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Work Light (and Life) Balance?

Open Letter to CEO

Dear CEO,

You have always been there for your people, making the workplace much more than just a workplace. Tight schedules, work pressures and deadlines take a toll on the employee enthusiasm and productivity. And, there is a serious need to apply a work-life balance through work-light balance; yes, you heard it right, it is “work-light” balance. Work-light balance when applied in an apt way can work wonders for enhancing the productivity in a workplace. What more? It simply renders a by-product that is ‘dear’ to everyone – significant saving in your power bill.

We have experienced the variations in the natural light ever since we have been on earth. The sun’s light progresses from low intensity waves with color temperatures from warm white to high intensity waves with neutral white temperatures during the mid-day and back to low light levels with low color temperatures towards night. This process plays a primary role in deciding our 24-hour body clock. That means the amount and quality of sunlight has a direct impact on different bodily functions including the key ones, namely hormone secretions which are responsible for different mind frames that we go through. Many hormones like dopamine (pleasure, attentiveness and physical coordination), serotonin and cortisol (mind control) and melatonin (sleep-relax) are secreted throughout the day, accordingly. This briefly explains the ‘circadian rhythm’ or the body’s daily natural routine for humans.

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Human Centric Lighting

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Does our workplace lighting compliment the natural cycles of the body? Or is it hampering the normal functions through the artificial lighting?  We need to consider this at length, if we want to comply with the body demands and keep it well-oiled and efficient throughout the day.

Several studies have already shown a definite link between the spectrum of the indoor lighting to the human well-being and thereby his efficiency. However, office spaces are rarely considered for this effect, thus giving rise to certain health issues among the office goers. Stress induced headaches and digestive disorders are commonly seen in the working class. This calls for an urgent need to introduce automated lighting systems. With these programmable lighting systems, it is very much possible to follow the natural circadian rhythm and maintain a healthy work space, which in turn supports the “work-life” balance through a perfect “work-light” balance.

Work Light (and Life) Balance?
Work Light (and Life) Balance?

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The above-mentioned implementations do go a long way and bestow a fresh outlook to your entire enterprise. Well, light is indeed an indispensable factor to keep our mind focused and body fit. It is necessary for an office to be well-lit for good visibility, but it is also essential that the lighting scheme follows the natural environment for best results.

Boosting the efficacy of your people is now in your hands. Automated lighting is the next “foresight strategy” that your people and enterprise have long waited for.

Yours Truly,

Vinay Ghule
Founder & CTO – Leap Info Systems Pvt. Ltd.

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