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.
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.