PINEA – An extended understanding of lighting design and architecture.
The brand PINEA represents a new solution within the field Human Centric Lighting. Initiated by the Norwegian company Luminator AS, PINEA is the result of a cooperation between Luminator, Imperial the Lighting Factory in Poland and individual experts from both University in Oslo (UiO), and University College of Southeast Norway (HSN).
PINEA makes it possible to capture important qualities from daylight and integrate it into artificial indoor lighting. Natural biological effects can be addressed without changing the lighting in the room or increasing energy consumption. Lighting design is an integrated totality regarding the visual interaction with architecture. It is now possible to provide the quality of the lighting for multiple purposes simultaneously without compromising the other factors:
– visual needs for tasks, accessibility and safety (functional)
– provide a basis for experiences, inspiration and atmospheres (psychological)
– stabilization of the users’ circadian rhythm (biological)
PINEA is developed to be an integrated part of a lighting design.