As an increasing amount of jobs become desk or office based, many buildings that were not specifically designed for office purposes are being used to create a working environment. And while providing further employment opportunities is great, not all spaces are well lit enough to be considered a good working environment. So what about your office space? 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 lighting options for office spaces.
At the desk is where your employees and staff will spend the vast majority of their time. But what kind of lighting is provided? Lighting from an overhead strip bulb is common in many offices. And this is used to light the whole of the room, rather than the individual desks. While this is probably cost effective in terms of electricity, it could be causing eye strain and irritability in your staff, who will tire more easily if they do not have good desk lighting.
Instead, you should consider using individual task lighting at desks, so that your employees can be in charge of their own lighting, and illuminate at levels that are comfortable for them.
Strip fluorescent tubes are often also seen in office corridors. And while these do illuminate the space, they also waste electricity. For your corridors and stairwells, you should consider automatic, motion sensitive LED lights. These will turn on automatically when motion is detected, and then turn off again. This means you wont be wasting electricity lighting empty corridors all day, and your business will be more environmentally friendly.
If you really want your business to stand out, you should consider accent lighting in the reception area. As this is what all your visitors will see first, its important to make a good impression. And clever lighting can be the perfect tool.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at Walker Electrical.