With many office renovations under our belts, we’ve found that office lighting affects performance. Here are some tips from us:
1. Energy saving lights
LED light bulbs. LED stands for light emitting diode, and these lights work by using semiconductors that convert electricity into light.
CFL light bulbs. Compact fluorescent lamps, known as CFLs, work by using a long tube fluorescent light that is wound up in a bulb.
Halogen light bulbs. Halogen light bulbs are somewhere inbetween incandescent and fluorescent bulbs. Designed to replace inefficient incandescent bulbs, halogen bulbs use a gas from the halogen group.
All of these options can save you a bundle on energy costs.
Flickering fluorescent lighting has been linked to causing epileptic seizures. Might be a good safety measure to replacing these lights immediately.
It’s been found that age and vision can also affect lighting requirements, and many older people require a minimum of 70 foot-candels (a unit of illumination) to work properly.
Good lighting design is a matter of ergonomics, and requires the right combination of indirect overhead lighting, direct task lighting and natural light, in the correct proportions, to ensure safe and optimal working conditions.
The color of your lighting (warm, cold or otherwise) is another factor that contributes to safe and healthy workplace lighting.
Lighting is critical to wakefulness and productivity in your office or commercial building. If you suspect that your lighting needs a boost, call us and we can work with your existing installation to improve the quality.