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Lighting design can truly enhance a workspace, transforming it simply from somewhere that is functional, to an environment that enhances the lives of your employees.

Plants have different requirements around light in order to survive and ultimately flourish. Humans are no different. We also need light to flourish. Productivity and creativity can all be enhanced with effective lighting solutions.

Good lighting in the workplace is especially important for the overall health of your employees. Studies have shown that good lighting not only makes completing tasks considerably easier, but it also has a positive impact on health and can also be used to encourage alertness and productivity.

If lighting levels are too low, or even too high, the ability for a worker to complete certain tasks safely can be put at risk.

Poor lighting can lead to fatigue and sore eyes, which can often develop into headaches and even poor judgment. This is especially so in environments where more manual type work is required.

Some of the more common side affects on health with regard to poor lighting are:

  • Headaches and sore eyes
  • Neck, back and shoulder pain as a result of straining to see certain objects due to poor light
  • Tripping, slipping or falling
  • Depression as a result of insufficient light

What can we do to ensure good lighting is provided for employees?

  • Increase the light levels so they aid completion of tasks with ease
  • Reduce glare, from light sources and from reflective objects
  • Ensure proper contrast of light along with good distribution
  • Remove any signs of flicker

Getting these elements of lighting right in the workplace is important to ensure the good health and safety of your employees.

In addition to this, thought should be given to incorporating natural light into office spaces as this type of light helps regulate the internal body clock, often referred to as human circadian rhythms.

Beyond the overall benefits to employees, significant savings can also be made through energy efficient lighting, perhaps complimented with solar tubes to help increase natural daylight.

With so many factors involved in effective lighting design, whether it’s for a workplace or a residential environment, we are at hand to assist you.

Please get in touch and we will be happy to discuss your requirements in more detail.

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