Lighting has dramatic effects on a person’s productivity and cognitive ability, it’s important that lighting in the workplace is designed with employees in mind. Below are some top tips for how your office lighting can help the wellbeing and productivity of your employees.
Make the switch to LED
Fluorescent tubes used to be a popular choice for offices as they are cheap to buy and install. Common problems with fluorescent lighting, however, include flickering bulbs and becoming dimmer with age, these can have adverse effects on employee’s health. Poor lighting can cause eye strain, headaches and decrease productivity.
LED’s are more energy efficient and last far longer; switching to LED lighting is not only a cost-effective solution in the long term but it can also enhance employee’s wellbeing and productivity.
Use Lighting Controls
Lighting control systems are designed to save energy in an office building by responding to how each area of your office is used. A lighting control system will ensure that only the rooms in use are lit.
With a lighting gateway you can connect all of your lights onto the gateway and monitor them no matter where you are in the world. You will be able to see how your lights are performing, your energy management and more importantly if there are any lighting faults.
Utilise Natural Light
Natural daylight is the best way to light an office for improved productivity and wellbeing. Lighting an office naturally can cut energy costs, as more natural light in an office means less artificial light is required, another financial bonus of maximising natural light levels.
Ideally daylight should be the primary source of light with artificial lighting being used to top the space up – where this is not possible Human Centric Lighting the is next best thing.
Human Centric Lighting has been designed to mimic daylight. LED lighting has evolved and is now closer to natural daylight than ever; this innovative LED technology then combines with a control system to artificially create a full spectrum lighting effect, which can change colour and intensity throughout the day – creating illumination patterns just like natural daylight.