WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE
Waldmann luminaires integrated in customizable, networked office environment
Project Spotlight: Kesseböhmer and Fujitsu
The future is truly in customizeable work spaces. The right light definitely has a key role to play. Together, office furniture supplier Kesseböhmer and IT corporation Fujitsu have demonstrated that Waldmann luminaires are here today for tomorrow’s world of doing business.
Smart networking from chair to light
The YOYO platform by Kesseböhmer delivers cost- and ergonomic efficiency. YOYO makes optimal use of workstations, encouraging people to move sufficiently and also provides ergonomic, healthy lighting with Waldmann luminaires, intelligently integrated into the system. Personal lighting preferences can be easily programmed with a simple app, adjusting to individual needs and preferences. For example, for late risers, dynamic lighting characteristics are introduced later in the day or shift, just as they are set for earlier in the day for the early riser. Preparation for the rest phase, through the use of warmer color temperatures, is also introduced at the appropriate time during the day. In addition, YOYO sets up the desk and chair to the optimum settings for individual body sizes. This makes the entire desk sharing system more effective, more individual and therefore healthier, all in a smart way.
Biodynamic light in luminaire and on PC screen
The aim of this joint venture, or ‘Workplace of the Future’ project, is to provide employees of various generations, needs and preferences with a workplace that is comfortable and promotes good health, and at which they can reach their highest performance capability. After logging on to the computer, the screen and desk height are ergonomically adjusted to the optimum settings for that particular user, then an individual light setting is transmitted to the luminaire. Biodynamic light based on the Waldmann control curve is then synchronized in the luminaire and on the PC screen. This helps each employee, individually, with concentration and revitalization in a manner very similar to the progression of natural daylight. Once programmed, the individual’s distinct biorythms and preferences from early to later in the day is established, and the results are then stored in memory.
Ready for the digital transformation
Since 1999, Waldmann has pioneered the equipping of luminaires with intelligent systems. For some time now, integrated sensors, control units and wireless technology enable luminaires to be networked with one another. Intelligent swarm control optimizes light and energy needs. The networking of luminaires and appliances in their environment now fits well with the process of digital transformation. With new wireless modules, connections become possible between luminaires, office furniture items and IT systems. Building administrators can use the presence information from the luminaires to implement efficient utilization of workplaces across the entire area. It is an easy task for employees to customize their own workplace, and to adapt it to suit their personal requirements, even if that workplace changes location every day.