Right lighting for increased well-being

Lighting is an important piece of the puzzle in creating a pleasant and healthy workplace and school environment. Yet too many workplaces, offices and classrooms have inadequate lighting with a negative impact on our health. With the right lighting, you can easily raise energy levels, concentration and well-being among employees and reduce headaches, tired eyes and back pain.


How does light affect us?

How light affects us is far more complex than many seem to realize, and is today a highly topical research question. Recently, a new light-sensitive nerve cell was discovered in our eye that drives our inner clock and helps us maintain a good circadian rhythm. This reacts to light, and in turn regulates the production of the sleep hormone melatonin and the hormone cortisol which makes us alert. Originally, this nerve is adapted to a life outdoors and thus to the natural light - the path of the sun - and not to sit indoors in front of a computer most of the day. In other words, for this internal clock to work in the best possible way, the indoor lighting should mimic the sun's light so that we can feel as good as possible and be able to feel alert and motivated throughout the day.

What does "poor lighting" mean?

Poor lighting is an all too common sight in many workplaces and schools. It may be that the lighting is too dim or insufficient and simply makes it too dark in the room. Unpleasant, flickering or misdirected lighting dazzles and creates discomfort. But it can also be a matter of the lighting being misplaced and not adapted to the design of the room or the activities that take place there. In the long run, inadequate lighting creates several health problems.
Poor lighting causes:

  • Fatigue
  • Tension and pain in neck and back
  • Tired eyes
  • Headache
  • Concentration difficulties
  • Stress
  • Sleeping problems

Create sustainable lighting comfort

When choosing new lighting, several different factors play a role - what activities should be performed in the room, how much natural light comes into the room, what color the walls are, and how the room is designed. There are some basic rules of thumb for creating a healthy lighting environment.

Sensor-controlled lighting

Let the sensors control the lighting for you to switch on, turn off and dim the light as needed. At the same time as you create a more pleasant light level in the room, you save money by only having it lit when you need it.

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Ambient light

Use the omnidirectional light in the room and illuminate floors and walls. You can then turn down the general light and instead highlight and illuminate details and areas that are actually used.

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Tunable White for high comfort

The choice of color temperature affects our mood. Cold light is energizing while warm light is soothing. Being able to adjust the color temperature during the day to simulate the natural daylight is an advantage for us to feel as good as possible.

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Adjust the lighting

Adjust the lighting as needed in a room using control panels or preset scenarios so that you can create exactly the right lighting environment and amount of light in the room based on activity.

Quality is key

Low-quality lighting gives a poorer glow and sometimes even flickers, even if we can not always experience it with the naked eye. Qualitative lighting and LEDs will pay off in the long run and give you good light, longer life, and fewer replacements.

Comfortable light

Poorly planned light creates glare, discomfort, and irritation to the eye. Plan the placement of the luminaires carefully and choose lighting with good color rendering adapted to the planned activities for the room.