OFFICE LIGHTING:

THE PROBLEM

Lighting is just as important as any other tool when creating an ergonomic workplace. While natural daylight can enhance well being, there often isn’t enough for office related tasks. Bad lighting causes squinting and hunching.

 

Proper lighting reduces eyestrain, encourages a healthy posture
and can improve productivity by more than 6%.


In commercial buildings, lighting accounts for 35% of energy usage: more than any other single end use. Lights also give off heat, which contributes to the next highest culprit of energy usage, space cooling, which accounts for 16% of energy usage1.

 

Trends in office design and reducing energy use are causing businesses to rethink their lighting. Open plan offices help reduce costs by relying on natural lighting, and designers also take screen technology into consideration as devices emit their own light.

 

But the reduced ambient lighting can cause problems if workers aren’t using an electronic device.

MAKING LIGHT WORK OF

THE SOLUTION

A well-designed LED task light offers users the ability to direct light precisely on to their work surface.

 


Adjustable brightness and an on/off control within arm’s reach also provide convenience and comfort. They also mean lights are less likely to be left on when not in use. And because diode lighting uses over 75% less energy2 than incandescent lighting to run at the same lumens, an LED task light is not just an ergonomic advantage but an economic and environmental one too.

 

There’s a greater upfront cost to task lighting, but when it’s used in conjunction with other forms like daylight or ambient light it pays off over time. According to the Energy Star Building Manual, “With good design, lighting energy use in most buildings can be cut at least in half while maintaining or improving light quality”3.

 

Our range of elegant task lights offers the ideal solution for any commercial environment where total control over where and how much light is needed.

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