How Lighting Affects Working Spaces
Lighting can have a huge effect on worker productivity. When working spaces are filled with light employees feel more comfortable as there is no disconnect with the outside world. In contrast if the lighting is less than optimal it can result in negative consequences; these can include: eye strain, headaches and drowsiness.
If the lighting in your office space is not all you need it to be, and your employees are complaining about not being able to focus, or are having an unusual amount of sick days, then perhaps it is time to examine your lighting and see if anything can be done to improve it.
The Best Light for Any Working Space
Natural lighting is the best light that you can provide for any work environment. It allows your employees to not feel boxed in and they will have a good sense of the time of day. This creates a happy working space and increases productivity.
However, we are well aware that natural lighting is sometimes not available, or practical for all environments. When choosing your lighting, there can be other options that you can consider to give your employees the best experience possible. Bild’s team of designers always prefer natural light and will utilise it as much as possible.
Most forms of lighting will generate heat. It is best to choose lamps that generate minimal or no heat. This will make the workspace more comfort able to work in and result in increased productivity due to your staff being more relaxed. It can also have a side effect of lowering your cooling bill.
In general, you need to provide light that is neither too bright or too dim, Bild will be able to test your current lighting levels and determine if it is within the optimal range. When employees are confronted with lighting that is too bright, it can often result in headaches, and when it is too dim, they may suffer from eye strain. Both of these outcomes can result in lowered productivity. High productivity is something that the bild team of designers will take into consideration as that is a factor that is very important to every office.
This refers to the colour of your office walls and flooring as that will have an impact on how bright or warm the rooms feel. For example, some colours reflect light more strongly than others, and as such you will need a less powerful light source in these rooms.
For best results Bild make sure we take into consideration, not only the current wall colour choice, but especially if you are in the middle of an office renovation, the final colour of the walls and flooring.