The ERCO Light Factory in Lüdenscheid is a leading international specialist in architectural lighting using LED technology. The family business founded in 1934, now operates with over 60 subsidiaries, branches and agencies all around the world. Working closely with architects, lighting designers and engineers, ERCO develops lighting tools for customised lighting solutions in architectural projects for culture and retail, work and hospitality, life and public buildings. ERCO understands light as the fourth dimension of architecture.
Creating a flexible and aesthetically attractive workplace that inspires creativity is essential to office design. In a people-centric approach era, light plays an important role in improving the well-being of the employee as well as branding. More and More corporates using light to define corporate identity to lure brilliant minds. This philosophy includes optimum glare control with high visual comfort that enable people to concentrate better and interact more efficiently. With this in mind, ERCO has continually optimised its lighting tools to provide high standards with long-term cost-efficiency.
The diversity of the museum landscape is enormous. From traditional to contemporary, they have a common denominator – each sees its mission as collecting, preserving, communicating and presenting the stories. From design flexibility for contemporary showcasing to conserving ancient artefacts, light is as important for visual experience as conservation concerns. ERCO lighting tools offer precision, high colour rendering and lower damage factor that give exhibition organizers the broadest possible scope from the neutral presentation of objects through to dramatical accentuation.
In the era of online shopping, the strength of over-counter retailing is to be found in the real, spatial experiencing brands and merchandise. To reinforce this sustainable impression of the direct shopping experience, light has established itself as an indispensable medium for creating atmosphere. From using light to set hierarchy for new arrivals to arouse tempting emotions, retailers and lighting designers consistently communicating the messages across the brand environment.
Economical solutions with high visual comfort are crucial for the illumination of administration and transport buildings since they have to support low long-term operational costs. Light in those buildings facilitates orientation and therefore helps to ensure the safety of large crowds. ERCO’s wide-range of effective lighting solutions deliver an optimal environment for administration, education and work with a focus on the requirement of the public, but also the individual.
The language of light is pan-cultural as light in any religion is a distinct symbol of the divine. Light in sacred places creates a contemplative atmosphere for religious gatherings. In any place of worship, light helps to direct the attention to essential things. ERCO illuminates both ancient and modern places of worship using light to produce a separate yet timeless language. ERCO glare-free lighting tools provide optimal visual comfort for the congregation as well as sustainability cost-efficiency.
Designing the places in which we live deserves our fullest attention, as they mirror our attitude to life and provide a place of refuge from everyday life. Working, eating, reading, sleeping, playing, thinking – hardly any other place combines such diversity of functions in a compacted space as the places in which we live. ERCO lighting solutions bring flexibility to any situation. Bright and pleasantly illuminated rooms with balanced brightness contrasts convey a sense of security in our living environment.
Parks, public places, monuments, and façades shape the face of a city at night with their illumination. Their glow provides orientation for various user groups, contributes to safety, enhances special details through accentuation, and creates atmosphere. ERCO lighting tools for the outdoor area are designed to define urban space after dark with exceptionally efficient LED light and are optimally shielded to recede unobtrusively into the background.
Hospitality projects today are a testing ground and platform for new ideas, concepts and trends. The promise of exquisite cuisine is underlined by an interior of unique character. Be it design hotel, themed restaurant or temporary bar, every concept applied to hospitality or gastronomy requires a scenic frame to carry and communicate the relevant theme. ERCO provides architectural lighting solutions with a diversity of scenographic options for room situations that convey enjoyment and pleasure.
ERCO has reconsidered lighting in every possible aspect for the digital era – from light generation and light guidance through to light control. Based entirely on LED technology, our updated catalogue presents lighting designers with a highly versatile range of LED lighting tools for comprehensive architectural concepts of lighting design in indoor and outdoor areas.
Be it fashion store, law firm, art gallery or administration building: project reports and case studies offer insight into the latest ERCO lighting projects around the globe – with a huge photo gallery illustrating the possibilities of qualitative lighting design with LED.
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Project: Grand Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan