During the working day, lighting supports employees in their work. The visual, biological and emotional effects of lighting should be considered. Modern lighting concepts make working easier: good lighting increases concentration, reduces fatigue and is bright enough for all visual tasks, including tasks performed by aging employees. The minimum value for brightness at eye level should be met by a sufficient vertical lighting level. Higher lighting levels and the right spectrum composition help to maintain the performance for a longer period of time. A study by CBRE in offices showed an improvement of 12% in task performance with circadian lighting.
Innogy Headquarter, Prague, Czech Republic Project by Signify
Results: 80% of employees really liked the lighting system 60% of employees agreed that it contributed to a great place to work 50% energy saved for lighting
ÅF, Malmö, Sweden Project by ÅF Lighting
The lighting is designed to meet the various and changing visual needs of the people in the space. The lighting therefore creates a dynamic experience through modulating lighting levels and focuses on creating uniform lighting levels only where needed. Wherever appropriate, the lighting levels are reduced to a minimum in order to create a perceptual pause and thus allowing or the areas with higher lighting levels to be highlighted without need for excessive illuminance. This also makes the space more visually appealing and less tiring and dull. All lighting fixtures are chosen and placed with a particular task in mind, thus eliminating the element of random light that only adds to the electrical bill without creating any form of value.
GMP’ OXXEO building rented by Capgemini, Madrid, Spain Architect: Rafael de la Hoz, Lighting: Lledó iluminación
OXXEO is the first office building in Spain to deploy a dynamic lighting system that helps synchronizing the circadian rhythm of the people to the daylight cycle. The building holds Platinum LEED and Well certifications, with a special focus on the lighting.
3fs, Maribor, Slovenia Project by LED Luks
The highly successful Slovenian technological company, 3fs, specializes in mobile app development, tailor-made cloud solutions and large-scale back-end services, and recently moved to their new branch offices. Their forward-thinking and innovative approach of doing business resembles also their working environment concept, giving a special emphasis also to lighting, which needed to deliver a comfortable feel in the offices and to positively impact not only effectiveness and concentration at work, but also the human biorhythm.
Did you know?
Going outside for a short, 15-minute walk helps beat post-lunch laziness.
Even on a cloudy day, you can get up to 10,000 lux when outside, whereas in an office you will typically only get 500 lux.