Offices are our homes and where we spend most our times, but you’ll find most of us overlooking the need to have adequate lighting that brightens our work environment, so we go about our activities well and do them enthusiastically.
If you are a supervisor or a manager, your job environment could discourage your staff if it’s poorly lit and dull. For better working conditions and as a way of inspiring your team, consider office lighting and brighten the environment. To create a place where people will be happy and ready to work willingly with less supervision, here are tips to consider.
Though in some parts, rules dictate that it’s 400 to 500 lux, some areas in your work environment may not be okay with such levels. In fact, circulation and walkway spaces only need a fraction of that. Therefore, consider creating some contrast in your work environment, so you make it beautiful, inspiring to office workers and anyone else working with you.
Let there be a difference in what is inside the rooms and those along the corridors and other outdoor areas. Of course, the outer sides do not need light during the day but in some instances, light may be necessary for the office especially when it’s freezing or early morning when conditions are chilly.
Energy efficiency is nowadays a requirement almost everywhere both at home and office. For a beautiful working office environment, go for energy saving bulbs and other fixtures, so you reduce unnecessary wastage of power that eats much on the profit of your organization or company. The best applications you can have for office lighting include absence detection and daylight dimming.
Are you the type of person who forgets to turn off the lights or say that it’s okay because you are not the one paying the bills? It’s time you woke up and be responsible even when you do not bear the responsibility of doing it.
Throw Light on the Walls and Ceiling
Having direct lights in the office may not be okay and a good idea. Rooms and offices will feel lifeless, flat and will not make the best for those working for or with you. For an inspiring environment, throw light on the ceiling and walls rather than just having one that’s direct. Doing so makes the room look larger and brighter making it best for those working there.
With these as your guiding principles for office lighting, your work environment will evolve to be a better one that you’ll enjoy every day and go about your activities enthusiastically.