Everything is connected. Parts of the whole cannot be rated separately, but rather inside a common framework. Otherwise everything would fall apart. That is why living by the rules is so important. Abiding by laws, whether natural or societal, is similarly crucial. Otherwise chaos would ensue. The ancient struggle to find out whether the world is ruled by chance or specific rules and patterns, whether the fate is written in the palms of every human being still rages on.
Do we influence the future ourselves? Is our fate decided by higher principles or is it a game of chance? Existential set of rules can be applied to scientific research, industrial sectors or different types of business. Law and order is important both in life and in entrepreneurship.
Why are zebras striped? Why do the geese fly in V-shaped formation? Why do all the living creatures need to eat, drink and sleep? Why is there a day-and-night cycle? How can an ant carry multiples of his own weight?
All of these questions share a hidden common point studied by scientists and philosophers for millennia. While there is a multitude of specific and complicated answers, the common one is simple: because the world has its rules and patterns. Because mathematical, physical or gravity laws influence each and every being on Earth.
Living by the rules is important. Abiding by laws, whether natural or societal, is similarly crucial. Otherwise chaos would ensue. The ancient struggle to find out whether the world is ruled by chance or specific rules and patterns, whether the fate is written in the palms of every human being still rages on. Do we influence the future ourselves? Is our fate decided by higher principles or is it a game of chance?
Existential set of rules can be applied to scientific research, industrial sectors or different types of business. Law and order is important both in life and in entrepreneurship. „In OMS we prefer order to chaos, “comments Martin Bílek, Head of Lighting Division in Research and Development Department of OMS, one of the most important global producers of luminaires and illumination solutions.
He is also a co-author and a force behind the unique system of rating lighting products and solutions. LQS stands for Lighting Quality Standard, a completely new set of rules for lighting industry technology. It is split into six parts and over 20 objective rating criteria by which any lighting device or solution in the world can be judged.
When Martin Bílek talks about conflict of order and chaos you can perceive his technical mind with systematic inner world and lofty preset goals. Barely over thirty years of age he already achieved a lot. He is one of the key employees of OMS, a force behind the creation of Research and Development Department. He represents both his company and his alma mater, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, in a number of scientific commissions both on national and international levels.
For him and OMS, the LQS is a step forward to a new level. „I waited for this a long time. Through LQS we can force the market to accept our vision of artificial light business, “ Vladimír Levársky, the founder and CEO of OMS accentuates. He does not feel at all intimidated by the fact that the company from small country such as Slovakia has the ambition to dictate the rules of illumination rating to the global industry leaders. „We sprouted from nothing one and half decades earlier. Today we compete with the top global companies, “he explains.
The LQS methodology is separated into six elements with every one playing its irreplaceable part. Holistic attitude to science and life can be felt in OMS. Aristotelian rule that a whole can be more than a sum of its parts from his essential classic Metaphysics is literally true for LQS. A sextet of elements, logically split into Ergonomics, Emotion, Ecology, Efficiency, Esprit and Exceptionality are intertwined to create an indomitable and mighty whole of LQS.
The first four contain the already mentioned objective rating criteria. The remaining two are subjective but have the same level of importance. „If you compare it to a building, the first four are the strong pillars. The remaining two are a superstructure, a roof that covers the whole system. One cannot function without the other, “says Martin Bílek, LQS co-author.
He proves that everything is connected. Parts of the whole cannot be rated separately, but rather inside a common framework. Otherwise everything would fall apart. Applying the long-term research of Nobel Prize laureate, Japanese physicist Makoto Kobayashi, to LQS is not a coincidence. Goal of Martin Bílek and his colleagues in OMS was not just creating a tool to rate luminaires. „We created a new order,“ the main protagonist and LQS co-author announces proudly.
From classical philosophy to quantum physics – does that seem extravagant? Or rather energetic and expansive? How about enlightening? Or a different term starting with E? In LQS there is just six E’s but OMS attitude is characterized by many more positive adjectives starting with every letter of alphabet. LQS, however, is a complex philosophy, a true new order.
Visually the design is inspired by the unusual combination of op-art and permaculture. The combination of minimalistic design, optical illusion and natural patterns is again purely logical in the given context. The light is both natural and artificial, modern lighting systems are able to simulate daylight and day cycles. Ecological aspect is also very important in artificial lighting.
Discover the LQS concept on the pages of this book. Follow it and use it for your own gain when creating lighting solutions, in architecture and in sales. We are happy to share it. Welcome to new order. Welcome to LQS.