Demographically appropriate lighting in industry

Lighting solutions for an ageing workforce

Demographically appropriate lighting in industry

Demographic change is reflected in the employee structure of many industrial companies. More than 40 percent of all people of employable age are going to be at least 50 years old at the start of the next decade, and more than 25 percent will be 55 or older.



Future expectation:
The proportion of older employees in the company

Future expectation: The proportion of older employees in the company

As people grow older, their visual acuity and vision in general starts to decline, they become more affected by glare, and the individual needs for workplace lighting change as a consequence of this. In biological terms, this process starts as early as 40. Then people need age-appropriate lighting that meets individual needs. Optimum lighting not only increases the sense of well-being, but it also helps to keep the workforce in better health. People with responsible posts in industrial companies recognize this.



The importance of workplace lighting to maintain health and performance capability

The importance of workplace lighting to maintain health and performance capability

For that reason, lighting solutions that can be adapted to suit the specific needs and workplace tasks of the employee are ideal, e.g. individual engagement of an additional light source, infinitely variable dimming or a luminaire head that can be turned or tilted. However, in many industrial companies, this is the exception rather than the rule.



The use of individual lighting solutions at workplaces within the company

The use of individual lighting solutions at workplaces within the company

Working time models and the structuring of workplaces and their manning are subject to continuous change. For that reason, it is not possible to conduct an analysis to establish the areas in which certain age groups work, and which ergonomic conditions should exist in those areas. For that reason, companies should create demographically appropriate working condition that are flexible and that therefore suit all age groups.



We are delighted to support you in the task of choosing an appropriate lighting solution, i.e. one that meets the requirements of your workforce and its areas of activity.

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*The survey covered 100 industrial companies with 500 and more employees.