Living Wall Technical
Green Wall Lighting
Lighting is an important consideration when designing a living wall.
As in natural environments, different plant species thrive in various light levels. We can select plants to accommodate the aspect and natural light intensity of each project. In areas where no natural light is present (particually indoors) it is essential to artificially create the right light intensity and colour temperature to support healthy plant growth for your living wall.
Subtle indoor lighting
Light intensity is measured in foot candles (FC) or lumen’s. For reference a clear summer day is around 15000 FC. We require a minimum of 250 FC for a long lasting living wall.
Light colour temperature is measured in Kelvin (K). Natural sunlight provides a full spectrum of colour and indoor living walls will thrive with a similar light balance (4500 K to 6000 K). For a healthy living wall we require a minimum of 3000 K.
Ceiling spot-lighting set back from the living wall at Facebook
Wall spot lighting at Workshop Coffee
Ambient skim lighting at RizonJet