Lighting in student accommodation doesn’t have to be complicated. But to get it right, it does take some considered planning. Different rooms throughout the property could benefit from different forms of lighting control, and different lighting styles can also be used effectively. Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. We work with companies and businesses around the region, including student accommodation providers. As a result, we have produced this guide to the features of well designed student accommodation lighting.
Features of well designed student accommodation lighting
To make the most out of the lighting in student accommodation, you should consider:
- motion lighting in shared areas- Using motion sensors to turn on the lights in stairways, kitchens and living areas can help to keep the electricity costs down across your property. This is because students will not be able to leave them on when the rooms are not in use, as they will switch off automatically. So there will be less electrical wastage.
- exterior lighting- Students are known more for their social and night time activities, than they are for their studying. For this reason, exterior lighting can not only be helpful, but it could offer safety and security too. Especially for young people coming back to the accommodation in the evening. Again, motion activated lighting is helpful in this situation.
- task lighting- in student bedrooms, it could be helpful to provide wall mounted, adjustable task lighting. This can help with studying and reading, and it means there will be no need for students to provide lamps with trailing cords, that result in a health and safety hazard.
- LED lighting- finally, one of the most effective features of well designed student accommodation lighting, is LED lighting. LED lights are energy efficient, and they last longer than regular lights. Which means you will save money on repairs and maintenance, as well as electricity bills.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at Walker Electrical.