The right light at every time of day

Zumtobel presents light for life at Light + Building 2018

Under the motto "Lights. Connectivity. Inspiration", Zumtobel is set to use a series of key applications to showcase the Active Light approach at this year's Light + Building in Frankfurt. Visitors to the Zumtobel Group stand in Hall 2.0 will experience how dynamic light can accompany and support people in their everyday lives.

Zumtobel at Light + Building 2018
"Lights. Connectivity. Inspiration" is the Light + Building motto of Zumtobel. © Zumtobel

The lighting industry is going through a period of profound change, as networked lighting and lighting services take on an increasingly important role. As a true innovation leader, Zumtobel develops sustainable lighting solutions that are tailored to meet the specific requirements of people in various application areas. In line with the motto "Lights. Connectivity. Inspiration", Zumtobel will demonstrate the Active Light approach – in offices, industrial buildings, retail settings and art and culture projects at this year’s Light + Building at Zumtobel Group booth in hall 2.0.

Light – whether artificial or natural – has a marked visual, emotional and biological effect on humans. Active Light uses natural light as its model and dynamically supports the core relationship between people and light in time and space. This innovative form of artificial light makes a valuable contribution to the stabilisation of human biorhythms – especially in environments where daylight is at a premium. Zumtobel reaches the dynamics of natural light by utilising technologies such as tunableWhite, which allows stepless adjustments in intensity, direction and light colour, from warm reddish to cold bluish, throughout the course of the day.

Zumtobel at Light + Building 2018
Active Light in offices provides improved wellbeing. © Zumtobel

Active Light in offices provides improved wellbeing, as the light can be adapted to suit different tasks and reflect individual visual capacities and personal tastes in terms of light colour. Active Light adds a dynamic lighting element to the everyday office life, positively influencing cognitive performance and fuelling creativity and inspiration.

Zumtobel at Light + Building 2018
Active Light in industry helps to actively boost safety, precision and quality. © Zumtobel

The best possible light is essential in industry to make sure that production processes can run without interruption. Intelligent lighting systems and sensors are combined to deliver the right light for each situation, actively boosting safety, precision and quality. When it comes to shift workers, Active Light can also contribute to a customised sleep-wake cycle by adjusting light intensity and colour – much to the relief of shift workers. This strengthens the feeling of wellbeing and enables employees to enjoy restful and regenerative sleep.

Zumtobel at Light + Building 2018
Active Light in the field of art and culture puts the focus on visual comfort, while also helping protect precious artworks. © Zumtobel

Enjoyment and visual comfort are major factors in the field of art and culture, along with the protection of precious artworks. Active Light takes these visual and conservational aspects into account and optimises the light colour and spectral distribution to suit the individual objects and the message of the artist.

In the world of retail, light can be harnessed to shape unique shopping experiences. On the one hand, Active Light appeals to customers on an emotional level by using their preferred lighting moods to put people at ease and thereby increase the amount of time spent in the store. On the other hand, products and brands are presented in the best possible way, directing lines of sight and enabling better customer orientation.