Here’s a case study (uggh!Pardon the pun) in the works:
Our engineering department and myself would be very interested to get any feedback you might have on tackling the issue of shelf lighting (i.e. under shelf lighting) for product illumination on low-clearance shelves in a display case. The problem is this particular customer wants uniform or near uniform illumination of the top and front face of the product from shelf to shelf when the clearance between shelves is about 10 inches or so. They currently use and are not happy with fluorescent lighting which have a short life cycle in a heated environment and cannot be adjusted for color-temp or dimmed etc… so they want to switch to LEDs. When your product is so close to the lights, what is the best way to spread the illumination across the top and front face? Have any of you done something similar? We have our own thougts on this but would love to get your’s.
Here is a 3D Sketchup render (click to shoot over to my Architectural Lighting blog for a quick article about Sketchup and the Kerkythea Renderer) of the type of case (typical, not exact) this would be employed in:
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..and here is the exact same Sketchup 3D model and scene rendered in Kerkythea:
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