”The airlines have discovered that light can have an effect on a passenger’s perception and experiences.”Dr. Armin Plichta, General Manager Aviation and Automotive, SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging
One of these design solutions can definitely be described as very inspiring: the comfortable new business class seats were upgraded with larger side tables that feature special contour lighting in softly glowing ANA blue. This SCHOTT product (see below) represents an innovative response to the airlines’ growing demand for intelligent cabin illumination solutions. Here, the main focus is on the overall impression of the cabin design and its emotional impact on passengers. ”The airlines have discovered that light can have an effect on passengers’ perception and experiences. Here, we are talking about specially designed lighting concepts that can increase perceived space and comfort, but also help passengers adjust to the various phases of flights,” explains Dr. Armin Plichta, General Manager, Aviation and Automotive at SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging. Flexible glass fibers that emit light on the sides can be used to highlight contours and enhance the overall cabin ambience. This type of illumination also helps passengers find their way through the cabin safely. In addition, special lighting effects create the illusion of more space and size. The latest mood lighting concepts take this even one step further: gently adjusting the light on a long-distance flight has a positive effect on passengers’ biorhythms and alleviates symptoms of jet lag. Other concepts focus on illumination that follows the flight position: soothing light for take-off situations, brighter light for reading and working during the flight, and a subdued illumination that creates a dinner atmosphere when meals are served. Last but not least, light and color are instruments for airlines like ANA to underscore the ”look and feel” of the company brand and establish it more firmly in the minds of their passengers.
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