Oval - Greenvale Reserve
Football Oval – Olinda
Football Oval – Quamby Reserve Nth Ringwood
Geelong Super Clinic Interior
Geelong Super Clinic Car Park
Geelong Super Clinic Car Park
GME Kingray Warehouse
Huntigtower Aquatic
Hellenic  Museum
Ilim Assembly Hall
Japanese Restaurant Fitzroy
Jahn Associates Office Refurb
Jefferson-East Side
Lasseters Rest Casino – new eating area
Lara Prison – Marngoneet
Lombards 2 Mt Alexander
Launceston Aquatic Centre carpark & parklands
McDonald's - Malvern East McDonald's Lighting Layout
McDonald's - 2008_08_19-Glen Innes-E010 Carpark Lighting layout
McDonald's - McDonalds Fawkner site lighting
McDonald's - 2008_07_14-Corowa Car Park Lights-E010
McDonald's - 2008_07_14 Stawell McD Car Park Lights-E010
McDonald's - 2008_07_14-Cobram CarparkLights-E010
McDonald's - BP Officer West Site lighting
McDonald's - Wodonga McD Car Park Lighting
McDonald's - McDonald's Car Park Lighting
McDonald's - 2009_07_15 - E010 - SITE LIGHTING_PRELIM
McDonald's - 2009_07_20-Irymple McD Site Lighting
McDonald's - Warragul McDonalds Path Lighting
McDonald's - Collie McD Site Lighting
McDonald's – Katherine
McDonald's - Hallet Cove McD External Lighting
McDonald's - Preston II Car Park
McDonald's - Tea Tree Plaza – Revised
McDonald's - Point Cook McD Site Lighting
McDonald's - Clayton McD Site lighting
McDonald's - Northam McDonalds
McDonald's - Esperance McDonald's Site Lighting
McDonald's - McDonalds Site Lighting Port Macquarie
McDonald's - McDonalds - Portland - Elec Site plan
McDonald's - Baldivis McD Site
McDonald's – Sunshine
McDonald's - Knoxfield McD Site Lighting
McDonald's - Wyndham McD Site
McDonald's - Seymour Site Extension
McDonald's - Pakenham Site Lighting
Melbourne Market Relocation 2009
Melbourne Market Relocation Project Epping 2010
Melton Harness
Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre
Melton Youth Centre carpark
Melbourne water car park
Mitcham Newsagents
Metcash NSW
Meningie School
Mount Gambier Civic Centre internal
Melb Uni - Old Arts Bldg
Magic Car Wash - Standard layout for lighting
Melbourne Convention Centre Pump House
Monash Sports  Centre Lighting Refurbishment
Myer – Westfield Fountain Gate Lv1 & 2
Melbourne Cricket Club - (MCG)
Nexus Building
Northland – Target
Nuttelex Complete factory and office
Nubco Launceston
Ocean Grove Main Beach - Centre Toilet
Pakenham Lakeside Village carpark
Preston Centelink Lighting
Prospect Street, Boxhill
Pool House to Conference Room
The Rex, Daylesford
Richmond Hotel SA
RMIT lecture theatres
SJOG Warrnambool Car Park
St Johns Primary School
Simpsons the Jeweller
Skilled Stadium - Undercroft Lighting
St. Paul Endeavour hills
St Patricks Primary School - Multi Purpose Hal
Stafford Direct - Waterfornt City
Shed 14 Docklands external
Synertec - Cool Room
Single Court Tennis Toorak
Szencorp internal
St James Green6
TOLL Mars project CIP
Train Station platform
Templeton School design
Toll In2 Store
Toyota TMCA Altona
Toyota up/down dyno room
Tea Tree Plaza – Roadway & carpark
Toyota paint inspection bay
TruEnergy 09112-E103 L30
The Quarry Greystanes
Ulverstone Showground (Softball)Building
Vimy House
Vic Roads - Conference Room
Wallan BP Service centre Ramps North and South Lights
World Corner
Werribee Mercy Hospital roadway
Westfield Fountain Gate - Suncorp Office Fitout
50 Flinders SA
600 Bourke Street
600 St Kilda Road Level 6
459-L21 Collins St
535 Bourke St - Level 2
535 Bourke St - Level 6
459 Collins St
440 L13 Collins
990 Latrobe St external entrance
650 Lorimer St
6 + 16 Ryan Avenue Beverly Hills
15 William St internal carpark
104 Lot Colemans Rd
123 Montague st Self Storage all
650 Lorimer St
101 Collins St - Lighting Layout
30 300 King St

Elixir Cafe - Wanneroo Library & Cultural Centre  - WA

Welcome to Café Elixir  - let us tell you about some things about our café. 

We are located at the new Library and Cultural Centre in the heart of the Wanneroo town centre, just off Wanneroo Road (3 Rocca Way). 

The Library and Cultural Centre houses an outstanding regional museum and art gallery showcasing national tour exhibitions.

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Devices that are labelled with an overseas compliance mark 
(for example, ‘CE’ mark or FCC approval)
cannot automatically be lawfully supplied in Australia.

From 1 March 2013
New Single Compliance Mark - RCM  

For current suppliers
The following applies to all current suppliers—those who have been issued with a supplier code number prior to 1 March 2013.

