Light connects architecture + humanity

ViaSat Austin | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN: Runa Workshop | AGENT: Spectrum Lighting Austin | PHOTOGRAPHY: Dror Baldiger | PRODUCT: View

Thoughtful selection of lighting in the workplace elevates the architectural environment, providing a level of functionality and visual comfort to space occupants, as well as enhancing the attributes of the architectural design itself. Providing the right type of lighting is a key element to delivering engaging office environments that inspire employees and further enhance the human experience.

Private Corporate Client | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN: Kasian Architecture | AGENT: Optics Lighting | PHOTOGRAPHY: Eymeric Wildling Photography | PRODUCT: Profile

Application based optical design

Simple is complicated. Invisible is innovation.

Fluxwerx optics are engineered specifically for LED sources. Integrated with minimalist design and architectural materials, our luminaires deliver a broad range of options with superior optical and energy performance. Precise distributions provide greater-on-center spacing, exceptional work plane uniformity with lower energy density and maximum visual comfort.

Lobbies

Designed to welcome and inspire, lobbies and reception areas are the spaces where first impressions are formed; where people, place and culture connect. Comfortable, high-performance lighting  is needed to work with and complement key details such as seating areas, visual elements, orientation, and wayfinding.

GENSLER OAKLAND | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN: Gensler | AGENT: Associated Lighting Representatives | PHOTOGRAPHY: Jasper Sanidad | PRODUCT: Profile
Pratt Whitney | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN: Pearce McCluskey Architects | PHOTOGRAPHY: Harold Clark | PRODUCT: Profile

First Impressions

Lighting entrance lobbies allows you to make a statement; to wow, inspire and stop the first-time visitors in their tracks.
Aesthetic appearance is important: integrating lighting with architecture and daylight creates a cohesive environment. The lighting should complement the architecture and deliver a welcoming exterior-to-interior transition.

Collaboration Spaces

Today’s offices are multifunctional work spaces designed to inspire. Flexible, comfortable, high performance lighting is critical to complement and support the variety of collaborative and individual-led activities and functions these environments demand.

 

Boies Schiller Flexner | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN: Schiller Projects | AGENT: SLS | PHOTOGRAPHY: Eric Laignel | PRODUCT: Notch 4
Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN: Clive Wilkinson Architects | AGENT: CDM2 Lightworks | PHOTOGRAPHY: Ema Peter | PRODUCT: Profile

Meet. Connect. Share.

Research, group learning, storytelling, and individual work are just some of the many uses for offices today. This kind of versatility challenges convention and demands lighting for the future that is engineered from the start. As offices evolve into collaborative workspaces and deviate from traditional configurations, the use of lighting that addresses multiple conditions becomes critical.

Kitchen / Break Areas

Idea-sharing, spontaneous interactions, casual conversations, after-hours discussions. Not all of this can be fostered and nurtured at the desk or during a meeting.

To create a place that supports and encourages innovation, offices need to balance private and communal spaces. Within these spaces the selection of good quality lighting is essential, adding to an environment of productivity and well-being.

The Jean-Drapeau Park Society, Inc. | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN: Lemay | AGENT: Luxtec | PHOTOGRAPHY: Stéphane Brügger | PRODUCT: View
JLL Vienna | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN: FORM Architects | AGENT: Ambiance Lighting | PHOTOGRAPHY: Chris Spielmann | PRODUCT: Portal Pendant

The heart of the office

Office kitchens and break areas - the busiest areas in the office during the lunch rush - require lighting that delivers the needed atmosphere with optimized energy consumption. To create a balance, it is important to have areas designed specifically with both bright and low lighting to encourage relaxation and create a calming space. 

Meeting Spaces

Meeting and conference rooms are more technologically advanced than ever, thanks to the rise of hybrid and remote work. Controlled lighting is critical for purpose-specific meeting spaces with audio/ visual requirements. Visual tasks in meeting rooms range from casual to complicated, and from horizontal to vertical surfaces. The lighting systems should be planned to provide the needed flexibility.

