Proper lighting in the office
A good and well-planned office lighting contributes to well-being and creativity. The right light makes you more alert, more efficient and reduces the risk of accidents. There is no simple or correct answer to about this, but good light is not the same as a lot of light, it is the variety of light and darkness that triggers us and allows us to see.
Poor lighting in the workplace has a greater impact on our well-being than you might think and can lead to difficulty concentrating, headaches and fatigue. It is common to think that it is the ventilation that causes bad air, while in fact it may be the light and lighting that can cause the headache or fatigue.
In an office, it is important to create light for many occasions. In addition to illuminating the workplace itself, it is important to create variation with ambient light to create a bright feeling in the room, ie light against ceilings and walls. In general, ambient light is important for offices. If you have an illuminated room, you can lower the level of light in general in the room and you do not have to press with maximum light. Varying the light in this sence means that you can both save energy and create a better indoor environment.
In an office, basically everyone works with computer screens that generate lights which means that we do not need the light to see what we write on the computer. A workplace consists of much more than just the desk, we have conference rooms, coffee rooms and other creative rooms. Since the brain is triggered by variation in light, you will feel more alert and inspired if there is variation in light. Therefore use light for both walls, ceilings and / or to illuminate plants or things in these environments.
Human Centric Lighting (HCL)
A trend in office lighting is that you can adjust the light around the clock and try to reflect the variation of daylight, from a colder light in the middle of the day that makes you more alert, to warmer light in the afternoon and finally warmer light in the evening that creates a more relaxing environment. Read more about Human Centric Lighting (HCL) here.
Aura Connect / ActiveAhead
Today it is also possible to control when the light should be on - and not. With the help of AI, the lighting is programmed when it should be on and not. Read more about Aura Connect, an automatically controlled lighting that guarantees optimal lighting where and when you need it so that you do not have unnecessary light on when there is no need for it.
Test your own lighting
1. Does the lighting feel too dim?
2. Does the lighting in your workplace dazzle?
3. Do you have reflectors or glare in the work surfaces and on the computer screen?
4. Are there any disturbing shadows?
5. Do you lack the opportunity to regulate the lighting according to your needs?