The perfect office…

Singapore, 10th July 2014

One of the things I always wanted to do in a project is to introduce a typical daylight cycle into a work space. Now that I have moved to a new office I am going to lead by example and install this system in our office. The idea is that the lighting will follow the colours of the day from sunrise to sunset. We are also dedicating a section to actual colours, so that we can play around with that as well, a bit like they are doing in modern airplanes (like the A380 and the Dreamliner), where depending the time of the day we can program a colour to stimulate say coffee time or lunch time.

One of our main aims is also to be able to play with the lighting controls, programming, pre-setting scenes etc. While we have already moved into our new office this is one of the things we are gradually implementing without disturbing the daily work load. When we moved in we inherited the previous tenants lighting. We got rid of most but we have maintained some basic lighting to work. Now it’s time to show our skills as lighting designers and put our words where our mouth is. It is well known that doctors are always good at treating others, but when it comes to looking after themselves it generally seems not a big priority…same with lighting designers. It’s time we change that! Over the coming weeks with the support from some of our trusted suppliers and manufacturers we are slowly transforming our office to a model lighting space. We look forward to that. In the process we are taking three lighting aspects to heart. Sustainability by using the most efficient lighting systems available; daylighting by programming and creating our lighting design to maximise daylight and health by creating a dynamic lighting system that will impact positively on our bio-rhythms, our moods and hopefully our productivity! The perfect office…for us :)

Light watch 5-113: Balancing light with our circadian rhythms…1

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10. July 2014 by Martin Klaasen
Categories: light and health, light watch, lighting and sustainability, lighting applications, lighting design practice, lighting of the future | Leave a comment

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