Impact of Climate on Light (Part 4 of a 6 Part Series)

Impact of Climate on Light (Part 4 of a 6 Part Series)

Great care should be given to the environments in which we design for. Notably, the climate for built environments must be considered as a vital step in design planning.


Marrakesh, Morocco sees average temperature highs of 73° Fahrenheit in November


Several of the rapidly developing parts of the world have substantially different climates than Europe and most parts of North America. Fixtures or lighting systems that have essentially been developed for the milder climes will not perform as well with the aggressive climate of the Middle-East, South Asia or South East Asia. The metrics of measurement and the standards must be updated. Further emphasis should also be given to the following factors:

  • Other climates are harsher on lighting systems

  • Different procurement and installation practices per locale

  • Impacts maintenance

  • Impacts efficiencies

  • Impacts perceptions

In the next installment of the Impact of Climate on Light series, we will discuss how humidity impacts lighting systems.