Offices are our home and where we spend most of our time, but you will find most of us overlooking the need to have adequate lighting that illuminates our work environment, so we do well with our activities and do them enthusiastically.
If you are a supervisor or manager, your work environment can discourage your staff if it is poorly lit and boring. For better working conditions and as a way to inspire your team, consider office lighting and bright environments. To create a place where people will be happy and ready to work willingly with less supervision, here are tips to keep in mind.
Although the rules in some parts dictate that it is 400 to 500 lux, some areas of your work environment may not be okay with such levels. In fact, circulation and walking surfaces need only a fraction of that. Therefore, consider creating some contrast in your work environment so that you make it beautiful, inspiring for office workers and everyone else who works with you.
Let there be a difference between what is inside the rooms and along the corridors and other outdoor areas. Of course, the outer sides do not need light during the day but in some cases light may be necessary for the office, especially when it is freezing or early in the morning when it is cold.
Energy efficiency is now a requirement almost everywhere both at home and in the office. For a beautiful work office environment, go for energy saving lamps and other fixtures, so that you reduce unnecessary waste of power that eats a lot on your organization’s or company’s profits. The best applications you can have for office lighting include absence detection and dimming of daylight.
Are you the type of person who forgets to turn off the lights or say it’s okay because you’re not paying the bills? It is time for you to wake up and be responsible even when you are not responsible for doing so.
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 do the best for those who work for or with you. For an inspiring environment, throw light on the ceiling and walls rather than just having one that is direct. If you do, the room will look bigger and brighter, making it best for those who work there.
With these as your guiding principles for office lighting, your work environment will develop into a better one that you will enjoy every day and start your activities enthusiastically.