At its headquarters in Regensburg, Germany, Osram Opto Semiconductors has installed a Human Centric Lighting (HCL) concept. The company decided to introduce the Human Centric Lighting (HCL) concept with the real-world installation. The lighting deployment features a brightly-lit façade for the company’s new main building L01 and interior lighting that the company developed to enhance the working environment for associates, as well as improve sustainability.
According to the company, the concept utilizes technologies from the entire value chain of the Osram Group, ranging from individual LEDs to the complete lighting solution. The company notes that a continuous light deficit or unsuitable lighting can result in sleep and eating disorders, lack of energy, and even depression. In order to prevent such issues, the HCL concept interior lighting meets the needs of human biorhythms.
“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 revealed that an “ideal” color temperature value can help people maximize productivity. If the natural light does not meet this ideal value, artificial light can make up for it. In addition to employing preprogrammed light curves that take the season into account, sensors detect the current value and adjust the lighting accordingly. Sensors also recognize when no one is present in particular rooms and office areas and automatically shift into 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. Also, at dusk, the “Sky Garden” employee cafeteria is lit with the corporate color orange.