Safe working conditions in professional kitchens require optimal lighting

The role of lighting in a professional kitchen is significant for occupational safety and as a comfort factor for employees. It is governed by the international indoor lighting standard EN 12464, which regulates the threshold values of lighting in terms of glare, color reproduction, and lighting adequacy. The standard has also guided the product development of OptiLumo – Climecon’s luminaire for professional kitchens.

Glare-free and even lighting

Good light output is a critical factor when handling sharp tools or hot devices. In addition to sufficient lighting, uniformity of lighting and freedom from glare are essential for the kitchen staff. When the light is evenly distributed on the workstation and does not dazzle, even a long working day will not strain the eyes.

OptiLumo is integrated into the roof of the hood or into the CKV component of a ventilation ceiling. Its ingenious optics distribute the light evenly onto the working area. In accordance with the indoor lighting standard, the UGR index indicating glare-freeness for OptiLumo is 22, the lighting of the work area is Etask 750 lux, the uniformity of the lighting is 0.6 U0 (Emin /Em) and the direct lighting is 500 lux.

Color rendering designed for kitchen conditions

When creating restaurant dishes, presentation and appearance play at least as important a role as taste. Color reproduction affects how warm or cold the colors of the environment are reproduced. In terms of working, the ideal lighting reproduces rich and authentic-looking colors, and in terms of working conditions, the optimal color reproduction is easy on the eyes.

DiaLUX lighting simulation as part of the professional kitchen design service

At Climecon, we know not only the ventilation of a professional kitchen, but also the lighting. We offer a lighting simulation made with the DiaLUX software for large projects. Simulation is a reliable way to make sure of the sites compliance and good working conditions.


OptiLumo luminaire for professional kitchens

  • 10-year warranty
  • IP65 class insulation
  • For hoods and ventilation ceilings
  • Dimensioned according to the size of the hood

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