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What to consider when choosing lighting for clinical environments in the dental industry, within MedTech, or sampling and research? At D-TEC, we specialize in laboratory lighting, and we have over 30 years of experience within professional lighting for demanding environments. Did we mention that we manufacture all our luminaires in Sweden?
Besides offering a perfect color rendering (CRI 94) – which is especially important for e.g. a dental laboratory – our light sources also provides an optimal brightness of 3000-9500 lux. Additionally, we have added hundreds of tiny LED diodes that work together to spread your lab lighting using integrated microprisms. The result is a work environment with perfect lighting without flickering, shadows, and dazzling effects – giving you an improved precision.
In order to secure an optimal work environment, it is important to choose laboratory lighting that contributes to even out the contrasts between different light sources, in order to provide the entire work area with even lighting. Too much contrast between different brightness levels in a room can result in headaches, eye stress and fatigue, due to the eye being forced to adjust between the different light sources. Do you work with e.g. a bright focus point in a microscope, it is especially important that the light in the room is optimal as well. The same applies to tasks such as dissection or other types of examinations. Ideally, you should be using laboratory lighting that reminds you of regular daylight – which is also the inspiration for our entire lighting range.
Thanks to the fact that we have created a hygienic aluminum construction where we have sealed our LED modules, we can prevent dirt and bacteria from entering the construction. That makes the luminaires almost maintenance-free. Check out our model Brite that is available in four different sizes – one of our most popular lamps for laboratory lighting.
Our laboratory lighting is so efficient that you start saving up to 85% on your energy bills from day one, resulting in low energy consumption. Read more energy consumption here. With an aluminum construction, you also minimize the electric and magnetic fields at your workplace. It’s also a recyclable material and has a heat-repelling effect.
Laboratory lighting plays a crucial role in ensuring optimal working conditions and accurate results in scientific research, experimentation, and analysis. When designing a laboratory lighting system, several factors need to be considered, such as light levels, general lighting, lighting technology, task lighting, and illumination level.
Light levels are essential in a laboratory environment as they directly impact visibility, precision, and safety. Adequate light levels are required to perform tasks effectively and accurately read measurements and observations. Insufficient lighting can lead to errors and compromise the quality of results. Therefore, it is crucial to choose lighting solutions that provide the appropriate light levels for each specific area of the laboratory.
General lighting, also known as ambient lighting, refers to the overall illumination of the laboratory space. It ensures a comfortable and well-lit environment, enabling scientists, technicians, and researchers to move around safely and perform general tasks. General lighting fixtures should provide uniform light distribution and sufficient brightness to minimize shadows and ensure visibility across the laboratory.
Lighting technology plays a significant role in laboratory lighting systems. LED lighting technology is widely preferred due to its energy efficiency, long lifespan, and superior lighting quality. LED lights offer precise color rendering, which is crucial when distinguishing subtle color variations in samples or materials. Additionally, LED technology allows for easy integration with control systems, enabling dimming capabilities and color temperature adjustments to create optimal working conditions.
Task lighting focuses on providing localized, concentrated light in specific areas where detailed work is performed. In a laboratory setting, task lighting is vital for activities such as microscope work, sample preparation, and instrument operation. Adjustable task lighting fixtures with adjustable intensity and positioning help scientists and researchers achieve accurate and precise results by providing the right amount of illumination exactly where it’s needed.
The illumination level in a laboratory refers to the intensity of light required for specific tasks and experiments. Different laboratory procedures may necessitate varying levels of illumination. For example, tasks that involve intricate visual analysis or microscopic examination may require higher illumination levels compared to general observation or routine activities. Proper illumination levels ensure clarity, enhance visual acuity, and minimize eye strain for laboratory personnel.
When designing a laboratory lighting system, it is essential to consider the specific requirements of the space, the nature of the work conducted, and the safety regulations. Collaborating with experienced lighting professionals can help in determining the ideal combination of light levels, general lighting, lighting technology, task lighting, and illumination level to create a well-lit, efficient, and safe laboratory environment. By selecting appropriate lighting fixtures and optimizing the lighting design, laboratories can promote productivity, accuracy, and the overall success of scientific endeavors.
Did you know that you can change the color temperature during the day by using a timer on several of our models? That way, you can vary the temperature between 3000 and 5700 Kelvin. By doing so, you let your laboratory lighting prepare your staff for a good night’s sleep – during their workday! An improved ability to concentrate and an increased well-being is a bonus. With the optimal lighting, you will most certainly become more alert and work more efficiently – and when you go to bed at night, the contrast between day and night is more defined, allowing the brain to relax better when you sleep. Our models Cloud, Clair and Brite Triton have the dynamic function, and you can read more about Brite here below. In our light lab, you can also try out more of our models and experiment with different brightness and color temperatures to get a preview on how the change will turn out your laboratory. Read more about laboratory lighting here or contact us at D-TEC if you need help planning your lighting, and we will provide you with free guidance.
Brite Mid is the smallest sibling in the Brite family. Perfect for workplaces that demand a small enlightened area such as a desktop station.
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