To create a sustainable workplace

Energy-smart lighting in a workplace is not the same as reducing lighting. Rather the opposite. Lighting is an important piece of the puzzle in creating a pleasant and healthy work and school environment and which in the long run can reduce work-related injuries and sick leave. To invest in high-quality and well-thought-out lighting is to create optimal conditions for well-being and performance, while at the same time being an environmentally smart and energy-efficient alternative.

 

How does lighting affect us?

Light has a much greater impact on our health and well-being than previously thought. With the good lighting, you can easily raise the well-being, energy- and concentration level among employees and reduce common problems such as headaches, tired eyes and back pain. Not too many years ago, a new light-sensitive nerve cell was discovered in our eye that drives our internal 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 is adapted to a life outdoors and the path of the sun, not to sit indoors in front of a computer. 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, alert and motivated all day.

Poor lighting is a common shortage in many workplaces and schools. The reason behind this is often simply ignorance and that the perceived health problems are not linked to poor lighting. It may be that the lighting is too dim or insufficient, which simply makes it too dark in the room, that it is unpleasant, flickers or misdirected, which dazzles and creates discomfort. Or the lighting may be misplaced and not adapted to the design of the room. In the long run, inadequate lighting creates several health problems, such as_

- Fatigue

- Tensions 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.

Qulaity is key

Low quality lighting gives a poorer glow and sometimes even flicker, 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.