TECHNICAL INFORMATION

To understand lighting in its entirety, comprehend its evolution and provide innovative solutions to practical operational problems is Magnitech’s drive. 

Becoming specialists in the science of light and how to encase it for maximum efficiency and longevity is why Magnitech’s products still burn today after being installed 25-30 years ago. 

IP RATING

IP rating defines the levels of sealing effectiveness of electrical enclosures against intrusion from foreign bodies.

IP Rating

ik rating

IK rating defines the degrees of protection provided by electrical enclosures (including luminaires) against external mechanical impacts.

IK Rating

WHAT IS LIGHT

Light is that part of the electromagnetic spectrum that is perceived by our eyes. The wavelength range is between 380 and 780nm..

What is light

PHOTOMETRY 101

Photometry is a branch of science concerned with the measurement of the brightness of light from a human perspective.

Photometry 101

Introduction to photometrics

Testing the amount, colour, quality and spatial distribution of light emitted from lamps, LEDs and luminaires.

Introduction to Photometrics

Lamp basics

A brief overview of the main lamp types used in industrial environments.

Lamp Basics

CCT

The correlated colour temperature (CCT) is a specification of the colour appearance of the light emitted by a lamp, relating its colour to the colour of light from a reference source when heated to a particular temperature, measured in degrees Kelvin (K).

Lamp Basics – Correlated Colour Temperature CCT

COLOUR RENDERING

The rendition of colour by a lamp is specified by the CIE colour rendering index (CRI or Ra) and is a measure of the light source to faithfully render the appearance of a gamut of colours spanning the colour space.

Lamp Basics – Colour Rendering

LIGHT LEVELS

The amount of light measured in a plane. The work plane is where the most important tasks in the room or space are performed.

Light Levels

HOW TO READ AN AGI LIGHTING DESIGN

AGI is a simulation tool used for designing lighting projects and calculating the amount of light that will be delivered based on user-set parameters. 

How to read an AGI simulation

LIGHT DISTRIBUTION

Light distribution is the projected pattern of light a fixture will disperse onto a surface. 

LED Lighting Distribution Types

LED LIFETIME

A brief analysis of terms used to define LED lifetime and maintenance, and the factors involved in its assessment.

LED Lifetime