THE BUSINESS case for internet-connected lighting has now been established, the chief of CBRE Global Workplace Solutions Rick Jacobs has stated.
The installation of human-centric lighting at the office of the property company CBRE has boosted productivity by 18 per cent, results of an experiment show.
Working nights is notoriously bad for your health – it’s been linked with chronic disorders such as cardiovascular disease and even cancer. Blame has fallen on the disruption to the sleep-wake cycle, which is set by light. So scientists are now asking: can clever lighting help?
The world’s leading companies specialising the Li-Fi technology – the delivery of the internet via visible LED lighting – are set to gather at next month’s LuxLive exhibition in London and are promising a series of ground-breaking products.
Workplaces are deceptively difficult places to light well. They are also one of the few categories of lighting with solid restrictions on light level and do’s and don’ts. Few will suffer if your building façade is lit to 20 lux not 50; make a similar mistake in the workplace and you have a lawsuit on your hands.
The world’s first luminaire which can deliver the internet with visible light is set to be unveiled at LuxLive 2017 in London in November, its developers have announced.
Office workers who receive bright light in the morning have better sleep and lower levels of stress than those who receive low light levels, scientists have discovered.
Three conference rooms have been transformed into living laboratories at the offices of the UK’s largest commercial property company Land Securities, with the aim of proving the values of connected lighting.