The right lighting can make a huge difference in the mood and ambiance in a room or space. If you own or operate a business, your lighting can also influence your employee’s work habits and efficiency. Check out these tips to help improve your office lighting and create a better space for your workplace.
Opt for LED Lighting
The first thing to do to transform your office lighting is to swap out traditional light bulbs with energy-efficient LED bulbs. LED lights may have an initial cost that is higher at first, but they can help with your energy costs. LED lights also last much longer than incandescent bulbs and don’t need to be replaced very often.
Use Motion Sensors
You can also improve your energy costs and usage if you get your contractor to install motion sensors for your workplace lighting. Certain spaces in the office, such as the bathroom, storage room and meeting room may benefit from having a motion sensor tied to the switch. This can help avoid lights being left on when no one is occupying the space.
Choose Natural White Hues
The color of your light bulbs also may make a difference in your employee’s productivity. The standard office lighting hue is natural white, which resembles daylight. This cool tone helps brighten a space and make things easier to see.
Install Bulkhead Lights
Managers and office owners can also get more out of their investment into office lights if they use bulkhead fixtures throughout the busiest spaces in the workplace. Bulkhead light fixtures add durability and brightness to the space in your office or business that needs light.
Customize Lighting for the Task
Finally, some workplaces may need more customized spot lighting to ensure tasks can be completed effectively. Depending on the industry, the building, the type of task and the atmosphere, you may need to add accent and spot lights to illuminate the space.
Your office’s lighting strategy can help improve your bottom line and speed up production. Focus on becoming more energy-efficient and talk to your contractor about specialized lighting design for the office.