People Work at Desks
Driven on by the rapid development of information and communication technology, work processes and organisation methods in the office are subject to a progressive evolution.
But what is still typical is the excercise of work in a sitting position at the desk. Future-oriented office concepts incorporate flexible workstations that can be varied according to time and place. The use of the PC as a central work tool is standard. From this, a series of demands are placed upon the lighting system (see e.g. EN 12464-1, 'Light and Illumination of Indoor Workspaces').
In addition to conformance with standard demands, there exists the awareness of how to positively influence the well-being of people and their work productivity with the use of adequate lighting.
High levels of lighting in the task area as well as bright vertical surfaces play a predominant role.