Lighting the offices of the future

Posted on Aug 7 2015 - 3:05pm by Scarlett Peters
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According to a McKinsey report, LED lighting will be a 65 billion Euro industry by 2020. LEDs are smaller, use less power, last longer and are more robust than traditional bulbs, so when faced with pressure to reduce energy costs and improve green credentials, it’s no wonder that more  and more businesses are choosing LEDs.

Intelligent light

Launch of LUCTRA, a range of four floor and table lamps.

Launch of LUCTRA, a range of four floor and table lamps.

DURABLE, a brand best known for desktop accessories, filing, signage and presentation products, has just entered the LED lighting market, with the launch of LUCTRA, a range of four floor and table lamps.

Thanks to their high luminance, very even light distribution and an extremely broad colour spectrum, the LEDs generate just the right colour and brightness of light to mimic daylight. Because daylight controls our natural biorhythms and influences our mood, DURABLE says the lamps enhance personal well-being in the workplace and support concentrated, relaxed and productive work.

In addition, the lamp heads feature open cooling fins, which dissipate the heat so that the operating temperature never rises above 40°C. This also helps achieve a service life of up to 50,000 hours.

All models are equipped with the intelligent VITACORE electronic system, which gives intuitive access to LUCTRA functions including the ability to control the lamp remotely using the VITACORE smartphone app for smartphones.

One interesting feature of the app is the ability to programme a personal 24-hour lighting sequence, which varies the light colour throughout the day, with the option to adjust settings to individual tastes at any time.

www.luctra.eu

Task illumination

Ariel is a new suspended ceiling light range from Jake Dyson, ideal for the overhead illumination of office desks, boardroom tables and even kitchen islands.

Ariel has been developed to run cool for a longer life. Once installed, it will perform efficiently and effectively for decades.

Cutting-edge optics cast an even, rectangular pool of light over a large surface. This can be adjusted and finely targeted to light a square or rectangular space, table or work surface.

www.jakedyson.com

Energy-efficient LifeBulb

 The LifeBulb from UK-based design company Zeta Specialist Lighting has been developed as a replacement for the traditional 60W incandescent light bulb.


The LifeBulb from UK-based design company Zeta Specialist Lighting has been developed as a replacement for the traditional 60W incandescent light bulb.

The LifeBulb from UK-based design company Zeta Specialist Lighting has been developed as a replacement for the traditional 60W incandescent light bulb. Its unique design keeps the LEDs cool and unlike most energy-efficient bulbs, it provides bright light instantly with no warm-up time.

The LifeBulb is fully dimmable and, for easy installation, is compatible with all common domestic triac dimming systems. It lasts for 30,000 hours or around 20 years of typical usage and, as it only uses 12W of energy, running costs are one fifth of a normal 60W bulb.

www.lifebulb.co.uk

SmartBalance cuts energy costs by 50%

Philips’ floor-standing SmartBalance luminaires provide adaptable, flexible and comfortable lighting and deliver energy cost savings of over 50%. State-of-the-art LED technology delivers increased energy efficiency, while their clean, compact design blends into any environment. A single luminaire just 37mm high can light two desks to the levels required for offices and deliver an energy efficiency of over 100 lm/W.

www.lighting.philips.co.uk

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