Providing a comfortable environment in which employees can perform their regular duties without unnecessary distractions or annoyances is of prime importance to all commercial organisations and one of the keys to achieving this objective is well planned lighting. In this brief article, we are going to look at some of the ways you can ensure your office lighting fixtures provide the perfect level of illumination in each individual work space and never distract your workers from the task at hand.
Getting Your Office Lighting Just Right
The following tips will help you to avoid common mistakes and provide your workforce with safe, efficient and effective lighting in the office.
- Fit Dimmer Switches for Overhead Lighting – The level of illumination required in any particular workspace may vary depending on the tasks that are being performed there at any given time. With this in mind, it is a good idea to install quality dimmer switches in all areas of your corporate headquarters.
- Combine Natural and Artificial Lighting Where Practical – If your company occupies offices with large exterior windows, consider removing blinds, or leaving them open, to let in more natural light. This can be supplemented with individual task lighting positioned near each employee’s desk to ensure they always have a sufficient level of illumination to perform their work easily.
- Consider Upgrading to LED Lights – In addition to saving your company money in the long term and being more environmentally friendly than their fluorescent equivalents, good quality LED strip lighting provides a more even distribution of light, making it a better choice for all types of workplaces.
- Replace Faulty Light Fixtures – While buzzing or flickering lights may seem to be a small problem when compared to some of the other issues that commercial organisations have to deal with on a daily basis, they can be a serious distraction as far as office workers are concerned. For this reason, it is advisable to replace them as soon as they are noticed. Choose high quality fittings and the chances of a reoccurrence of the same problems will be minimised.
- Use Brighter Lights in Areas Where Complex Visual Tasks Are Performed – A higher level of illumination in workspaces where complex tasks are tackled on a daily basis will make life considerably easier for the employees who are responsible for performing these tasks. You may also wish to consider slightly brighter lighting for offices that are occupied by older employees whose eyesight may not be as keen as it once was.
- Combine Direct and Indirect Lighting – In order to avoid glare on computer screens, at the same time as ensuring that no parts of your office are in shade, use a combination of direct and indirect lighting.
For further advice on achieving the right type and level of illumination in all areas of your workplace, please feel free to get in touch with us whenever convenient. We will be delighted to provide you with all the assistance you need, along with accurate quotations for your requirements.