The lighting design in professional kitchens has typically been viewed from the perspective of meeting illumination levels requirements without considering personal wellbeing.
The relationship between good lighting, better working conditions, and productivity is now widely recognized. However, when a kitchen benefits from excellent lighting levels, the staff is easily dazzled. When dazzling does not occur, it is typically because the kitchen suffers from a lack of illumination. Low illumination or poorly placed lighting is even more harmful to the safety of the kitchen’s staff as well as hygiene.
LED lighting is a technology that has evolved most during the last decade. The offerings are too numerous to count. They are focused on promises of energy savings, but they don’t address a design that improves the visual comfort and, more globally, the working conditions. Under some conditions it will degrade them. This is particularly true in professional kitchens where stainless steel and tiles create reflections.
Whatever the technology used, a lighting system is more than just integrating light sources in a product or common casing.
Lighting is an area of expertise in the same manner as ventilation. Halton engineers designed, in cooperation with leading experts, an innovative technology that addresses all challenges of lighting in professional kitchens.