Why is office lighting so important?

When it comes to your office, lighting is probably the last thing you are concerned about. But whether your workspace is full of natural light, or lit with old fluorescent tubes, you might want to pay more attention to the lighting. An increasing number of companies are making the change to LED lighting, and are also investing in office lighting design. But why is office lighting so important? And is it a worthwhile investment?

So, why is office lighting so important?

There are a number of reasons why good quality office lighting can transform your working environment in a positive way. These include:

  • Employee health- if the lighting level in your workspace is not right, your staff could be facing a range of challenges, such as eye strain, headaches and migraines. This can be caused by the level of glare on computer screens from natural light, or from improper task lighting that doesn’t provide the right level of quality of light. Either way, these issues can cause a high level of employee absenteeism, and low work productivity. As a result, improving the lighting in your working environment could raise morale and work rate, and prevent you losing out on employee attendance.
  • Office cleanliness- an office space that is not well lit is more likely to be unclean. This is because light illuminates marks and cobwebs, dust and dirt. So a dark space is likely to be less clean and less hygienic for your employees. It can also give the wring impression to any clients or customers that visit your premises.
  • Workplace morale- the right type of lighting, with individual task lighting that can be adjusted to suit each employee is a great way to improve office lighting. But you will also find that it increases workplace morale too, as lighting plays an important role on mood.

For more information or for professional office lighting advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical. We are Preston’s leading electrical experts, and from industrial to residential settings, we work across sectors to provide top quality electrical and lighting solutions.