Here at Walker Electrical, we are workplace lighting experts. From high bay LED’s to glare in the workplace, we provide solutions and retrofit options for a wide range of issues and problems. Workplace lighting is essential for employee productivity and morale, and inadequate lighting can lead to eye strain, headaches and absenteeism. But what can be done to prevent this? Well, as Preston’s leading electrical specialists, we have produced this guide to lighting solutions for the workplace.
Lighting solutions for the workplace
If you want your workplace to be well lit and productive, you need to consider the lighting. Some lighting solutions include:
- Providing the right type of lighting for the activities– for example, in a boardroom, ceiling lighting is sufficient because everyone is sat around the same table. However, individual task lighting might work better in the main body of your office, so that your employees can determine the light in their own space.
- Providing dimmer switches- if you are to provide individual lighting for each space, you need to make sure you also provide a dimmer switch. Lighting shouldn’t just be on or off. Even if occupancy sensors do save money, they don’t account for lighting comfort. Your employees should be able to adjust the brightness to meet their own needs.
- Providing task lighting- task lighting is a secondary lighting source, such as lamps or wall sconces. These can even be built directly into workstations so that your employees can really feel the benefit.
- Lighting maintenance- when was the last time you gave your lights a good clean? The bulbs themselves, as well as the casings and fittings can become covered in grime and dust over time. And this can reduce the amount of light they give out. Lighting maintenance can help resurrect your older lighting and brighten up your workplace.
- Conduct a lighting survey- Never overlook the importance of actually asking your staff what they think about the lighting. It may well be fine on all floors except one, and you can save money by tackling the problem areas, rather than the whole building.
For more information or advice about lighting solutions for the workplace, get in touch with the experts today, here at Walker Electrical.