There are thousands of large and small scale businesses, and many offices are still using traditional bulbs in their workspace.
Dim, dull lights can affect a worker’s performance, which in turn affects business performance as a whole. However, in the past several years there has been a rise of replacing these with LED bulbs. We explain why changing to energy saving lighting helps not only create modern office environments but also improves on work efficiency.
A simple replacement from traditional bulbs to LED bulbs for your office lighting has so many advantages:
LED bulbs have 10-20 times longer lifespan than traditional halogen or incandescent bulbs
They use less power because of their long lifespan, therefore cost-effective in the long run
They run with less electricity so are more efficient
Office spaces remain in cool temperature as LED bulbs have a lower heat output, which can decrease the risk of fire
Unlike traditional bulbs, LED bulbs have a faster warm up and switching times
They have lower CO2 emissions which means less risk of containing toxic materials, like mercury
LEDs can come in any colour options and style of bulbs to help match with office spaces and preferences
The key factor of LEDs is how they replicate natural light, which can be beneficial for workers. Traditional bulbs don’t provide strong lighting source, leading to many suffering from lighting deficiency as body clocks stop regulating.
But, with the introduction to LEDs, studies now show that exposure to bright light can induce alertness and vitality to provide less tense and more pleasant office environments. The blue lighting stimulates production of hormones that are responsible for alertness and activity.
One in five people in the UK are affected by SAD (sleep deprivation, agitation and depression) but with high levels of light these symptoms have been shown to significantly decrease. LED lights can be regulated more easily to help bring back control of lighting to office workers, this might be one of the reasons why workers feel less stressed and more satisfied with their job roles.
Different styles of lighting can have various purposes to illuminate an office space effectively:
Panels - a statement bulb type for large and small office spaces and hallways
Floor standing lights - helps highlight a specific part of a space, like desks or a waiting room
High Bays - these can help modernise hanging lamps, making spaces feel more comfortable, like reception areas
Suspended linear lighting - hanging from the ceiling by a cord, rod or chain, suspended lighting creates comfortable and focused spaces for workers in smaller areas within an office, such as conference rooms
Desk lamps - these are ideal for late office working hours, providing a personal preference of lighting for each worker that can improve on their productivity
LED bulbs are cost-effective with low maintenance, whilst improving work performance and job satisfaction. To take a further look at the bulbs listed above for lighting fixture replacements in offices, please visit our Products page.