The problems of inefficient lighting

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Inefficient lighting in any building, be it a retail store, hotel, school or office, can bring a range of negative effects. But what are the problems of inefficient lighting? And how can you avoid these? Well, here at Walker Electrical, we provide a range of professional electrical solutions to a variety of businesses and properties across the North West. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about inefficient lighting.

The problems of inefficient lighting

So, what kind of problems can you expect from inefficient lighting? Well, there are several, including:

  • Poor health- whether its a workplace, or a school, poor lighting can have an adverse effect on health. Lighting levels are crucial for avoiding headaches and migraines, as well as eye strain. Flickering lights, and lights with a poor quality can also result in a range of health issues, that can lead to absenteeism and poor commitment. LED lights can help to prevent these issues, along with high quality, professional lighting design.
  • High electricity bills- inefficient lighting uses a lot more electricity than other lighting types. And this can have a knock on effect on your energy bills, which means you have less money for the rest of the budget, and less profit. Changing to LED bulbs can bring down the cost of your electricity bills, as well as your maintenance costs.
  • Dirt and hygiene- in a building with low quality lighting, and lighting that isn’t bright enough, you might find a bigger build up of dirt, and your space might not be as hygienic, or as clean, as it needs to be. This can cause viruses and illnesses to spread faster through your staff, clients, students or guests. Good lighting design, involving task lighting and direct lighting can be a good way to make sure that your whole space is well illuminated, and kept clean.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical.