The workplace is where most individuals spend a major part of their day, anywhere between seven to ten hours five days a week. Thus, favourable working conditions are crucial for employees to give their best and to feel completely comfortable- and lighting is one of those conditions. Lighting affects ergonomics, that is, the way people perform at their workplace. In bright, good quality lighting, people are able to concentrate better on their work, while dim lighting causes tiredness and headaches. Good lighting sources have also been observed to boost the mood and thus, create happier employees.
Office lighting is one of the many determinants to an employee’s perception about the workplace and can enhance employee performance as well as increase the aesthetic appeal of the office. While the chosen lighting should not be too dull or dim, they should not be harsh in brightness either- a harmony has to be found and maintained. It is often recommended that the lighting indoors in the office should be as synchronized as possible with the light outside. Further, depending on the layout of the office space, different types of lights may be needed, such as overhead lights, floor lamps etc. In this article we will show you what to consider when it comes to office lightening.