SHINE A LIGHT
The light of the future
Anyone based in the Black Forest must shine very brightly indeed. That is why we have spent the last 90 years developing lighting systems. However, for us, light is not an end in itself. Our light is there to serve. For example to help people to work better. More than any other manufacturer, Waldmann stands for innovative lighting solutions that make office life more efficient and healthier. To the benefit of humankind and the environment. And causing the eyes of its users to light up. Biodynamic light, smart-lighting concepts, cradle-to-cradle solutions: all on show at Orgatec 2018.
THE LIGHT OF HEALTH
Natural light is indispensable. It promotes a sense of well-being and is therefore good for concentration, creativity and performance capability. If ever you are exposed to artificial light for too long, it is not necessarily good for your health. The Waldmann VTL light management system delivers biodynamic light (Human Centric Lighting) in an office. This means that, especially in interior spaces with insufficient daylight and especially during the dark winter months, employee health can be improved in a sustainable manner. We are ready to take the next step in terms of biodynamic light: with VTL solutions, individually adapted to suit different chronotypes. You may be an early riser or a late one. Smart lighting knows when which employee has his or her personal performance peak - and assists each individual by providing an appropriate level of lighting.
THE LIGHT OF SUSTAINABILITY
The LAVIGO free-standing luminaire was the first office luminaire in the world to be awarded the internationally valid C2C® (Cradle to Cradle) certificate. Which delights the inventor. It also confirms our commitment to eco-effectiveness. The aim is to produce consumer goods in a sustainable and intelligent manner, to be able to dismantle them into their different materials after use and to recycle those materials to maintain a technology cycle – a process known as 'cradle to cradle'. To obtain C2C® certification, all the materials used are identified, and then evaluated in terms of their toxicological and recycling properties. Then, in some cases, improvements were made. Other prerequisites incorporated verification of energy balance, the volume and quality of water required and compliance with social criteria. Moreover, whatever occurs to us in future will comply with C2C® criteria. Word of honour from the inventor.
THE LIGHT OF CONNECTIVITY
Since 1999, Waldmann has pioneered the equipping of luminaires with intelligent systems. Integrated sensors, control units and wireless technology enable luminaires to be networked with one another. Intelligent swarm control optimises light and energy needs. Our future systems will build upon our years of experience with this technology. The networking of luminaires and the appliances in their environment fits well with the process of digital transformation. With new wireless modules, connections become possible between luminaires, office furniture items and IT systems. The future belongs to fully networked workplaces with additional functions at the workplace of every single employee. Rapidly customised and adapted to suit personal requirements.