Modern office lighting with design quality
For a long time, wide distribution fluorescent lamps were the economically attractive but extremely unsatisfactory lighting solution in the agency’s offices. In a working world in which people are focused, light must meet design requirements as well as normative ones. The new lighting solution from ERCO with LED technology combines horizontal general lighting and wallwashing within a perception-oriented lighting concept. General lighting provides sufficient light at the workplace, enables good visual comfort and achieves pleasant facial illumination. Illuminated vertical surfaces ensure a bright spatial impression and balanced contrast conditions for work on screens. The concept was implemented with Jilly downlights for track (13W) with extra-wide flood light distribution and Optec spotlights (12W) with wallwash distribution.
New freedom of movement for the future
Flexibility and adaptability determine the everyday life of communications agencies, as is the case at maipr. Owner Matthias Mai also expected such characteristics from the new lighting solution for his agency. With ERCO track as the infrastructure, the luminaire installation is not only quick and easy but can also easily be adapted to the office layout. The Jilly downlights can be repositioned and fixed in the track in just a few simple steps according to the orientation of the workstations in the room. Further workstations, a communicative standing area and a changed seating arrangement made new demands on the lighting. What was special: it was not the furniture arrangement that had to change according to the lighting; the luminaires were simply repositioned to meet the changed use – no need for tools and no new cabling.
Individual lighting control thanks to Bluetooth capable luminaires
The Berlin agency maipr is representative of many other companies with a need for a scalable lighting solution. The example shows how smart infrastructures enable a contemporary use of space. In addition, each employee can individually determine the lighting level at their own workstation. ERCO’s lighting solution can be intuitively controlled by smartphones or tablets via Casambi technology. In addition daylight sensors and presence detectors have been installed and preprogrammed light scenes can be called upon. This is of high value especially for the various visual tasks in team meetings, concentrated text work or research. For seamless communication and intuitive operation, ERCO has integrated the Casambi Chip into the control gear of its luminaires. At the end of a working day, the luminaires can of course also be switched off “classically” via a Bluetooth capable wall switch.
Casambi units used
Photographs: ©ERCO GmbH, www.erco.com. Photographer: Sebastian Mayer