Villingen-Schwenningen, October 2014: Waldmann is the first luminaire
manufacturer to be awarded the seal of approval by Aktion Gesunder
Rücken (AGR) e.V. for its TANEO and TEVISIO industrial task luminaires,
an award that distinguishes especially ergonomic products.
5.8 million people work at industrial work stations in Germany and are
therefore exposed to the associated physical strain. This can often
cause shorter or more extended absences. Musculoskeletal disorders top
these health statistics and are thus responsible for around a quarter of
all working days lost.
An ergonomic work station prevents this.
It demonstrably reduces absenteeism due to illness and promotes
productivity. However it is not just a work desk system and work chair
that contribute to an ergonomic and back-friendly workplace, rather also
Waldmann's TANEO arm-mounted luminaire and TEVISIO
magnifier luminaire are now "tested & recommended" for ergonomic
workplace systems. Only products that pass a demanding verification
procedure before an independent interdisciplinary committee are awarded
the AGR seal of approval – which by the way has been rated as "very
good" by consumer magazine ÖKO-TEST and "especially recommendable" by
the portal Label-Online. AGR has made it its mission to provide a
reliable decision-making aid for purchasing especially ergonomic,
While the lighting obviously does not
have a direct impact on the musculoskeletal system in the same way as a
chair for example, it has what are known as asthenopic effects, in other
words eye fatigue.
This is linked to the fact that people
process 80 percent of all information visually. Light therefore has a
considerable impact on information processing and on the body posture
adopted. Optimal illumination of the work station prevents forced
postures, which are otherwise adopted unconsciously to correct
unbalanced visual conditions. If the light is wide-range, homogeneous,
glare-free and shadow-free, it is not necessary to constantly adjust the
eyes and eyesight. A luminaire with zoom function additionally supports
visual tasks at close range. This results in optimal visual conditions
that allow an upright sitting position and considerably reduce the
impact on the eyes.
The work station-oriented TANEO and TEVISIO
luminaires distinguished by AGR fulfill these requirements. The
possibility of continuous dimming with memory function is ideal for
adjusting the light to individual and task-related lighting needs.
Moreover, both luminaires avoid reflective glare and multiple shadows.
Even illumination of the central and peripheral field of vision is
especially effective in term of eye adaption, while contrast sensitivity
and color recognition are also supported. Visual conditions are also
optimized through individual and simple adjustment of the luminaires
thanks to an especially flexible and balanced arm with a large radius of
action. TEVISIO supports especially demanding visual tasks at close
range through its zoom function.
A work station that takes care
of users and supports them in their work is a sustainable investment.
Worthwhile rewards are achieved by taking account of all elements of an
ergonomic workplace system, such as work desk, work chair and work
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