Lighting is one of the most crucial elements when setting up your office space. This is especially important for most full-time employees, as a large portion of their days are spent working inside an office building. Optimizing good lighting ergonomics at your desk and office can help increase overall wellness and productivity.
Measured in Kelvin (K), color temperatures range from warm to cold and influence how we work.
•Higher Kelvin ratings (4,600K or more) will appear blue-white
•Mid-range Kelvin ratings (3,100K-4,600K) will appear cool-white
•Lower Kelvin ratings (up to 3,000K) will appear red to yellowish-white and are considered warm
According to studies, cooler lighting increases productivity and warmer lighting produces a feeling of comfort and relaxation. Studies show 80 per cent of our perception occurs through sight. The visual field is hugely important in every element of a business and its team.
Lighting depending on the room since warm lighting emits the feeling of comfort and relaxation, experts recommend placing this type of lighting in areas such as conference rooms or any other areas of meeting. If possible this lighting could also be programmed to increase in the last hours of the workday to allow you and/or your team to wind-down and prepare for the next workday. Blue-white light will supplement innovative and cutting edge thinking in areas such as brain storm rooms. We recommend giving your team control of their lighting settings so they can adapt throughout the day depending on their situation and mood.
Workplace atmosphere and aesthetics is a fundamental tool of any office design simply for aesthetic value. One study found that giving employees personal control over the lighting in their workspace improved their happiness at work.
If you want to discuss lighting solutions for your office space or building, give us a call at (210) 899-2430 and our dispatch team will be happy to connect you with one of our lighting expert electricians