Just "on" and "off" was yesterday. In addition to the increasing desire for a feel-good atmosphere in the office, the focus is on the quality of light. Innovative lighting solutions not only provide maximum light output, but also save energy by combining them with intelligent lighting management systems. At the same time, they are the key to more sustainability in lighting. Because only with electronic control can operators and users exploit all the advantages offered by modern light sources, luminaires and control gear. Light management systems also avoid dark zones or islands of light, especially in open-plan offices. Improved well-being and greater safety are the result.
The modern business world is one that combines flexible working hours, versatile space planning, open-space designs and hybrid approaches to work. Although some of the challenges of New Work concepts are met with technical products, contemporary, smart lighting that is customised to the specific requirements of the user and the workplace also plays a major role. Variable working hours often result in so-called “islands of light.” When your colleagues are in meetings or have already gone home for the evening, your own workplace is brightly lit while the rest of the room remains completely dark. New, intelligent lighting concepts, such as LUCTRA® MESH, have been specifically designed to improve employee comfort in the workplace.
"One application that has already been implemented is swarm control in the LUCTRA VITAWORK floor lamp. Via our app – or better put, our technology – it is possible to divide multiple lamps distributed throughout a building into groups and thus specifically illuminate certain areas."
Interview with Olaf Schindler, CEO at VREEDA:
LUCTRA® brings the lighting concept one step further, featuring automatic control of individual lighting areas in ‘smart groups’. LUCTRA® MESH is the result of our collaboration with VREEDA, our ecosystem software partner. The innovative technology enables swarm control of VITAWORK® lights using a Bluetooth Mesh system. The lights can be assigned to different groups so that that ambient lights may be dimmed even without anyone being present. This prevents islands of light and unlit walkways, resulting in a pleasant working atmosphere that improves employee comfort. The Bluetooth technology offers direct connection to mobile devices and can communicate with any other Mesh network. LUCTRA®VITAWORK® is therefore an excellent solution for implementing a holistic lighting concept via light networking.
Lighting technology is an essential part of the technical equipment of buildings. Lighting management is often associated with elaborate installations and complicated electronic controls. A misconception, because modern lighting management systems such as LUCTRA MESH© are not only easy to operate, they maximise lighting comfort and minimise energy costs. Both spatial conditions and personal lighting requirements are relevant.
Intelligent luminaires equipped with sensors not only simplify installation, they are also immediately ready for operation. Furthermore, the light management systems can be integrated into existing building control systems. In larger building complexes, they enable completely new lighting opportunities.
Lighting is not just ‘light’ or ‘dark’. Light can be so much more besides. By taking an employee’s unique lighting needs, such as brightness and colour of the light, into account, light brings greater comfort to the workplace. Whereas cold white light is conducive to concentration and performance, warm white light encourages the formation of melatonin, thereby supporting rest and relaxation phases. When lighting is tailored to the parameters of an employee’s immediate workspace, it becomes a fundamental element in the design of a relaxed working atmosphere.
The intelligent Mesh technology not only creates a safe and pleasant working environment, but it also saves energy. All lights are able to be controlled precisely, which means that only the lights that are needed are actually used. The VITAWORK® is also fitted with energy-saving LEDs. Due to the variable distribution of light, VITAWORK® floor lamps are also suitable for illuminating larger office spaces and those with higher ceilings. This lighting solution removes the need for additional desk or ceiling lights.