Impact of Climate on Light – Humidity (Part 4.1 of a 6 Part Series)
Some areas have almost 90% humidity through several months of the year. The humidity in the air coupled with water in the ground means that all components of a lighting system need to be addressed as a complete system to ensure proper functioning. The water/ humidity finds the weakest link in the system and creeps through to the other parts via capillary action which has an adverse impact on the functioning and life of the components.
Choice of hardware must also be informed by whether the environment is near the ocean, as the salines will then have an adverse impact on the componentry.
• Humidity coupled with ground water means that all components of a lighting system must be addressed.
• Water finds the weakest link in the system and seeps through via capillary action
Alia Diwa Resort Goa:
• Wiring processes: use of glands, mastic tapes and silicone fills essential to keep humidity and ground water out
• Salinity has an adverse impact on the componentry.