Human-machine interface

The limits of technological design in technical appliances are being pushed back further and further. The enormous technological progress in all areas continues to set new, complex tasks for engineers, product developers and designers. The major challenge facing them consists increasingly in making technological developments fit for practical use. Here, the prerequisite is a clearly presented interface between complex technology and untrained users, which is easy to understand and easy to operate. Only when needed does it become visible, offering the user intuitive access to the LUCTRA® functions.

Our solution.

The heart of the LUCTRA® lamps is the intelligent VITACORE® electronic system. The user interface of the electronic module comes with a pleasantly unobtrusive design. Only when needed does it become visible, offering the user intuitive access to the LUCTRA® functions. High-quality components control the lamp precisely and reliably. The brightness and colour of the light can be adjusted with a high degree of accuracy simply by placing a finger on the touch panel. A boost function is available for short-term maximum activation. By touching the boost symbol, the maximum light intensity and the cold white LEDs are switched on. This function is automatically terminated after 30 minutes. Via two integrated USB connections, smartphones and tablet PCs can be charged on the lamp.

 

The VITACORE® app turns LUCTRA® into a flexible lighting tool.

The VITACORE® app not only calculates an individual’s daylight sequence based on the answers to five simple questions about daily habits, but also transmits it automatically to the working lamp via Bluetooth. Depending on the individualized lighting profile, the app automatically varies the colour of the light thereby simulating the natural course of the day. The profile can be changed at any time and adjusted to individual tastes. The lighting profile is saved on the app and can be transferred to any LUCTRA® LED lamp. This makes LUCTRA® the ideal lighting system for modern office concepts with flexible workplaces. The app is available as a free download for all standard Smartphone models:

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Award-winning realisation

The LUCTRA® range of lamps has won the German Design Award 2017 in GOLD for its interface between human beings and complex technology. The German Design Council awarded the gold in a new category: human-machine interface.

 

LUCTRA® lamps offer users the opportunity to adapt their working light precisely to their personal needs and their daily routine. To this end, all LUCTRA® models come with VITACORE® electronics, which can be operated via a self-explanatory touch panel in minimalist design. Setting the light via the intelligent VITACORE® app is even easier.

 

“I was very pleasantly surprised by the way the complexity inside the LUCTRA® lamps was reduced in a sophisticated but clearly understandable way. Even for people without any background knowledge in physics or engineering. This makes it easy for users to set their lighting to suit their personal preferences and the conditions in their environment. The clear, attractive design of VITACORE® electronics and the VITACORE® APP does not overtax users, but stimulates use”, Professor Cees de Bont, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (a member of the jury) justifies the award.