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Human Centric Lighting and Sleep

I was reading the book Why We Sleep by Matt Walker earlier this year, and I found it fascinating to see how severe the impact of poor sleep can be on creativity, problem solving, decision making, productivity, learning and memory. These factors all have an impact on our work performance, and good workplace design should be focused on increasing all of these. In addition to these work related factors, sleep also has a significant impact on other health areas such as cardio-vascular health, brain health, immune system, and even longevity. Parts of the book dealt with Circadian rhythm, and touched…
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What is an equivalent output?

At Interglo, we specialise in the value management of project lighting packages. I discussed our approach to this in my previous article “Finding the sweet spot in lighting”.  While we see “or approved equivalent” as an opportunity, we also take it as a responsibility to make sure we do our research to ensure the products we propose are truly an equivalent product. In this article, I want to specifically look at the term “output”. "What output", or what “brightness” are questions we get asked often. Unfortunately, in the age of LED Lighting this is not always a simple answer. Historically,…
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Finding the sweet spot in lighting

The lighting package is a significant capital investment in any building project, regardless of whether it is Commercial, Industrial, Retail or Hospitality. There are a number of conflicting considerations in putting together a lighting package, and these can differ significantly as a project progresses from the initial documentation stages, through to the construction and commissioning stage. Central to findinding the sweet spot in lighting, is the concept of maximising value. As lighting designers, we would all like to use the best fitting for a given application, but in many cases, the fitting that represents the best value is what will…