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More light without dazzling the staff

Nothing has been left to chance to provide a «comfortable light». The specially designed and patented mixing chamber, used on the broad beam spots, makes the highly efficient mid-power LEDs fitted behind act as a unique, uniform and powerful luminous surface. The reflector it is combined with, exceeds DIN 12464-1(1) specifications.
 

(1) Light and lighting - Lighting of work places - Part 1: Indoor work places

Light sources must observe a minimum shielding angle to prevent the source of light being directly seen by the occupiers of a building.

Minimum shielding angle a specified by DIN EN 12464-1(1) for Halton Skyline

Lamp luminance in cd/m² Minimum Shielding angle
20000 to < 50000

Typically also applicable to fluorescent lamps (high output)
and compact fluorescent lamps, other LEDs systems

15°




 

Thanks to its reflector, Halton Skyline's shielding angle is more than two times higher than the official 15° demand, thus guaranteeing not to dazzle the staff.

A colour rendering and plasticity close to the one of daylight

The Colour Rendering Index CRI(1) is a quantitative measure of the ability of a light source to reveal the colours of various objects faithfully. With an index of 100, the natural light is the reference.

The two spot models used for Halton Skyline technology have a CRI(1) Colour Rendering Index of 83 and 95. Halton Skyline greatly improves the control of the freshness of the ingredients, the cooking of the food and also the important final touch to the plating.

(1) The CRI is defined by the International Commission on Illumination / CIE 13.3-1995.

Halton Skyline also respects the food plasticity.

In contrast, the vast majority of the LED spots, the diffuser and specific reflector designed for the broad beam spots provide a uniform light, with a good balance between the direct and diffuse components. These geometrical and diffusion provisions limit the creation of shadows. The relief and shapes of the ingredients and food being prepared are clearer. They become even clearer when the broad beam spots are combined with a couple of narrow beam spots.

Providing more light where and when needed is also a question of safety and hygiene

There's an increasing acceptance that the minimum lighting level of 500 lx actually demanded in most countries is too low. Halton recommends to increase the general lighting level to 750 lx and to further increase it to 1250 lx above targeted equipment or areas.

More light for sensitive foodstuffs or ingredients.
What better example than the preparation of Fugu blowfish! Better not to make any mistake during its cutting. Benefiting from more light is also key when preparing sensitive ingredients that quickly deteriorate.
More light for sensible equipment and operations.
Cutting machines, for instance, are potentially dangerous and yet, they are often located close to walls, where the lighting level typically decreases. All cutting operations should benefit from a higher lighting level by using more broad beam spots.

More light for specific cooking appliances.
Grills, woks, kettles etc, in general all cooking processes for which completion of cooking is to be watched through colour control, the lighting level should be increased with focus-type spots.

More light for the plating area.
Precision of the plates presentation, tracking of traces, final quality control through food colour, the plating counter is key and requires also more light, based on more focus-type spots.
More light for a better control quality in dishwashing areas.
Efficient dirt tracking at the outlet of the dishwashing machines is key for hygiene and yet, these areas suffer most of the time from very poor lighting. Increasing the broad beam spots in all areas where visual quality control is carried out looks like a must.