Improving task lighting in student accommodation

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Student accommodation is a type of residential property that requires a serious amount of electricals. From electronic key fobs and security systems, to security lighting and socket space, there is a lot to consider. But one more electrical consideration, that could help your student accommodation be more practical, is the addition of task lighting. So what is task lighting? And what role should it play in the lighting for student accommodation? Well, here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts, and this is our guide to everything you should know about improving task lighting in student accommodation.

What is task lighting?

Task lighting does what it says on the tin. It is a type of lighting that is installed to help witch specific tasks, from reading to cooking. Most properties are short on task lighting, and instead need to rely on lamps. In student accommodation though, trailing wires and an overuse of extension cables can be a health and safety problem. In fact, overloading sockets can even lead to electrical fires! This means that installing task lighting could help your property be safer as well as more practical. So, what can you do?

What are the options for improving task lighting in student accommodation?

To improve task lighting in student accommodation, you could consider:

  • installing wall lights- these can be installed in shared communal spaces, as well as in each students bedroom. The wall light will reduce the need for a lamp, and help your tenants as they study and relax.
  • Installing under counter lights in the kitchen- if you want to make your student accommodation property stand out, and really impress your students, you should consider under counter lights in the kitchen. These don’t just look great, they help with cooking and cleaning too.

For more information or advice, or for professional installation that you can rely on, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical.