Different types of lighting have different functions that need to be taken into consideration. For example, ceiling fixtures have to be chose individually based on the rooms conditions and in addition, floor lamps and table lights can therefore, intensify the lighting effect. There also has to be an appropriate use of daylight and artificial light which can have a significantly strong impact on the factors of lighting. It has been found that by using ergonomically designed lighting, employees are more motivated to do work.
Below are some recommendations for lighting within the workplace:
- Lighting needs to be flexible and energy saving, optimal lighting always depends on the visual task and requires a balance of both indirect and direct lighting, as well as daylight and artificial light.
- By having a combination of different lamps, this will enable an individual illumination in the rooms according to the visual tasks.
- Furthermore, you can also purchase energy efficient LED bulbs.
Having the right level of light at work avoids tiredness and lack of concentration. This is regulated by the illuminance which is measured in Lux. It has been proved that a level between 500 and 1000 Lux is stress free and employees do not feel tired or less motivated to do work.
Obviously, the more complex the visual task is, the higher the illuminance has to be, this is in regards to a person’s age which determines the overall chosen lighting design. Between 750 and 1.000 Lux is said to prove the working performance of elderly people.
Additionally, the use of direct/indirect and artificial light is very important as on one hand, offices have a very high level of indirect lighting to support non glaring on the computer screen but on the other hand direct lighting can provide essential shade for illumination.
Make sure you always take into account what lighting your business needs, get in touch for further questions.