HSBC Bank Building Lighting Design Appreciation

HSBC, known as the “world-wide local bank”, opened its new headquarters in April 2006. This smart and environmentally friendly office building is located in front of the magnificent Independence Monument and will soon be the first to receive the United States. The Leading Energy and Environmental Design Building Rating System (LEED)-certified building awarded by the Green Building Council is due in part to the state-of-the-art lighting system in the building.

The HSBC Tower is located in the heart of Mexico City's financial and hospitality district. As part of the internal design and one of the key drivers of energy efficiency, the HSBC Building must adopt state-of-the-art lighting and control systems to meet LEED certification requirements for sustainable site, energy and atmospheric, and indoor environmental quality.

The general lighting in the main entrance hall comes from the recessed downlight, which uses a small high-pressure gas discharge light source with a high color rendering index to create a subtle lighting atmosphere. On the wall is a mural of 21.30 meters long and 3.15 meters wide, called "Credit transforms Mexico", drawn by the famous Mexican painter Juan O'Gorman in 1964. The painting is illuminated by a wall-washer made of 250-watt incandescent floodlights according to museum gallery specifications. In order to protect this mural, the lighting time of the lamps is not more than 8 hours per day.

The luminaire at the top of the column has been carefully selected for the light distribution curve to ensure that its center point does not fall outside the building. This is a requirement for achieving LEED certification 8 (ie reducing light pollution). There is an asymmetric T8 fluorescent lamp on one side of the elevator room. The light overflows through the lamp cover and complements the T5 fluorescent light emitted from the floor light box.

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