OttLite Unveils One-of-a-Kind Lighting at NeoCon 2017
The OttLite WorkWell Series™ Delivers 51% Less Eyestrain and a Healthier Way to Work
TAMPA, FL, June 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Good light leads to good health and for millions of people who spend their days under desk lamps, the latest innovation in better-for-you lighting could change their mood, focus, work productivity and overall health.
OttLite Technologies Inc. is introducing a new series of desk lighting specifically for the workplace that delivers the closest thing to natural daylight available indoors. Two years in development, the OttLite WorkWell Series™ uses an exclusive proprietary LED formulation that reduces eyestrain and eye fatigue by 51% compared to today's top-selling desk lamps.
"Our newest line of lighting is truly revolutionary, even for a company like ours that has been focused on bringing the benefit of natural light to consumers for more than 25 years," explained John Sheppard, CEO of OttLite. "We worked with a team of researchers and lighting engineers to create a proprietary light source that is as close to the spectral output of the sun as possible. Eyes work best in balanced, natural light and when eyes are clear, rested and focused you can see better. When you can see better, you can work better with improved mood, energy and alertness."
The science behind the OttLite WorkWell Series™ is based on the visual spectrum, in which each wavelength of light interacts with the eye in a different way that is critical to vision and overall health. When one part of the spectrum is out of balance – like the blue spike found in most LED lighting – the light creates strain as eyes try to compensate for lack of contrast or color inaccuracy caused by too much or too little of a certain part of the spectrum. In independent testing, the new OttLite LED lighting in the WorkWell line of products performed 51% better on the Eye Fatigue Index (EFI)* than the 20 best-selling LED lamps on Amazon.
Robert Randelman Ph.D, an expert with over 25 years of experience in photonics technology relating to LEDs, fiber optics and light measurement conducted tests on the OttLite WorkWell Series and the leading competitive LED lights. Dr. Randelman explained the additional importance of color rendering for commercial design requirements of office lighting: "The OttLite WorkWell LED lights have a Color Rendering Index of 95.3 compared to the competitor average of 83. This is a significant difference, which shows that OttLite's technology provides more comfortable viewing and more accurate, truer, color rendition. Both are factors that have been recognized by the WELL Building Standard as a contributor to workplace comfort and well-being."
Healthy lights are one piece of the growing trend towards healthier workplaces; a trend that is being driven directly by consumers. In a recent consumer study, 86% of respondents said they consider lighting to be an important part of their overall health and 96% indicated that quality of light is very or extremely important, while only 76% responded that the design and style are very or extremely important in choosing lighting for reading and computer work.**
The OttLite WorkWell Series™ of lamps provides the benefits of healthy light, as well as stylish, high-end design; high quality diffusers for smooth, clear illumination; flicker-free adaptors; and key functionalities such as powerful USB charging ports, multiple brightness settings, adjustable designs and low energy consuming, long lasting LEDs.
The ground breaking WorkWell lighting series will be on display at NeoCon, the leading commercial design showcase being held at The Mart in Chicago from June 12-14, 2017. OttLite Technologies representatives will be available in booth #7-2118 to demonstrate the healthiest lights available for the best workplace results.
About the OttLite WorkWell Series:
The OttLite WorkWell Series™ is a line of desk lamps featuring the exclusive OttLite WorkWell LED technology that comes as close to the sun's spectral output as you can get – balanced, smooth and proven healthier for your eyes. No big peaks or valleys, just continuous, healthy illumination. Experience up to 51% eyestrain reduction. And, enjoy a more productive workspace.
About OttLite Technologies Inc.:
OttLite was founded in 1989 by Dr. John Nash Ott to bring the power of natural daylight indoors through his one-of-a-kind natural daylight bulb. A photobiologist and pioneer in natural light research, Dr. Ott discovered through 40 years of scientific research the remarkable effects specific wavelengths of light have on all living things. Known as the father of full-spectrum lighting, his research concluded that a light with the entire visible spectrum of light wavelengths was best for vision and wellbeing. This led to the development of the first sunlight lamp. Today, OttLite Technologies manufactures and distributes a wide range of high quality lighting for offices, homes and travel, and every use imaginable. www.ottlite.com
*The EFI expresses a ratio of the range between 400 to 500 nanometers – which is important for rod response and blue cone response related to seeing details and contrast – and 500 to 600 nanometers – which is associated with cone response and vision. It then compares these results to how they measure up to the sun. The OttLite WorkWell LED was the closest to the sun and was, on average, 51% better.
**Online survey conducted by Russell Research, a New Jersey-based consumer research firm.
SOURCE OttLite Technologies Inc.