Lighting is one of the leading high operating costs of commercial buildings. If you have a business and want to rein in high lighting costs, then LED lighting solutions can help you cut costs significantly.
We recently completed an interior lighting project for a client who was using fluorescent lighting in their head offices, the new LED solution provided by Remark Group not only gave them a big annual saving, but it also reduced their CO2 emissions considerably.
The client needed an alternative solution from their current dull fluorescent luminaires. While fluorescent lighting has its benefits, such as being a less expensive upfront cost, it is however, more costly to run and maintain – it can also cause adverse effects on both health and productivity in the long term.
Poor fluorescent lighting can cause eye strain to those staring at bright computer screens for long periods of time, which can lead to headaches, migraines and poor eyesight. The employees at the company in question even previously reported frequently turning the lighting off, due to experiencing headaches and migraines.
After undertaking a thorough survey, the Remark Group proposed to replace the old fluorescent luminaires with an intelligent, economical and environmentally friendly solution. The solution provided by the Remark Group not only has a longer lifetime than the original fluorescents luminaires, but it will also deliver extremely high efficiencies of up to 140 Lm/W with a uniform distribution of light.
The LED lighting solution is giving the company an annual saving of up to £27,518 per year. And their CO2 emissions will be reduced considerably, with savings of 25,355kg per year. As well as being cost effective and reducing CO2 emissions, LED lighting has many health and wellbeing benefits.
The LED lighting solution is giving the company an annual saving of up to £27,518 per year
How lighting can affect an employee’s wellbeing and productivity
According to a recent study, Philips says that there is a significant link between light and circadian rhythms known as “built-in clocks” which is what determines our sleep cycle, relaxation, and stimulation. Lighting has also been said to decrease depression as well as improve one’s energy, mood, alertness, and productivity.
Natural light is the ideal solution for office workers since it not only helps our eyesight, but it also boosts our energy and mood levels, happiness and encourages a general willingness to show up at work without delay.
If your access to daylight is limited, studies have found that working under “blue-enriched” luminaires, actually increases productivity by supporting mental perception, energy levels and alertness while reducing fatigue and daytime sleepiness.
Other benefits of blue light include lowering melatonin levels, which is the hormone we create when our bodies react to darkness and basically makes us feel tired. Lowering melatonin levels keeps us more alert and our brain functioning.
Making the switch to LED lighting is not only good for your bottom line but also for your employee’s wellbeing and productivity. Remark Group can work with your company to discuss your lighting requirements and design the right solution for your business.