Philips has introduced a new lighting system that stimulates people’s energy levels with effects equivaling a strong cup of coffee.

The Dutch tech giant introduced their new concept by designing it into the offices of a Czech company innogy to highly positive acclaim.

The LED lightning system coordinates with employees’ circadian rhythm – or sleep/wake cycle – to boost their energy levels at set times throughout the day.

It alternates between various lighting styles, with morning and post-lunch periods enjoying a bright daylight-style tint in order to increase comfort and productivity – something the company says has seen drastic improvement.

“We wanted to create an outstanding environment for our employees,” says Tomáš Michna, innogy’s facility and services manager.

At the beginning of the day the office lights mimic natural daylight, providing a useful energy boost. The light levels decrease until after lunch when we give another boost to help staff over the post-lunch energy dip.”

The lighting system was installed in innogy’s offices in November 2017 and since then the company reported higher initiative from employees.

This could be due to higher workplace satisfaction, which improves engagement levels, but also because the lighting syncs up with workers’ productivity patterns, giving them a boost in their awareness.

The Philips initiative is part of a new concept called ‘human centric lighting’.  The system is operated by a motion sensor mechanism that triggers only when human movement is detected and powering off when an area is vacated.

This makes Philips’s new system eco-friendly and the company says it’s able to reduce around half of electricity from that of traditional lighting methods.

Philips has introduced a new lighting system that stimulates people’s energy levels with effects equivaling a strong cup of coffee.

The Dutch tech giant introduced their new concept by designing it into the offices of a Czech company Innogy, to highly positive acclaim.

The LED lightning system coordinates with employees’ circadian rhythm – or sleep/wake cycle – to boost their energy levels at set times throughout the day.

It alternates between various lighting styles, with morning and post-lunch periods enjoying a bright daylight-style tint in order to increase comfort and productivity – something the company says has seen drastic improvement.

“We wanted to create an outstanding environment for our employees,” says Tomáš Michna, innogy’s facility and services manager.

At the beginning of the day the office lights mimic natural daylight, providing a useful energy boost. The light levels decrease until after lunch when we give another boost to help staff over the post-lunch energy dip.”

The lighting system was installed in innogy’s offices in November 2017 and since then the company reported higher initiative from employees.

This could be due to higher workplace satisfaction, which improves engagement levels, but also because the lighting syncs up with workers’ productivity patterns, giving them a boost in their awareness.

The Philips initiative is part of a new concept called ‘human centric lighting’.  The system is operated by a motion sensor mechanism that triggers only when human movement is detected and powering off when an area is vacated.

This makes Philips’s new system eco-friendly and the company says it’s able to reduce around half of electricity from that of traditional lighting methods.

Prepared and edited by Arthur Velker. Follow on Twitter here.


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