Different types of lighting for offices

If you’re thinking of resolving your businesses office lighting issue, as discussed in our most recent post, you might be wondering what type of lighting you can install in your office space, and how the different types of lighting can be used together. Well, here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. From industrial to residential settings, we work across sectors to provide top quality electrical and lighting solutions. As a result, we have produced this guide to the different lighting options for office spaces.

What are the different types of lighting for offices?

There are several different types of lighting that can be used throughout offices effectively to increase productivity and employee health. These include:

  • overhead lighting
  • desk lighting
  • corridor lighting

Overhead lighting

Overhead lighting, or down-lighting, is used most frequently in offices as the main source of light. However, this can create unequal light distribution, and be difficult to control. As a result, overhead lighting should be used for ambient lighting, and you should try and avoid strip lighting. Spotlights can provide better cover for your employees.

Desk lighting

This should be the most important form of lighting in your office, as this will provide the lighting levels necessary for your staff to work with the most comfortable level of light for them. Task lighting, designed for staff to perform tasks with the right amount of lighting, is paramount for protection from migraines and headaches as well as eye strain and low mood. Your staff should be able to control this type of lighting to set the right level for themselves at different times of the day, balancing with natural light.

Corridor lighting

Lighting in the corridor is also an important consideration as this can give your office a decorative, and practical edge. Why not opt for stunning wall lights or uplights to really create a visual feature?

For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at Walker Electrical.