Greater pro­duc­tiv­ity can be achieved through smart and flex­i­ble light­ing, writes Rahul Bhat, MD, Cherry Hill In­te­ri­ors

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In the mod­ern work­place, greater pro­ducɵvity can be achieved through smart and flex­i­ble lighɵng, which can help sɵ­mu­late in­di­vid­ual’s creaɵve, pro­ducɵve and so­cial en­deav­ors, writes Rahul Bhat, MD, Cherry Hill In­te­ri­ors

Em­ployee con­trolled light­ing and light­ing so­lu­tions tai­lored to their needs have con­sid­er­able po­ten­tial for in­creas­ing work sat­is­fac­tion and en­hanc­ing re­ten­tion. Light­ing con­trols us­ing the lat­est tech­nol­ogy help to adjust colour and light lev­els and re­duce con­sump­tion.

Smart Light­ing: Con­trol So­lu­tions & light­ing schemes can help save 50-60% of elec­tri­cal con­sump­tion. This in­cludes fea­tures like day-light har­vest­ing, oc­cu­pancy sens­ing etc. With en­ergy com­pli­ances and green build­ing, smart light­ing con­trol so­lu­tions are be­ing in­cor­po­rated by many cor­po­rates.

Tun­abil­ity: Hu­man cen­tric light­ing has var­i­ous fea­tures sen­si­tised to­wards in­creas­ing work­force en­ergy, pro­duc­tiv­ity, and com­fort in the of­fice en­vi­ron­ment. It cre­ates more vari­a­tion in the of­fice by ac­ti­vat­ing bright­ness and re­lax­ing warmth.

POE (Power of Eth­er­net)-based light­ing: These are driver­less fix­tures con­nected via CAT based ca­bles and form­ing part of the IT net­work, and they elim­i­nate use of elec­tri­cal wires, mak­ing the project in­tel­li­gent, ef­fi­cient and In­ter­neten­abled. They im­prove ser­vice­abil­ity, en­sure scal­a­bil­ity, and the sys­tem can be eas­ily in­te­grated with other sys­tems like HVAC, em­ployee mo­bile de­vices, etc. Be­ing scal­able, the tech­nol­ogy can be up­graded to ac­com­mo­date fu­ture needs. Since there is no driver de­pen­dency, ser­vice­abil­ity is eas­ier in this sys­tem, which also has the po­ten­tial to re­motely man­age the lu­mi­naires like any other IT de­vice.

Con­stant Light out­put: No over in­stalled il­lu­mi­nance. Re­duced sys­tem power over life­time of lu­mi­naire.

In­cor­po­rat­ing Light­ing As­set Man­age­ment tool:

This tool con­trols the en­tire light­ing sys­tem on one screen. The sys­tem per­for­mance can be eas­ily mon­i­tored. The tool also helps to man­age sched­ul­ing and gen­er­ates re­ports.

Clut­ter-free light­ing: The ear­lier light­ing so­lu­tions in­volved lot of wires and switches. These have been re­placed by wire­less light­ing and touch­screens that blend beau­ti­fully into the of­fice walls, ren­der­ing a high level of aes­thet­ics.

Ex­ten­sive use of LEDS: There is an in­creased us­age of hid­den LED fix­tures that wrap around a por­tal to form a slice of light. Light­ing en­hances spa­tial aware­ness and calls at­ten­tion to the right things. Ar­chi­tec­tural light­ing is used to gen­er­ate a com­bi­na­tion of el­e­ments of de­sign, en­gi­neer­ing and physics, to pro­duce clear phys­i­o­log­i­cal and psy­cho­log­i­cal ef­fects. Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence (AI) is the way for­ward for the In­dus­try. AI is de­vel­op­ing at a very fast pace and in­flu­enc­ing mul­ti­ple in­dus­tries and tech­nolo­gies. The light­ing sys­tems of the fu­ture will use AI to vary­ing ex­tents and in dif­fer­ent for­mats. These in­clude wire­less so­lu­tions, In­tel­li­gent so­lu­tions, and the use of sen­sors in com­mer­cial spa­ces is pre­dicted to grow sig­nif­i­cantly. As the data gath­ered moves into cloud-based plat­forms, learn­ing and re­lated ac­tiv­ity will de­velop in sev­eral ar­eas e.g. uti­liz­ing pres­ence sen­sor data from a light­ing sys­tem to con­trol room tem­per­a­ture, mood con­trol, emer­gency ef­fi­ciency, etc.

Dell, Ben­galuru

An­dritz 2, Delhi

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