Nearly 3 million American workers are hurt on the job each year, and poor lighting is to blame for the most common accidents, including slips, trips, falls, and contact with objects and equipment. Research has shown that simply improving workplace lighting can reduce accidents by as much as 60% percent in industrial facilities.
Info techies are more influential decision makers in today’s IoT-oriented, smart lighting, smart building environment, according to a survey by GE’s Current group.
The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) recently unveiled the WELL v2 pilot, the next version of its WELL Building Standard, the first building rating system to focus exclusively on the impacts of buildings on human health and wellness.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 3-5 years, then you know that “networked lighting control systems” are all the rage for effective and efficient control of luminaires in commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. There has been an explosion of growth in this sector of the industry. Why?
Many people spend their days working in an office setting, which can leave them feeling mentally drained and exhausted by the end of the day. But these effects may have less to do with workload and more to do with the spaces workers occupy, from monochromatic cubicles to cramped conference rooms. Can smart buildings with proper lighting design solutions be the answer?