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Suitable lighting in the home office with the Lux-O-Meter app LEDVANCE app helps to prevent side effects of too dim light such as fatigue


W


ith the new "Lux-O-Meter" app from LEDVANCE, employees can reliably check whether the illuminance at their home workplace is sufficient, even without high-


priced measur-ing devices. While in offices in Germany an illuminance of at least 500 lux is mandatory, at home, it is often only 100-200 lx. In the long run, this can lead to headaches, eyestrain, or lack of concentration and fatigue. With the app, employees can now easily and relia-bly test whether their lighting is sufficient or whether they should improve it according-ly. The app is now available for iOS and Android devices in the respective app stores.


At regular workplaces, there are precise specifications regarding lighting, among


other things. However, the workplace situation at home is usually very different from these standards. The LEDVANCE app now helps to check the often neglected lighting situation at home with minimal effort. Calibration measurements already carried out under various lighting conditions are stored in it. These compensate for the initially inaccurate raw data from the cell phone sensors. The user therefore does not have to make any adjustments.


In iOS devices, the illuminance is determined via the camera image, whereas in the


Android ver-sion it is determined via the built-in light sensor. Both versions offer a well-founded measurement result. This is evaluated by the app, taking into account the normative requirements for work-places, and communicated to the user in a playful manner.


Moreover, LEDVANCE is on the hunt to snatch the prestigious award. The project “LUX@HOME” is nominated for the “German Innovation Award 2021”. “LUX@HOME” aims to light up Home Offices according to the norm – simple and fast. LEDVANCE believe that the pro-ject “LUX@HOME” fulfils all the requirements and therefore would deserve to be awarded in the category “Excellence in Business to Consumer” in its subcategory “Lighting”.


Further details on the right level of light for the workspace at home are available at: https://www.ledvance.com/consumer/light-for-your-home/home-office-lighting/index.jsp Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ledvance.lux iOS: https://apps.apple.com/de/app/ledvance-lux-o-meter/id1542761285


LEDVANCE • www.ledvance.com


Yuasa battery testing lab becomes first to achieve UKAS accreditation G


S Yuasa, producer of Yuasa batteries, has become the first battery manufacturer to achieve IS17025 UKAS accreditation. The honour, gained by the testing facility at


the GS Yuasa Battery Manufacturing UK factory in Ebbw Vale, Wales will allow industrial VRLA batteries to the very highest standard available. The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the highest level of accreditation service in the world and the only accreditation body in the UK. It is a government recognised organisation which strives to assess companies that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services to internationally agreed assessment standards. In order to gain accreditation, GS Yuasa’s state of the art laboratory had to meet


specific and strict criteria. All equipment was regulated by UKAS and every employee operating in the laboratory needed to be audited. Both aspects will be monitored regularly. The accreditation allows GS Yuasa to independently test their batteries in house. Mike Taylor, Product Manager at GS Yuasa Battery Manufacturing UK Ltd said, “By


having IS17025 accreditation we can manage the testing and regulating of our batteries effectively in house. This guarantees all industrial VLRA products going out the door is measured to the utmost standard, ensuring that our customers receive the industry leading performance that GS Yuasa strive for.”


electricalengineeringmagazine.co.uk


“We are extremely proud to have gained this highly respected accreditation. UKAS


are a top organisation recognised for their excellent testing standards worldwide. It is great to work with them as we share the same values of quality, reliability and performance in everything we do.” ISO/IEC 17025 is an internationally recognised standard to assess factors relevant


to a laboratory’s ability to produce precise, accurate tests and data. Contributing attributes include the technical competence of staff, the validity and appropriateness of test methods, the suitability and maintenance of test equipment, the testing environment, sampling, handling and transportation of test items, and the quality assurance of test data. Yuasa’s Ebbw Vale factory manufacture a comprehensive range of industrial applications where a long-life rechargeable power source is needed. The battery brand’s market leading NP, SWL, EN, ENL and FXH ranges are trusted by industry professionals across the globe, to provide dependable backup power in a wide range of applications. Including uninterruptible power supply (UPS), energy storage, renewable energy, security and fire alarms, and telecommunications.


Yuasa • www.yuasa.com ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING • MARCH 2021 47


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