Planled Indoor Lighting

epikos

High Performance Workstation LED System

Applications

Epikos offers human-centric task ambient lighting with customizable mood settings (warm/neutral/cool) and flexible mounting options (clamp or base). Planled is proud to offer epikos which provides fluid adjustability which makes it ideal for any work station configurations.

Product Options

Model Power CRI Lumen Voltage Specification IES
E100 20W 90 2,000 Download Download

Product Options

Model: E100
Power: 20W
CRI: 90
Lumen: 2,000
Voltage:
Specification: Download
IES: Download

Science Behind Innovation

Epikos is designed to provide sufficient Melanopic* light intensity to reclaim non-visual benefits of lighting without causing any visual discomfort.

Melanopic lux describes how the melanopsin-containing cells in your retina react to light. These cells provide the major input to the circadian pacemaker at high light levels. At lower levels, and when things are changing, the cones appear to provide an important part of the response. For melanopic quantities, values below 5 melanopic lux have little effect in shifting your circadian phase, and more than about 500 melanopic lux is expected to saturate the melanopic response. [Lucas 2014, Gooley 2010]

“In addition to helping us see, light can have a powerful effect on our behavior. For example, light is the most powerful environmental time cue for resetting our 24-hour circadian clocks and also has direct effects on our alertness and performance levels.

While there are other factors such as the pattern, timing and history of exposure, light intensity and light spectrum are two important factors in mediating the effects of light. As light intensity is increased from tens to hundreds of lux, the levels typically found in indoor electrically-lit environment, the circadian phase resetting and alerting effects of light increase; if light intensity is lowered, these effects decrease (e.g., Cajochen et al., 2000).

Similarly, if the short-wavelength (blue) content of light is increased then these ‘non-visual’ effects of light are greater, and if the blue content is decreased, these effects decrease. Manipulating light intensity and spectrum has therefore been shown to affect alertness, performance and other light responses (e.g., Chellappa et al., 2011).

We can therefore use these properties of light to proactively increase our alertness by increasing light intensity and short-wavelength content, for example after we wake up in the morning or throughout the working day (e.g. Viola et al.., 2008), or proactively decrease our alertness by decreasing.”

Dr. Steven W. Lockley

Chair, Planled Scientific Advisory Board

“As someone with over 40 years of industry experience, I’ve seen many, many lighting products with sometimes outlandish claims around quality and performance. So, rather than evaluate the Epikos task lamp through the lens of a lighting designer, I asked a professional artist family member to ‘test drive’ the unit over the drawing table in her studio. Her response of “This is a game changer” mirrored my initial impression of a uniquely versatile piece of equipment that is not only elegantly functional, but furnishes high quality and color faithful low-glare illuminance. The biologically optimized color tuning features allow for the delivery of light in accordance with time-of-day requirements, or the level of detail demands of the visual task. Strongly recommended.”

Mike Lambert, IES, LC

Senior Lighting Designer, KLC Engineering


“This is a game changer” mirrored my initial impression of a uniquely versatile piece of equipment that is not only elegantly functional, but furnishes high quality and color faithful low-glare illuminance. The biologically optimized color tuning features allow for the delivery of light in accordance with time-of-day requirements, or the level of detail demands of the visual task. Strongly recommended.

Mike Lambert, IES, LC

Senior Lighting Designer, KLC Engineering

“The Epikos also has advanced programmed features that allow the user to pre-program exposure to what they call a “Blue Shower” that provides periodic exposure to circadian-stimulating wavelengths of light for improved alertness when desired. I applaud the manufacturer for not making explicit medical claims for this feature, although this is supported by years of medical research. I completely agree with the claim that this is a “Human Centric” lighting product in the true sense of the term.

The technology to design and manufacture high-quality LED light sources has been around from several years now, but previous products only scratched the surface of what is possible combining technology with great, intuitive design that matches the needs and preferences of the user. The Epikos is one of the first products to get this right! I plan to use this light for years to come – highly recommended.”

Dr. Doug Steel

Neurosense


The technology to design and manufacture high-quality LED light sources has been around from several years now, but previous products only scratched the surface of what is possible combining technology with great, intuitive design that matches the needs and preferences of the user. The Epikos is one of the first products to get this right! I plan to use this light for years to come – highly recommended.”

Dr. Doug Steel

Neurosense

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