Light in the office must provide optimal illumination and the best working conditions.

At the same time, communication should be stimulated and perception promoted.


Light serves as the basis of our visual perception. It enables us to see colours, shapes and spaces, and turns out to be one of the most important interior design elements.

Light creates moods and atmospheres, putting colours and materials in the limelight. Light establishes the quality of interaction and transmits corporate culture. Modern lighting concepts support the creation of ambiences at the workplace that best harmonise with the activities, the time of day and year, and personal well-being. The goal of artificial illumination is to get as close to this ideal as possible. In order to design a room in a simultaneously functional and aesthetic manner, multiple sources of light are always necessary. The uniform, bright illumination of a room supports orientation. Additional lighting intentionally emphasises specific objects and creates a high degree of brilliance.

Good lighting promotes well-being and performance

Individually adjusting light to activity leads to an increase of 13% in information reception.


Lighting fulfills many functions: Creation of lighting moods and atmosphere, a good brightness distribution and a correct contrast ratio for concentrated work over a longer period of time. Furthermore, it should enable good color rendering and avoid glare. Of course, energy saving is also an issue, or the right mix of natural and artificial light. Finally, attention should be paid to a harmonious interaction of material, color, shape, proportion and light.

Energy efficiency

It is worth including lighting in energy and efficiency considerations, because the opportunity to save energy through efficient lighting solutions should be taken advantage of. Energy-reducing technologies with modern sensor technology and intelligent user control make energy saving possible on a new level. Practical experience shows that integrated daylight and presence sensors significantly reduce power consumption. Compared to conventional solutions, intelligent systems save up to 50% energy.

However, the advantages of free-standing luminaire concepts over structural installations also lie in their flexibility, better light quality, absence of glare and lower costs.

Light planning and light measurement

Together with our partners, we record your requirements on site, analyse these with a view to energy efficiency and lighting quality, thereby defining lighting concepts whose implementation guarantees the right solution for high cost efficiency and motivation.

Planning Factors

  • Daylight
  • Illumination intensity
  • Basic illumination
  • Avoiding glare
  • Arrangement of the workplace
  • Monitor placement
  • Direct / Indirect illumination
  • Lighting zones
  • Workplace illumination
  • Illumination as a design element

Parameters for Lighting Planning

Illumination level

The level of illumination is very important for visual perception. Higher illumination intensities increase performance and reduce error rates and the risk of accidents.

Harmonious distribution of brightness

The distribution of lighting intensity within a space should be neither too varied nor too uniform. Contrasts that are too extreme can lead to visual distractions, and overly uniform lighting intensities can make a room monotonous and unattractive.


Direct or indirect glare significantly disrupts visual perception. The work area should be optimally illuminated with a bright yet glare-free light. The top priorities are utility and light quality, which contribute to an increase in comfort, well-being, and the ability to concentrate. Individual adjustability leads to performance optimisation and influences metabolic processes.

Light direction and shadows

Is achieved with a balanced relationship between diffuse and focused illumination; both harsh shadows and the absence of shadows impede vision.

Lighting colour and colour reproduction

Provide information about the lighting attributes of lamps. The light colour is divided into three groups on the basis of spectral composition: warm white (1), neutral white (2) and daylight white (3). The colour reproduction index describes how naturally the colours in the environment are reproduced by the light of a lamp. The same colours look different in light with different colour reproduction characteristics.