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An Open Letter to CEOs: Work Light (and Life) Balance

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Dear CEO,
You have always been there for your people, making the workplace much more than just a workplace. Tight schedules, work pressures and deadlines take a toll on the employee enthusiasm and productivity. And, there is a serious need to apply a work-life balance through work-light balance; yes, you heard it right, it is “work-light” balance. Work-light balance when applied appropriately can potentially work wonders for enhancing health, wellbeing and productivity in a workplace according to growing evidence from global research. What more? It simply renders a by-product that is ‘dear’ to everyone – significant saving in your power bill.

We have experienced the variations in the natural light ever since we have been on earth. Daily, the sun’s light progresses from low intensity waves with color temperatures from warm white to high intensity waves with neutral white temperatures during the mid-day and back to low light levels with low color temperatures towards night. This process plays a primary role in managing our 24-hour body clock. That means the amount and quality of sunlight has a direct impact on different bodily functions including the key ones, namely hormone secretions which are responsible for different mind frames that we go through. Many hormones like dopamine (pleasure, attentiveness and physical coordination), serotonin and cortisol (mind control) and melatonin (sleep-relax) are secreted throughout the day, accordingly. This briefly explains the ‘circadian rhythm’ or the body’s daily natural routine for humans.

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Does our workplace lighting compliment the natural cycles of the body? Or is it hampering the normal functions through the artificial lighting? We need to consider this at length, if we want to comply with the body demands and keep it well-oiled and efficient throughout the day.

Several studies have already shown a definite link between the spectrum of the indoor lighting to the human well-being and thereby their efficiency, click here to review one such. However, office spaces are rarely considered for this effect, thus giving rise to potential health issues among the office goers. Such studies suggest these effects can be eye strain, headaches, low mood, poor concentration, absenteeism, and job dissatisfaction – even a few minutes working under the wrong lighting can kill productivity. Whilst significant research continues, there is growing evidence that increasingly such issues can be addressed by today’s latest smart IoT automated lighting solutions. With these programmable lighting solutions and appropriate colour control smart light fixtures, it is very much possible to follow the natural circadian rhythm and maintain a healthy work space, which in turn supports the “work-life” balance through a perfect “work-light” balance.

The above-mentioned implementations do go a long way to bestow a fresh outlook to your entire enterprise. Well, light is indeed an indispensable factor to keep our mind focused and body fit. It is necessary for an office to be well-lit for good visibility, but it is also essential that the lighting scheme follows the natural environment for best results.

Boosting the efficacy of your people is now in your hands. Automated lighting is the next “foresight strategy” that your people and enterprise have long waited for.

Sincerely,
Vinay Ghule

Vinay Ghule – CTO, Leap Info Systems, Pune, India

End of Life (EOL) in EMEA for JACE 300E series

The performance, flexibility and range of accessory options offered by the JACE® 8000 surpasses that of the JACE 300E series products.

The introduction of the JACE 8000 100-point software license allows the JACE 8000 to be used cost-effectively for projects where JACE 300E series products would have been previously considered. We are therefore now starting the End of Life (EOL) process for all JACE 300E series products, in both “bundled” and “unbundled” formats.
These are the start of EOL and Last Time Buy (LTB) dates for new installations, subject to product availability:

Product Start of EOL LTB Replacement recommendation
JACE 300E 01/07/17 31/12/18 JACE 8000 with appropriate points license
JACE 300E DEMO 01/07/17 31/12/18 JACE 8000 DEMO

We will be offering service replacement parts for currently installed JACE 300E series products until 01/07/21, while supplies last.

Reference documents
Maintenance Policy – lists the end of support periods for the various builds of the Niagara Framework®
Software Maintenance Terms and Conditions – recommended for inclusion in any service contract
Please refer to the current price list when purchasing any of these products before the LTB date. Contact your Tridium representative or supportemea@tridium.com if you have questions.
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