Litelite LED OfficeDaily, Litelite works at significantly helping to design the future of light, and follows the vision of continuously improving light. Litelite lighting solutions not only focus on the quality of light and efficiency, but also inspire with award-winning design and very high quality standards.

Optimal lighting solutions

According to a survey by the market research institute Ipsos, general well-being is the decisive criterion when evaluating places of work for 80 % of all employees. It‘s here that light plays an important role because the requirements of people are always of primary importance when it comes to optimal lighting solutions. Litelite lighting improves the concentration of employees, and avoids tiredness from poor lighting.

Well-being at the workplace

However, employers also benefit from professional lighting in office environments. If the satisfaction of employees increases, then well-being at the workplace also improves; this in turn increases work performance. Another advantage is operational savings, for example energy costs can be reduced significantly by refurbishing obsolete lighting installations. Light management systems and LED offer further potential for saving energy and an active contribution to environmental responsibilities.

office (5)Entrance areas in companies have several simultaneous functions. On the one hand they support coming together on a personal level and help visitors with orientation, and on the other they represent the ethos of a company and communicate an individual corporate culture. Litelite offers efficient lighting solutions that ensure a high and homogeneous lighting level, creating a coherent and perfectly illuminated overall impression wherever they are installed.
walkwayIn stairways, lighting often consumes unnecessarily high energy due to irregular use. Corridors and hallways also represent a special challenge for lighting planning as they often have to make do without natural light. The classic “tunnel effect” can be avoided by installing accent wall lighting, and intelligent light management with presence detectors achieves a high energy saving in stairways, corridors and hallways. Thus energy is consumed only when really needed.
The ideal lighting solution in offices is a positive, motivating light atmosphere that allows work unobstructed by glare. In addition, the lighting should be an innovative but discreet design that optically upgrades the room without dominating it. The use of presence and brightness sensors ensures that employees work with a constant lighting level to facilitate concentration.
Open-plan offices are often subject to special demands for flexible lighting design. Requirements in terms of glare reduction are greater than in single offices due to the geometry of larger floor plans. By optimally planning the lighting of each individual desk and especially the screens ensures all workstations are illuminated to the appropriate standards.
An executive’s office is usually an office and a room for meeting purposes at the same time, and sophisticated interior design is often called for. The ideal lighting solution must satisfy the demands of qualitative design and also energy efficiency. This challenge can be mastered especially well with LED lighting, the compact design of the light source enables new design flexibility for innovative luminaires and ensures low energy consumption. Accent light can be targeted and different scenes adapted to create lighting perfectly suited to each task.
Flexible lighting design is particularly needed for conference and meeting rooms in order to fulfil the diverse requirements of ambience and functionality. Whether for presentations, business discussions or creative workshops, light colour and direct/ indirect light in various combinations enable illumination to precisely meet these requirements.
Bright, often tiled walls and mirrors frequently cause a glaring light effect in sanitary areas. Here modern LED technology can completely change the room impression. Intelligent light control systems such as presence detectors also ensure high energy savings.
Perfect orientation thanks to careful illumination and with a suitably attractive design are the fundamental conditions for outdoor lighting solutions. Lighting must communicate a feeling of unlimited safety for people and vehicles, especially at night. Litelite lighting solutions for outdoor applications fulfil such criteria. Operating costs can also be significantly cut thanks to energy efficiency and ease of installation and maintenance. With highly durable materials the luminaires are extremely robust, withstanding extreme temperatures and vandalism. Attention is guided onto the building via individual light effects to achieve an influential outdoor appeal.

Good lighting

In office areas the lighting quality is defined by the use of various parameters that must be measured in compliance with appropriate standards. In combination these guarantee ideal office illumination:

  • With regard to visual performance, the lighting level determines brightness and optical control achieves disturbance-free vision without direct or reflected glare.
  • For visual comfort, the harmonious distribution of brightness determines the balanced ratio of luminance levels. In addition, light colour in combination with colour rendering determines the room ambience and has an activating effect.
  • Light direction and shadowing contribute to visual ambience that make possible the recognition of surface structures.

If all quality attributes in terms of visual comfort, visual performance and visual ambience are fulfilled, then lighting can even promote well-being, the ability to perform and concentrate in offices.

Visual tasks in offices

Because of differing visual tasks in offices, demands for ideal lighting are highly diverse: for work at computer screens the light must not cause glare but must still provide sufficient brightness: for conference or meeting purposes the light must promote attention and create a pleasant atmosphere making sure that facial expressions on the vertical surface, are clearly discernable.

Lighting standard

Lighting for offices is regulated by the European EN 12464-1 lighting standard. This means that places of work must be optimally illuminated for all tasks, including reading from VDU screens and documents.

Energy efficiency/part L

The UK Building Regulations currently specify a minimum ‘Lumens per watt’ efficiency level for light fittings to be compliant, however this does not take into account any reduction in energy usage due to daylight linking or presence detection. There will be a new way of deter mining how energy efficient a building really is during actual usage using a LENI calculation: Lighting Energy Numeric Indicator. This calculates energy consumption for lighting per square metre per year.

LENI = [kWh/m2 a]
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No disturbing reflections

Reflections and shadowing can impair working at screens, and for this reason it is especially important to plan and assign lighting systems so that these are avoided. Therefore, if possible, the complete office area should be planned right from the beginning so that disturbing reflections are inhibited and daily work is not made unnecessarily difficult.

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