Posted: 6 January 2022
Posted: 6 January 2022
From workplaces to living spaces: the transformation of offices
Workspaces have recently undergone profound change. They have become a place where people not only work, but live. Lighting is an essential element of office design and is evolving: embracing a biophilic approach, where natural elements in buildings contribute to the well-being and performance of employees. Beyond a necessary visual source, lighting has therefore become a strategic factor.
Over many years Sylvania have developed extensive knowledge from application and research of how to employ lighting in offices. More than just a manufacturer, Sylvania conceives lighting as an ergonomic parameter and helps you assess your needs and designs your projects hand in hand with your architects, with one human centric interest: taking care of your most valuable asset – people.
Offices need to respond to multiple challenges: they need to contribute to energy savings in order to reduce the size of their ecological footprint, to improve their purchase or rental value via lower operational costs and to enhance the performance of its occupants.
From Human Centric Lighting to Standards & Regulations
According to the latest studies, people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors*. This means that we are most often subjected to artificially lit environments and are deprived of the benefits of sunlight. As natural light rules our biological rhythm, it is of the greatest importance for well-being and productivity, at any time of the day. With a real Human Centric Lighting solution, Sylvania brings a game-changing innovation, recreating the full spectrum of natural light.
Sylvania LumiNature marks a new era in human centric lighting: it recreates sunlight. Its complete spectral curve with eliminated blue peaks and truest colours makes it one of the most natural artificial lights. LumiNature gives you something that even the sun cannot: dynamic lighting control. The SylSmart Standalone and Connected control options offer you full optimisation and tunability.
Lighting has long gone beyond the simple functional aspect of spaces. Artificial light has become an ergonomic and organic parameter in office design. With a sensitive approach, lighting design enables you to reveal spaces and built structures, night and day, and enhances the way light is perceived. In optics, light is the phenomenon at the source of a visual sensation. Light plays an important role in interior design, in both the creation and definition of spaces. In addition to these, lighting design is all about experience.
Lighting designers work hand in hand with architects and interior designers to conceive, structure, or renovate space. Lighting designers are both consultants and technicians, with a thorough approach to all aspects and functions of light. Sylvania has an integrated research department of lighting designers who will accompany you from design to installation. Its expertise in custom construction and the quality of its glass will allow a multitude of configurations. Masters of light, they can help you create a perfect atmosphere and harmoniously align your spaces.
When creating a lighting design, thought should be given to the ease of installation as well as the financial and environmental costs. Whilst the comfort of occupants should remain the core consideration, modern society demands the delivery of sustainable solutions where comfort, simplicity, energy-efficiency, and a respect for the environment can be equally reconciled.
Intelligent lighting systems make significant contributions to the eco-performance of office buildings and introducing flexible solutions can deliver the desired functionality and aesthetics whilst also providing enhanced energy efficiency and cost-savings. Sylvania offers you SylSmart Standalone - a wireless, plug-and-play lighting control solution perfect for smaller applications where ease of installation is paramount – and SylSmart Connected - an ideal solution that’s easy to install, has low initial costs, and is low maintenance. Systems can be scaled to meet the needs of any project size from single offices to complete floors or buildings and are secure and efficient.
Human Centric Lighting solutions and automated lighting systems complement each other beautifully. The two combined offer a true-to-life reproduction of the solar spectrum at any time of the day, for an optimal respect of the occupant’s circadian cycle.
The interior lighting standards and regulations for offices help to identify the right balance and the proper lighting solution. They are a requisite to comply to, both for the health of occupants, and for the sustainability of your buildings and offices. But as these standards may change regularly, Sylvania is committed to answering all your questions, and supporting you in this aspect of your lighting projects. Standards, norms, and labels associated with energy compliance and well-being: we help you retrieve the essential points. Our products are 100% compliant with EU and UK standards. Many of them are indeed manufactured in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom to guarantee unparalleled quality, in accordance with European standards, and more specially to comply with the EN 12464-1:2021 standard. They respect the different rates and levels required such as glare (UGR<19), the level of luminance (L65 < 3000 cd/m²), CRI (80 min.) or low flickering (<5%), for an example.
A made-in-Europe know-how at your service
Sylvania is a leading provider of total solutions for professional and architectural lighting. With nearly 100 years of expertise in luminaires and lamps, Sylvania has an extended offer for the public, private and commercial sectors. For your offices, choose our quality guarantee, and as Sylvania is not only a manufacturer, there is also a complete range of services at your disposal. Allow yourself a full serenity with Sylvania’s expertise and be assured that all your lighting projects benefit from perfectly mastered solutions.
From meeting rooms and open plan offices, to reception areas through corridors and stairways down to storage rooms, parking spaces and outdoor areas, Sylvania offers you best in class luminaires and services, compliance with regulations and financing solutions. Sylvania is an expert at your side, each step of the way.
*2018 - YouGov survey “Indoor Generation” - 16,000 people in 14 countries in Europe and North America