When it comes to the interiors of an office, lighting is a crucial part of good office design. Have you ever felt that sometimes the glare from overheard lighting hurts your eyes and affect how you work? Lighting has a very high impact on people, affecting their concentration, quality of decisions and determining their productivity. A study by Cornell University linked environmental conditions to productivity.
It is easy to overlook lighting when setting up office décor as you may not realize the wrong lighting will create a harsh environment to work effectively while the right lighting could create an inviting, motivating workspace.
Let’s see how.
Utilizing Natural Light
To improve the lighting of any office, the first thing to do is put the focus on the natural light. Artificial light should only be added later to raise lighting to an adequate level. Having natural light enter the office space can immediately make an office brighter, warmer, and a more welcoming place to work in. Furthermore, having natural light integrated into office spaces means that a fair amount of energy cost can be saved.
Different parts of an office have varying lighting needs. The aim of lighting is to ensure that everyone can work comfortably and efficiently. Having artificial lights from the ceiling that are strong enough to illuminate the desks of all the people in an open plan office can lead to a lot of glare and over illumination. This results in a needless waste of energy and a negative impact on the health of the employees. It is best to avoid all light coming from the ceiling and instead, layer general lighting with task-based and ambient lighting and lamps. This allows more control on the lighting of individual workspaces. For instance, adjustable floor lamps could allow individuals to personalize lighting according to their needs. Desk lamps would be able to provide light for specific tasks.
Zoning Areas with Light
Lighting can be used to create different spaces within the office. For example, corridors can have spotlights that lead the way to different spaces of the building. Smaller booths can have low lighting in order to convey a sense of privacy. Lounges could have colourful lamps to create a relaxed atmosphere.
Lighting plays a crucial role in office design and must be treated with importance. Dr. Lite is committed to the best lighting options. Our glare free and flicker free lamps reduces eye-strain by 80% . Our adjustable arms and dimmable options allow you to focus your light on the task at hand with the right amount of light. They are ideal especially for the work office desk. Not only that, Dr. Lite products protect your eyes from harmful blue light that exist in most LED task lamps.