Already at breakfast bright and energizing lighting with daylight quality can support a speedy start to the day. Light from multiple directions create a pleasant atmosphere. And the importance of lighting continues after working hours. After a working day a change to warmer light signals the upcoming evening. Lighting should now only be bright enough to feel comfortable and to easily move around the home. Relaxation becomes a priority. Background colour of desktop screens could be adjusted and dimmed. This reduces the effect of lighting to the biological system by 60-70% and supports good sleep. Light from a television affects the production of melatonin much less compared with a desktop screen, due to the longer distance and lower brightness of the screen. While preparing for bed it is recommended to switch to a warmer light.

Case Studies

Lighting mood at the push of a button
Lighting design: Klaus Liese

Various zones make the room cosy and spacious. The eyes have much to look at which creates a sense of fascination.

Lighting design: Klaus Liese
Zone: Dining table
Dimmable, suspended luminaire
Zone: Counter
Pendant luminaires – ideal lighting for a quick breakfast or cooking preparations
Zone: Kitchen
Up – and Downlights for direct and indirect illumination, high colour rendering and contrast for cooking
Zone: Fireplace
Dimmable table luminaire

Edinburgh Council Social Housing Project, Scotland
Project by Scolmore Group

A high quality, cost-effective lighting solution was required for the upgrade of 22,350 social housing properties in Edinburgh. Scolmore Group’s product was chosen due to its ease of installation and its unique ability to be easily recessed to overcome the problem of low ceilings.

Photo by Scolmore
3-hour emergency function in the event of a power failure
ability to be easily recessed to overcome the problem of low ceilings.
Microwave sensor with 8 second to minute adjustment
Did you know?

Visible light is the most powerful external regulator of our circadian rhythms. In fact, daylight activates specific hormones that give us the energy to start the day. In the winter, when there is limited sunlight, we can use bright white lights to trigger our circadian rhythms.

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