Impact of Climate on Light – Bugs, Mice and Birds (Part 4.3 of a 6 Part Series)
Welcome back to our series examining the impact that climate has on light. As established in our previous entry regarding Temperature, one must always consider the environment which will be designed for. Different parts of the world have different wildlife to keep in mind. Therefore, today we discuss the effects of bugs, mice and birds on architectural lighting systems.
Bugs tend to live short lives and collect on light fixtures for their final resting place. The mice eat through wires and conduits. And the birds tend to use the light fixtures as a restroom. The deposits they leave are caustic and have a significantly detrimental effect on light fixtures and systems.
– Bugs make fixtures their final resting place.
– Mice eat through wires and conduits.
– Birds tend to use exposed light fixtures as restrooms.
– The waste they leave is caustic and detrimental to the light fixture.