Jobs long ago stopped conforming to the classic "nine-to-five" model. Jobs are becoming more digital, complex, and diverse. Companies are realising that employee creativity and engagement are their greatest assets. In addition, the workplace is increasingly expanding onto the road and into the home office. That is why it is more important than ever to have open, meaningful spatial concepts that combine work and life.
For over three quarters of all employees, well-being at work is a key motivator. Where people enjoy going to the office, feel a sense of belonging, and can work with concentration their performance and health improve in the long term. Modern office environments must therefore recognise the needs of their employees and place them at the centre.
The right lighting adapts flexibly to its application. Individual workplaces with daylight require different office lighting than the often-windowless meeting rooms or access zones such as corridors and entrance areas. LED office lighting also acts as a design element in modern open offices to visually separate work zones such as desk areas, conference tables, and creative booths. The solution offers holistic office lighting planning with varying lighting scenarios.
Using smart-sensor technology, the office lighting can be adjusted to natural daylight or switched off at unoccupied workplaces. Dynamic LED office lighting solutions increase well-being and deliver improved long-term job satisfaction.
The figures speak for themselves: Over 75 percent of office lighting is outdated. The energy-saving potential in office buildings is huge. In addition to reducing operating costs, increasing productivity and creating a "feel-good atmosphere" at the workplace through good lighting is also a major issue.
High-quality lighting solutions contribute to improved visual comfort and well-being at the workplace. In conjunction with intelligent lighting control, the luminaires create a pleasant atmosphere and save energy. Integrated sensor technology controls the light according to daylight incidence or presence and adjusts illuminance and light colour according to the ambient factors.
In this open-plan office with 24 workstations, 12 fluorescent profile luminaires were replaced with 6 BETO LED luminaires. The glare-free luminaires not only save 48 percent energy, but can also save an additional 15 percent when controlled, allowing the lighting to be adapted to the needs of the room.
Read more about the New Work concept and the options modern, sensor-controlled office lighting offers for improved comfort at the workplace.
Be it individual or open-plan offices, meeting rooms, reception or entrance areas – office buildings are versatile, yet require homogeneous lighting concepts. Get an overview of our current office lighting projects and discover exciting project inspirations for your next office proposals.
Landau + Kindelbacher Architekten have implemented a new office concept across 2,500 square metres in a central location in Munich for h&z, an international management consultancy. Interior designer Christine Sellmeijer provides insight into the project's vision and explains the role lighting plays.