ROBUS HUMANITAS Human Centric Lighting (HCL) is a lighting concept that takes into consideration how lighting affects occupant wellbeing, productivity and comfort in the built environment.
Prior to the invention of artificial light, the only source of natural light was the sunlight and moonlight. Our human biology has evolved in response to the day and night lighting cycle.
1. The light flux varies the illuminance through the day and disappears at night.
2. The blue-cyan content of the daylight also varies with time through the day. This type of light is called “melanopic light”, because of the way in which it is detected by a pigment called “melanopsin” in the non-visual sensors in the eye, which signal to the brain and produce effects in the body which have nothing to do with our vision, but are central to our human biology.
AVOIDING THE DANGERS OF MELATONIN SUPPRESSION AT NIGHT
There is now significant evidence implicating melatonin suppression by Artificial Lighting at night (ALAN) having too high a melanopic factor (too much blue / cyan) in increasing the risk of prostate and breast cancers.
MORE LIGHT MEANS MORE VISUAL ACUITY
ROBUS HUMANITAS Installations are designed at a Maintenance Factor of 0.9, to deliver standard illuminance when operated at 75% dimming level.
This leaves a reserve of 1/3rd of the standard illuminance lighting capacity in the ceiling, which can be called upon for times when additional task lighting is required to boost visual acuity.
DESIGNED FOR A “PERSON IN CHARGE” OF A LIT SPACE
ROBUS HUMANITAS, MODUM and the HUMANITAS APP are all designed around the concept of a “person-in-charge” end user model.
The Zigbee wireless network architecture is fundamentally designed around the concept of a single Zigbee Controller (ZC) device. Ideal for the
LESS GLARE MEANS MORE COMFORT
Selected ROBUS HUMANITAS light fittings are equipped with optical design components which direct the light primarily downward, reducing the Unified Glare Rating (UGR) of the fitting and of the ultimate lighting scheme design.
ROBUS HUMANITAS light fittings come with flicker-suppressing drivers as standard, with the ultimate aim of suppressing flicker to 8% at 100Hz.