Shed Some Light on the Situation – Effective Workplace Lighting

Feb 12, 2018

When it comes to workplace lighting, the future is already here. LED lighting is vastly more efficient, way more environmentally friendly, and safer!

Did you know that, on average, lighting contributes over 20% of the UK’s annual energy consumption? Some businesses even say their lighting alone can make up 40% of their energy bills. Combine that with the fact that LED bulbs consume less than 80% of the electricity that comparable traditional incandescent bulbs do, and you really start to see how LED lights can shave some significant annual savings off your electricity bill!

So, how are LED bulbs different? Firstly, they emit light by passing electrons through a “semiconductor” rather than a traditional filament. This means there’s no filament to “blow out”, and they don’t get anywhere near as hot. Secondly, LED lighting can be switched on and off as many times as you like without affecting the lifespan of the bulbs. Thirdly, they produce a lot less glare than traditional fluorescent tubing, which makes them ideal for the office. They produce light in a wide range of different colours, so this can be utilised when lighting breakout areas and meeting rooms etc.

When it comes to looking after our beautiful planet, LED’s win hands down against other forms of lighting. They are far more eco-friendly, as they contain no mercury or other harmful gasses, and don’t emit any UV rays, unlike easily-broken fluorescent strip bulbs. Very few LED lights actually contain any glass either, so there’s an additional safety and environmental benefit. Scientific studies show that a 13w LED light emits 68% less carbon dioxide than a standard 40w incandescent bulb when both are left illuminated for 10 hours per day.

A dark workspace can damage your eyesight.

From an employee’s point of view, LED lighting can actually increase productivity too. UK employees regularly complain that poor lighting contributes to eye strains, and there’s no doubt that adequate lighting is essential for the comfort and productivity of office workers. Lighting in offices has been shown to have a direct impact on moods and the overall performance of employees.

We hope we’ve helped you to see the light when it comes to office lighting! We can replace all your workplace’s existing fluorescent lights with new, energy-efficient LED lights that will make a real difference to the look and feel of your premises. Give us a call on 01462 484022 or reply to this email now.

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