From eye strain and headaches to reduced productivity, lighting in the workplace can have a huge impact on employee well-being. Whether the office lighting is too bright or too dim both can have numerous negative effects on how we work. We have worked hard to provide a variety of lighting options for the AMR to create a more comfortable and effective working environment.
Why lighting is important
Lighting that is too harsh on people’s eyes can impact productivity in a number of ways. From migraines and eye strain to making it harder for employee’s eyes to focus properly. Alternatively, lighting that is too dull can cause just as many problems. If the workspace is poorly lit, the eyes have to work harder to see properly, causing headaches and eye strain. Furthermore, dim lighting in the office can drain people’s motivation and even cause them to feel drowsy. All of these issues can have a detrimental impact not only on productivity but on the individual’s health and well-being. Therefore, it is essential for businesses to provide the optimal lighting that enhances the employee experience in the workplace.
What the AMR offers
At Optima we understand the importance of creating workspaces that not only look great but also benefit our clients. That is why we have teamed up with two expert lighting suppliers to help us create adaptable meeting rooms that deliver the optimal lighting for every situation. Unlike furniture pods, the AMR offers a variety of light options designed to enhance productivity whilst looking after the occupant.
Designed to facilitate different working styles and scenarios, the AMR is equipped with the appropriate lighting for all your needs. During development, we concentrated carefully on the WELL standard and how lighting inside the AMR complies, ensuring occupants have the best experience. Crucial to delivering a comfortable workspace for a variety of activities, the lights in the AMR run at 2350Hz. Providing a flicker-free operation has many benefits from enhanced virtual meeting capabilities to better concentration levels. This impressive flicker rate maintains a comfortable working environment within the AMR, allowing people to work effectively all day.
Glare and colour rending
Glare and colour rending are both hugely important factors when it comes to light, yet they are often forgotten about. If you are working for an hour or more, glare can really affect the way you work. You will find yourself shifting position constantly to escape the glare if your lighting has not been set up correctly. The WELL standard recommends a Unified Glare Rating (UGR) of less than 16, however, the AMR goes above and beyond this, delivering a rating of just 10. No more trying to dodge that annoying glare, the AMR offers the ideal comfortable workspace.
Colour rending also plays a big part in how you feel in the office and therefore your overall well-being day to day. With this in mind, we have made it another of our main focuses when it comes to illuminating the AMR. Working alongside our lighting experts we offer choices that give you a great mix of CRI and R9 values. Not only will this help you to feel more comfortable at work, but you can be sure it all complies with the WELL standard, putting employee welfare at the top of your list.
Flexibility in design
Another useful feature of the lights available in the AMR is the innovative magnetic tracks in the ceiling that house the LED light modules. The luminaires magnetic element means they fit effortlessly into the ceiling and can easily be moved or changed. Simply customise the lights within the AMR to create flexible configurations that can adapt to your changing needs.
UV Anti-bacterial technology
Unique to the AMR, Fuzone, UV anti-bacterial technology can be integrated into our adaptable systems. This innovative air and surface purification system uses ultraviolet light to eliminate viruses and bacteria within the AMR. Fully tested and certified Fuzone removes up to 99% of all airborne bacteria, regularly deep cleaning the AMR. The system can be set up to activate when the AMR is no longer in use, effectively sanitising the space for the next meeting. This also means less cleaning time, saving both time and money whilst ensuring the AMR remains a clean and enjoyable place to work.
Completely interactive, the lights in the AMR can be controlled using a fully integrated smart system. Operated from your smart device, this state-of-the-art low energy Bluetooth system gives you full control over your working environment. Choose from the multiple default settings or easily create your own bespoke light scenes via the app. Lighting is also dimmable to 1%, enabling you to adjust your working conditions to suit you.