Philips Lighting is helping travellers to combat jet lag in the Scandinavian Airlines Systems (SAS) Experience Lounge at Oslo Gardemoen Airport. The new lounge features architectural lighting and focus rooms equipped with Philips connected LED lighting systems that enable guests to personalise the lighting to suit their needs; there is also a room with a special daylight boosting light designed to energise guests before they fly.
“The concept of SAS’ next generation lounges is to create a unique experience and an environment that meets the needs and wishes of our guests while traveling,” explains Cilla Nordenberg, Concept & Development Manager at SAS Group. “The ability to impact or accentuate mood through ambience and physically energise people through light underlines our commitment to serve the needs of our travellers and make our lounges truly memorable.”
When entering the Experience Lounge, visitors are welcomed by two Philips Luminous Pattern walls artistically representing the twinkling night view of a city as a plane lands. Along with a wellness room and an innovation hub installed with Philips luminous textile panels, the spacious lounge contains three rooms that have been equipped with Philips Hue, enabling travellers to personalise the light settings to their own needs as if they were at home. Guests can set scenes for the optimum reading experience, to concentrate, or to help them relax and unwind before departure.
Another room contains a ‘Daylight Booster’ that imitates natural daylight with a bright white light from a surface three meters away. Natural daylight makes us feel alert and energised and strengthens our biorhythm. This provides a natural energy boost, quite similar to how light therapy combats Seasonal Affective Disorder or ‘winter blues, and helps travellers combat jet lag or prepare for meetings.
The Luminous Patterns wall and Luminous Textiles are controlled by the Philips Dynalite System, which enables precise control of the lighting and ambiance creation.
The new SAS Experience Lounge was opened at Oslo Gardemoen Airport on 30 September 2017.
- Five Philips luminous textile panels, one 11m long (corridor) and one 4m long (entrance)
- Philips Luminous Patterns wall
- 127 Philips StyleiD PerfectBeam
- 80 Philips LuxSpace Accent
- Philips Dynalite System
- The focus rooms have been equipped with three Philips Hue WhiteAmbiance 5.5W GU10, three Philips Hue Color LightStrip Plus