UCLA Rolling Hills Imaging | ARCHITECTURE: SWA | DESIGN: Kardent | AGENT: PLP | PHOTOGRAPHY: Lawrence Anderson | PRODUCT: Notch 2
LIFEWORKS | ARCHITECTURE: DA Derksen | DESIGN: BLACK BEE STUDIO | PHOTOGRAPHY: Lawrence Anderson | PRODUCTS: Portal Recessed, Profile Mini

Designed for flexibility

An adaptable conference room lighting scheme with efficient controls systems is perfect for supporting the various uses needs of people in the environment. Independently controllable lighting optimizes illumination of the presenter and presentation - both in-room and virtual.

Transitional Spaces

Lighting design for high-traffic areas such as hallways, corridors, stairways and escalator lobbies needs to guide people through the building while providing adequate light levels for comfort and safety at all times. Bright, even light without glare and harsh shadows is imperative.

Vetsource HQ | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN: LRS Architects | PHOTOGRAPHY: Josh Partee | PRODUCT: Notch 2
ATG Riverfront | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN: TAGGART/Architects North Little Rock AR | AGENT: Associated Lighting Representatives (ALR) | PHOTOGRAPHY: Ken West | PRODUCT: Portal Recessed

More than passageways

Relatively high illuminance should be provided at the elevator threshold to call attention to possible height differences between the elevator cab and the floor. Occupancy sensors can be programmed to dim the lights where and when daylight is available, and maintain required minimum foot candle levels for safety purposes.

Open Office

Similar to break-out collaboration areas, large open-plan office offers an opportunity for one-on-one sessions and group work, providing social fabric for people to converge and interact. It is important to understand the needs of people in these environments and optimize the lighting accordingly.

Jacobs | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN: Jacobs | LIGHTING DESIGN: LAM Partners | PHOTOGRAPHY: Anton Grassi | PRODUCTS: View
Auger Klein Aller Architects | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN: Auger Klein Aller Architects | AGENT: Gasser Bush Associates | PHOTOGRAPHY: Jeff Garland Photo | PRODUCT: Loop Recessed, Aperture

Inspired by architecture. Engineered for performance.

Open offices often have variable general and task lighting requirements. Occupants increasingly expect adjustable, glare-free, dimmer-controlled and color-accurate spaces. Choose a luminaire that offers an option of controls and zones, allowing it to be future-proof and adaptable.

Private Office

Comfort and control are the key elements of private office design. Luminaires should deliver controllable uniform lighting that can be adjusted as needed. Select lighting that mimics daylight, while illuminating both the task plane and the perimeter walls. Additional energy savings can be gained by incorporating vacancy and occupancy sensors.

Matador Content | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN: Unispace | PHOTOGRAPHY: Chris Cooper | Agent: SLS | PRODUCTS: Profile
GROSVENOR | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN: Square One Interiors Inc. | AGENT: CDM2 | PHOTOGRAPHY: Ema Peter Photography | PRODUCT: Profile

C-Suite. Reimagined.

In many cases, the private office space opens and blends with the general work areas and collaboration spaces. The lighting across these environments needs to work together, not against each other. Choosing suspended and recessed luminaire families that work together and complement each other allows to achieve a cohesive theme while delivering on the lighting requirements, design, and comfort.

Focus Rooms

To focus on my work” is ranked by the Gensler Research Institute as one of the top reasons to work at the office. Focus Rooms provide acoustic and visual privacy to support multiple facets of independent work, whether you are bringing focus to a project or a conversation with remote colleagues on the other end of a videoconference.

WILBUR LABS | ARCHITECTURE: Huntsman Architectural Group | AGENT: ALR | PHOTOGRAPHY: Jasper Sanidad / 544 Media | PRODUCT: Profile, Transom
JML | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN : Jean-Philippe Delage | AGENT: CDM2 LIGHTWORKS | PHOTOGRAPHY: Andrew Laitrelle | PRODUCT: Portal Surface

Focus on the people in the environment

Providing the right physical work environment, which minimizes noise, distractions, and interruptions, is important to keep people focused on their work and working at their best. Selecting lighting that meets these varied needs is vital to deliver the best experience both for people using the spaces and for those connecting via screens.