From 1 March 2013
A three-year transition period will apply to current suppliers.

Current suppliers will be permitted to label devices with the C-Tick or A-Tick until 29 February 2016.

Current suppliers will be permitted to keep devices labelled with the C-Tick or A-Tick on the market with their current label. Devices labelled with the C-Tick or A-Tick before the end of the transition period on 29 February 2016 and in accordance with the existing requirements will not need to be relabelled.

From 1 March 2016
The new arrangements will apply to all suppliers.

Note: Supplier identification can be the supplier’s supplier code number (‘NXXX’). This may be replaced with any of the following:
>          Australian Company Number (ACN)
>          Australian Business Number (ABN)
>          Australian Registered Business Number (ARBN)
>          Australian business name and address
>          personal name and address in Australia
>          Australian registered trademark.
   NXXX (A-Tick for telecommunications devices)

NXXX (C-Tick for radiocommunications devices, EMC and EME)

NXXX (regulatory compliance mark for radiocommunications devices, EMC and EME)


Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS)

As a reminder: The phase-out of 50W dichroic 12V halogen lamp!

The first stage of phasing out non-compliant extra low voltage halogen reflector lamps commenced on 1 October 2010. From this date, all halogen mirror reflector lamps such as the 12V 50W MR16 dichroic lamp must achieve the prescribed Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS)

Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) will require the average measured wattage for extra low voltage 12V tungsten halogen multifaceted MR16 dichroic reflector lamps to be no more than 37W.

As of 14 April 2012 the 50W dichroic or mirror back reflector 12V halogen lamp used in many homes and commercial premises will be phased out.

The phase-out will see a ban on importation of the 50W MR16 lamp.
However existing stock already in Australia may continue to be sold.

Replacement options
Alternatives include using the same lamp shape and type with a 35W rating or a Reputable Brand LED lamp.

October 2012
This information sheet clarifies the requirements for emergency lighting and exit signage on designated emergency evacuation routes on construction sites.


Principal contractors have management and control of construction sites and therefore have the primary obligation to ensure lighting is sufficient for workers to safely evacuate in emergencies and permit emergency or repair personnel to access the site. Unlike finished buildings, evacuation routes on construction sites often contain construction materials, electrical switchboards, portable equipment and other obstacles.

On sites where natural lighting is insufficient, evacuation lighting is normally provided by installing battery powered emergency lighting and exit signs. AS/NZS3012 Electrical
installations on construction sites and demolition sites, clause 2.7.3, sets out that a minimum light level of 20 lx be provided for a minimum of one hour following the loss of normal lighting.

This minimum level applies to the site’s designated evacuation routes. Emergency lighting should also be installed at or next to site switchboards to help restore normal lighting after a fault occurs.

Note: the 20 lx is an average light reading and can be determined using the advice given below.

Worker evacuation must be considered in the project’s planning phase. The principal contractor should make electrical contractors aware of the project’s evacuation lighting requirements during the construction wiring tender process. These requirements should take into account that evacuation lighting may need to be relocated at various construction phases.

Evacuation routes
As part of the site’s emergency response plan the principal contractor should designate evacuation routes for the various work areas. The routes should be regularly reviewed
over the life of the project to ensure they remain effective as the site layout changes.

In multi-storey buildings any active stairway will be used by personnel during an emergency, so each active stairway should be treated as an evacuation route.

When evacuation lighting is required
Site evacuation routes require evacuation lighting where:
• work is outside full daylight hours (evacuation lighting may need to be installed as the year progresses and days shorten), or
• natural lighting does not maintain the minimum lighting level being 20 lx (eg basements, internal passageways or shading from near by buildings).

Note: If any work area, including under temporary support structures (eg formwork decks), is not sufficiently lit by the evacuation route lighting additional emergency lighting should be installed to light the work area to allow safe exit.

Exit signs
Exits signs must not be positioned more than one metre above or two metres in front of the exit. If the evacuation route turns, or does not lead directly to an emergency exit, then exit direction arrow signs that point towards the emergency exit must be installed at each change of direction.

Exit signs, including exit directional arrow signs, should be the internally illuminated battery back-up type so they are visible through smoke. In specific circumstances, however,
clause 6.3 of AS/NZS 2293 Emergency escape lighting and exit signs for buildings, states that externally illuminated signs may be suitable. This is only in areas that have appropriate means for automatically exhausting or excluding smoke. Exposure to open air does not meet this requirement.

Externally illuminated signs, where permitted, must be directly illuminated by an emergency light.

Reusing evacuation light fittings
Often, evacuation light fittings are reused from previous sites or other temporary installations (eg from completed lower floors of a multi-storey site). 
As the lamps and batteries age, the drop in light output must be managed to ensure minimum evacuation lighting levels are maintained.

Protecting evacuation lighting
Evacuation light fittings should be manufactured from impact resistant material 
(eg polycarbonate) or be fitted with mechanical protection (eg wire cages).

Periodic testing of evacuation lighting
Evacuation lighting must be inspected and electrically re-tested every 6 months, including a discharge test to ensure evacuation lighting maintains the 20 lx lighting level for at least one hour after the loss of normal lighting.

Records of testing should be kept on site or made available for auditing.