As well as appearance, office lighting can have an impact on the way people work. Whether in an office, warehouse or retail environment, poor lighting can result in employees becoming tired and less productive.
4 key benefits of good lighting:
- Enhances wellbeing.
- Improves productivity.
- Reduces operating costs.
- Improves visual appearance.
The right office lighting is crucial. Poor lighting can have a negative impact on employee health, safety and wellbeing. Eye strain has been reported as a leading cause of stress in the workplace. A study conducted by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) found 68 percent of office workers were concerned about the effects of the lighting on their physical health.
Business efficiency, marketing & performance expert, Andrew Jensen, said “Florescent lighting, especially, has a number of negative effects on employees, as it has been known to cause eye strain, and it is also cited as a trigger for migraine headaches. This harsh lighting also makes it more difficult for the eye to focus.”
Productivity and performance
For a motivated and efficient workforce, lighting can have a major influence. Jones Lang LaSalle recently reported, “Revolutionary lighting technologies are resulting in significant gains in energy efficiency. But the biggest potential benefit from improving lighting in the workplace may be the effect it can have on productivity.” Smallbusiness.co.uk also reported a direct correlation between light levels and performance in the workplace. Referencing research conducted in America, they summarise, “The right lighting can help regulate your employee’s body clock, boosting mental performance and helping your employees feel more alert and energetic. The better the light quality, the more pronounced this effect is.”
We replaced tired factory lighting at Vantage Honda Barnsley with new LED lighting units. In a factory environment, good lighting is imperative. The new LED light fittings are at least twice as bright, cost less than half to run and will outlast any other product available on the market. Their engineers have noticed a significant improvement.
“We have had feedback from our engineers in the workshop to say the LED lighting is a vast improvement and they are finding it much easier to work. The added bonus is that we are noticing a reduction in costs and energy consumption.”
We all want to keep operating costs to a minimum. How much are your office lights costing you to run? How often do you find you’re replacing lightbulbs? Make a smart investment in better lighting for your office now, and save costs in the long run.
We installed LED Lights at Potts Bakers to replace their existing fluorescent strip lights.
“The day Norcroft installed LED lights in place of our existing fluorescent tube units it transformed the Bakery. It was so bright and light, we had not realised how dark the existing lights had become. We anticipate a substantial saving of power usage, however the immediate savings we have seen are on maintenance. Before, we were forever changing tubes and starters etc. So far the LEDs have been maintenance free, and an added bonus is they are easy to clean.”
Many interior designers are now turning to LED lighting in homes and businesses around the world. When carefully deployed, lighting can transform a room. There are many LED light fittings now available, to offer a nice stylish finish to any home or office environment.
LED lights provide brighter, natural quality lighting which lasts longer and helps reduce office overheads. If improved light levels and light quality can improve productivity and reduce running costs, LED lighting is without doubt a win-win solution for businesses everywhere. Call Norcroft for a free, no obligation quotation on 01226 763 127. We will visit your offices and recommend the best lighting solution for you.
Visit our LED Lighting page for our latest case studies.
How office lighting affects productivity (Andrew Jensen, June 2016)
How LED lighting in the workplace can increase productivity (smallbusiness.co.uk, Dec 2015)
How a green office can boost employee productivity (Jones Lang LaSalle, Jun 2016)
Reasons why your office should install LED lights (Dumbfunded.co.uk, Feb 2015)