Lighting the way to wellness

Amenities in office buildings foster connections between people and their environment, enhancing feelings of well-being and a sense of meaningful community. Health and wellness-promoting amenities are no longer just nice-to-have perks in sustainable office buildings — increasingly, employees are expecting them. Lighting designed to promote circadian entrainment in daytime office workers is linked to improved sleep, mood, health, and alertness.

STANFORD HOTELS CORPORATION | ARCHITECTURE: Architecture Incorporated | DESIGN: Studio HBA | AGENT: Lighting Design Alliance | PHOTOGRAPHY: Jackie Hui| PRODUCT: Aperture
PRIVATE OFFICE | ARCHITECTURE: Kasian | DESIGN: Optics Lighting | PHOTOGRAPHY: Eymeric Widling Photography | PRODUCT: Profile

Health + Well-Being

Wellness in the workplace is multifold, bleeding into every aspect of what it means to work in an office. More and more workspaces are designed with facilities for reflection with an emphasis on the use of lighting, acoustics, and colors to reduce stress. Research is increasingly showing how "human-centric" lighting can have positive effects on worker mood, productivity, and other positive benefits.

Design + Build to Last

Complementing our luminaires, drivers are designed for multiple orientations and to accommodate a variety of ceiling conditions with simple installation methods and easy access for maintenance.

To streamline installation, invisible design details require no electrical connections at fixture joints, creating virtually seamless continuous runs. Our fixtures also arrive on site with endcaps and power drop cords factory installed and drivers prewired and tested for every circuit.

Lumen Maintenance

Lumen Maintenance

Our products are designed and built to last, typically maintaining more than 90 percent of their initial light output for more than 60,000 hours of operation, well above the industry standard. This means better quality, longer lasting lighting solutions for education spaces, resulting in exceptionally low or no routine lighting maintenance.

Color Rendering Index: 80 vs 90 CRI

Color Rendering Index (CRI) represents the ability of a light source to faithfully reproduce object colors, mimicking daylight. All Fluxwerx luminaires–suspended, recessed and discrete–are available with CRI > 80 or CRI > 90 LEDs in all versions, and comply with WELL Building Standard “Electric Light Quality” requirements.

Independent up/down control

Independent UP and DOWN switchable and dimmable control of luminaires is ideal for classroom environments, multipurpose rooms and spaces with presentation, projection or video conferencing requirements.

Available at no additional cost in Fluxwerx suspended luminaires, the separated circuitry allows simple adjustment of the proportions of UP and DOWN light to suit the lighting and energy needs of the space and people in the environment.

Controls + Sensors

Agnostic electromechanical design simply integrates with building lighting control protocols such as 0-10V, DALI, and a variety of energy management systems.
Integration with sensors saves energy, allowing light level adjustments based on available daylight and occupancy.

Dynamic White

Light inspires and energizes our environment. Responsive and responsible lighting can boost productivity, enhance well-being and transform a space.
Our Dynamic White enabled solutions offer a simple and affordable range of options designed to meet functional requirements for human-centric environments.

Framingham Public Library, Christa McAuliffe Branch | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN: Finegold Alexander Architects + Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting | PHOTOGRAPHY: Damianos Photography | PRODUCT: Profile

All function. No fuss.

Tunable-white LED lighting offers highly efficient general illumination combined with dimming and the ability to tune correlated color temperature (CCT) from warm- to cool-white. This can effectively be applied in classroom settings where teachers can set lighting/visual conditions to support activities. Preset scenes are helpful for teachers to quickly get students’ attention or cue them to transition between certain activities.

Intuitively adjust the intensity and color temperature of light to suit your specific needs. This simple and affordable single zone device is available with two or three way switching. No commissioning required.

University of Miami, School of Architecture, Thomas P Murphy Design Studio Building | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN: Arquitectonica INTERIORS | University of Miami Interior Design | AGENT: Power and Lighting Systems Inc. | PHOTOGRAPHY: Robin Hill Photography | PRODUCT: Fold

Fluxwerx + Education

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