5 Benefits of Installing LED Lighting in the WorkplaceFebruary 7, 2018
We’ve all felt it at some point; the harsh glow of fluorescent bulbs beating down from above. It’s an element of the workplace that can often be overlooked as trivial or simply a matter of aesthetics. However, when 68 percent of employees are reported to have complained about the lighting situations in their office, there might be something more at play.
Beyond putting employees in a more “flattering light”, being conscious of LED lighting in the workplace results in a number of positive benefits for the long term of your personnel and company as a whole. This is especially true as it relates to the installation of LEDs.
Studies have shown that the quality of lighting in a workplace environment can directly impact productivity—or at least, an employee’s sense of productivity. In fact, a study done by Cornell found that a 3 to 5 percent increase in worker productivity could be gained from the installation of LEDs in the workplace. This is in part due to an employee’s subjective impression of their working conditions, as well as the benefits gained from less computer glare and tired eyes from intense focus.
Improve Working Conditions
While cooler LED lights can improve productivity, they can also better serve the overall health of employees when paired with natural light. And if natural light is not available, the use of blue-enriched lighting can help ward off feelings of fatigue and depression. Warmer, harsher lights can impact circadian rhythms, which is why lower quality lighting has been found to have a negative effect on overall mood and alertness.
Improve Workplace Safety
Dim, low-quality bulbs quickly become an issue when someone injures themselves at the office. This is especially true in cases of emergency when offices, stairwells and exit areas aren’t properly lit to prevent unfortunate situations. Installing LEDs in the workplace is a proactive step that can be taken to ensure the highest quality in brightness and clarity for your office space, no matter the situation.
LEDs not only save money from an energy-efficiency standpoint, they’re long-lasting, which reduces maintenance costs over time. In requiring less of a need for frequent replacements, LED lights reduce costs spent on new bulbs and the discarding of old ones. This in turn leaves more money to be spent on areas of the business that matter most, such as your employees, product, service, etc.
A lower amount of energy is required to power LED lights when compared to that of its counterparts. In fact, they use 25-80 percent less energy than traditional incandescents and can last 3 to 25 times longer. This results in a reduction of waste and resources, and directly impacts your corporate social responsibility. Building a sense of value around your company’s care for its impact on a global scale, helps garner positive association and loyalty among your employees, consumers and business partners.
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