Every day, we encounter a huge variety of visual stimuli in the office. Perfect light is just as essential for handling the respective work task as is our health, motivation and productivity. Light influences various vital processes in many ways – and accordingly also our physical and mental wellbeing.
The aim of the user study initiated by Zumtobel and implemented in cooperation with Fraunhofer IAO, is to describe the current lighting situation in offices. The results of this study show the potential of user-oriented and application-based lighting in offices. Individually controllable light that focuses on the users, increases their wellbeing and promotes their health.
The Area Control Centre of the Vorarlberg State Police Headquarters operates around the clock. The implementation of a modern lighting solution to test a dynamic lighting concept had the aim of making the night shift more comfortable for the members of staff. UCT Research, an interdisciplinary research center for user centered technologies at the FHV technical college in Vorarlberg, had the task of programming various lighting scenarios and then evaluating these as part of a pilot study.
Human Centric Lighting is the inclusion of visual and non-visual (biological) needs of humans in the design of lighting applications. The ATKearney study aimed at delivering arguments for the use of human centric lighting. In most segments, benefits for owners and investors dominate, however, additional social and public benefits can also justify Human Centric Lighting markups.