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Labour experts see the importance of natural daylight while working. Not all work spaces have sufficient windows. Increasing sickness absence figures indicate that a healthy working climate is important. This is also recognized by working organisations. Everyone is entitled to natural daylight while working. The health & safety law also underlines that daylight is very important. For several years, the health & safety law mentions a daylight standard. Unfortunately, not every working space meets this daylight standard.

The importance of natural light is evident. Many studies show this. For example, a study was held  a few years ago among workers with a work area with daylightlamps (daylight group) and people with a work area without daylight lamps (artificial light group). The researchers  measured, stress, coping with stress and sleep quality in January and in May. The study showed clear differences. The daylight group scored with the measurement in May  a better mood and  less stress than in January, while the artificial light group showed no improvement.

The office
Did you know that working at the computer puts a lot of strain on the eyes?
Fatigue is a direct result of poor lighting. Artificial light weakens attention and leads to headaches and stress. Working with a computer requires the necessary effort, good lighting is very important. True-Light full-spectrum daylight lamps make the eyes less tired. A band around your head, burning eyes, fatigue at the end of the day? True-Light daylight lamps in combination with high-frequency fixtures remedy this. When lighting an office, it is very important to also have the ambient light right, more specific information about workplace lighting according to standard NEN-EN 12464-1:2011.

Photography, gallery, studio

Good colour perception is important for painting or photographing or for showing colours. The True-Light lamps are available with and without UV. UV radiation is not always desirable when displaying colours, then the True-Light LED lamp with a colour rendering of 98 offers a solution. If you do want the UV radiation, you can opt for the phosphor lamps, they also have more stray light.  

Medical specialists, dentists
Dentists, doctors and pharmacists, homeopathy and medical specialists, physiotherapy, massage, osteopathy, haptonomy and manual therapy. Because True-Light has a beneficial effect on metabolism, oxygen supply, hormones, glands, brain cells and mood, it makes an important contribution to the health of humans and animals. True-Light is used against depression and somatic diseases and has a positive effect on the production of white blood cells, the circulation of the lymphatic system and fertility. Using True-Light significantly eases the therapist's work. Perfect color reproduction without distortion makes checking the client's teeth or body easier.

Walking outside to determine the right colour for your products is over with the use of True-Light lamps. Because True-Light LED lamps reflect 98% of the real daylight, your product is shown in exactly the right colour. Moreover, by using True-Light your sales staff have a healthy working environment, which in turn is good for the absenteeism rate. Big advantage of True-Light lamps is that this work lighting has the same advantages as natural daylight. This provides a healthy working environment, which makes people more pleasant and less stressed.

Advertising studios, printing houses and workshops
A perfect colour assessment is important. You no longer have to go outside to determine the colour properly, every colour deviation or blurring is immediately apparent with the use of True-Light lamps. You can see whether the colours meet their requirements.

Children spend many hours indoors at school. As a result, they miss the healthy natural daylight during the day. By using True-Light lamps, you as a school ensure a healthy learning environment. The result is immediately noticeable: the children remain more alert and less irritable, which makes the absorption of learning material easier. That is why the use of True-Light daylight lamps is recommended.

How many lamps do I need for my workplace?
When calculating the amount of light, we start from the lux value. Lux is the unit of illuminance, or the amount of light that hits a surface. The number of lumens (= light output of the light source) per square meter is the lux value.

Examples minimum lux values:

Living environment: Office environment:
living room 300 lux computer work 500 lux
kitchen 500 lux writing 500 lux
bedroom 300 lux reception 300 lux
Education environment: Healthcare:
classroom general 500 lux research room 1000 lux
classroom art lessons 750 lux treatment room 1000 lux
classroom technical lessons 750 lux operating room 1000 lux
auditorium 500 lux dialyses room 500 lux
library 500 lux dermatology room 500 lux
gym 300 lux therapy/massage room 300 lux
stairwell 150 lux dental operating room 5000 lux
Crafts: Industry:
hairdresser 500 lux production work glass/ceramics 500 lux
watchmaker 1500 lux handwork glass/ceramics 1000 lux
tailor 1000 lux textile processing 1000 lux
schoemaker 500 lux wood processing 750 lux
goldsmith 1000 lux paint processing 1000 lux
woodworker 500 lux colour control 1000 lux
metalworker 500 lux quality control 1500 lux
Catering: Assemblage:
restaurant 200 lux rough work 200 lux
buffet restaurant 300 lux fine work 500 lux
kitchen 500 lux precision work 750 lux
Large spaces: Halls:
Hangars 500 lux Theaters 300 lux
Sales expositions 300 lux concert halls 300 lux
Hangars 300 lux conference rooms 500 lux

Task area
The surface where the eye task is performed.

The degree of glare is called UGR (Unified Glare Rating) and is a number that indicates to what extent the luminaires in the room in question cause light annoyance from eye level and viewing direction of the user. The lower the UGR value, the less light annoyance. Size URG< 19 the desired number for offices and workplaces.

Background area
In addition to the lighting requirements for task areas and immediate surroundings, minimum requirements are also set for the lighting level in the rest of the room. We call this area the background area. It is important to properly illuminate the entire space in which people are located. The aim is to enable good visual communication between people. For the visual experience and overall comfort, it is important that the environment, the colours of objects and the skin of people are displayed in a natural way.

Colour rendering
For the colour rendering index (CRI), the standard sets a minimum requirement for almost all job spaces: average workspaces > 80 Ra/CRI workspaces with higher eye task requirements > 90 Ra/CRI: Computer work is a  higher eye task!

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