Lighting for a purpose.
Task lighting is intended to help you accomplish – you guessed it – a task! This type of lighting is localised and can be provided by a variety of different sources, allowing you the option to adjust the lighting for a work space or chosen area and brighten or darken it in order to suit your needs. Effective task lighting needs to reduce glare and should be bright enough to prevent eye strain, making it ideal for activities like, working, reading, cooking, crafts and hobbies, and studying.
We understand that to increase performance and promote wellbeing, lighting should sometimes be more geared towards a task focus. Creating lighting designs that set themselves up for the specific purpose and activity in that area can produce better results and can often help the occupiers become more focused. Also, switching to LED lighting is more than an energy saving solution, it can have significant benefits in terms of wellbeing, which in turn will boost productivity and efficiency, especially in the workplace. The right lighting aids concentration and focus, as well as reducing energy consumption throughout any building.
In September 2021, BS EN 12464 was introduced. It proposes a significant increase in the LUX levels depending on the individual / environment, it encourages lighting designs to focus on the task at hand, not to cover other unnecessary areas. BS EN 12464 suggests that we need to move away from uniformity! After all, people are now used to a lack of uniformity having worked from home.