SUNNYVALE, CA – Osram Opto Semiconductors, a lighting and technology company, has introduced a highly innovative Human Centric Lighting (HCL) concept at its headquarters in Regensburg, Germany. The installation includes a brightly-lit façade on the company’s new main building L01 and interior lighting designed to enhance the working environment for associates, as well as improve sustainability. Made possible by state-of-the-art LED technology, it is a shining example of how commercial buildings designed around human lighting needs will advance the workplaces of the future, making them greener and more hospitable. The concept features technologies from the entire value chain of the Osram Group, from individual LEDs to the complete lighting solution.
In today’s professional world, people often work long hours in offices and enclosed spaces where brightness levels are far below that of natural daylight. A continuous light deficit or unsuitable lighting can lead to significant sleep and eating disorders, lack of energy and even depression. To prevent these issues, the pioneering HCL concept aligns interior lighting with the needs of human biorhythms, creating a setting that prioritizes personal wellbeing.
“Our employees are the key to our success,” stresses Gerhard Maihoefner, head of the Regensburg location of Osram Opto Semiconductors. “As a world leader in LEDs and optoelectronics, it makes sense to utilize our light-based innovations to contribute to a positive working environment.”
Studies have shown that there is an “ideal” color temperature value for people. If natural light does not reach this ideal value, artificial light can make up for it. In addition to preprogrammed light curves that take the season into account, sensors record the current value and adjust the lighting accordingly. Sensors also detect when no one is present in certain rooms and office areas and automatically switch to energy-saving mode and dim the lighting.
Highlights of the new outdoor lighting at the Regensburg headquarters include linear lighting on the building contours, as well as flexible elements such as the indirect lighting of windows and the “Sky Garden” employee cafeteria in the corporate color orange at dusk.
With the completion of its Regensburg office building completely equipped with HCL, Osram once again proves its trailblazing ability to actively shape potential upcoming markets. In the future, the HCL concept could contribute to the sustainable improvement of the well-being and efficiency of millions of office workers around the globe.
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