Daily, 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.
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.
- Entrance areas
- Corridors and stairways
- Open-plan offices
- Executive´s office
- Conference rooms
- Sanitary areas
- Outdoor areas
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 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]
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.