Many of us across the UK work in an office environment for up to 50 hours a week.And while we may have adapted to lunch at desks, and sharing space with so many other colleagues, there is one common problem that many offices share. And this is the office lighting. This can cause a range of issues including health issues and migraines. But it is also a practical problem too. So what are the common problems with office lighting? Well, here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. And we work with companies and businesses across the commercial, residential and industrial sectors, to provide top quality electrical solutions. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about office lighting problems.
What are the most common problems with office lighting?
Many offices face the same or similar issues when it comes to office lighting. These include:
- Universal lighting
- Lack of energy efficiency
Universal lighting in offices
The problem with universal lighting in offices is that these are usually in the form of overhead fluorescent lights that cannot be controlled. This means the lights are either off or on, and are a set brightness level. These are also applied in strips overhead which means that for some people the lighting is too bright, and for others it is too dark leading to eye strain. You should consider installing dimable lighting control systems and task lighting for desk areas to improve productivity and employee health.
Lack of energy efficiency
For many offices, paying the bills is the big priority and it can be a struggle to keep afloat month to month. Using energy efficient lighting can be an effective solution. And your company could be eligible for a grant to cover the installation costs too.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at Walker Electrical.