When it comes to the workplace, every detail matters. From the way the building looks, to the customer service that you give, both your employees and your clients will be influenced by the vibes your business gives off.
Did you know this also includes your commercial lighting? The lighting of the office can influence the mood of the room – and by extent, the people in it.
So how exactly can you make sure you get the right light for setting? Simple: you use LED light fixtures.
Using LED lighting to brighten up your office is not only more cost-effective; it’s become the best way to add just the right touch of light to any room, and comes in many shapes and sizes so you can pick the one that works best for you.
Which LED Light Fixtures Work Best for You?
While there is no particular light for a setting, there are ways for you to know which light you need for a specific space, so you can be sure there’s a perfect one for your office. Read on and check them out.
Know Your Whites
Just like with paint, there are multiple shades of white when it comes to LED lights. The type of white that you use will affect the lighting of the room, and in turn it will influence the way people act in the office.
This influence through lighting is called mood lighting, and if you can manipulate the lighting correctly you can actually affect customer satisfaction and increase the work flow of your employees.
White light exposure isn’t just for setting a particular mood. It’s be studied that the more white light exposure workers had in the office, the longer and better they slept afterwards.
Case and point: you’re white lights are very important.
So now the problem is finding out which whites are the best ones for your business. It all comes down to where exactly you’re planning on using the light, and how it interacts with the natural and artificial lights in the room.
If you’re working with a lot of screens, or if most of your work day involves staring at a computer, it’s best to go with a more subtle, softer white. This gives off a feeling of warmth without overcrowding your eyes with more light than needed.
If the room is more open, you’ll need more light in order for it to spread around the room and make it easier for you to see. A brighter (but not too bright) white would be perfect for this reason, adding necessary light to the room.
How Much Light Do You Need?
Having the right amount of light can be a tricky thing to handle, but when you plan correctly it can work in your favor.
First off, think about how much natural light you already have in your office space. Natural light is easily the best lighting for your room and the more of it that you have the better.
If this is something you have access to, you need an LED light that compliments your already lit room. Smaller lights that are closer to your work station help to give you the brightness you need without creating shadows or glare.
For this, it’s recommended that you use decorative LED lighting fixtures. These light fixtures are made to cast a low amount of light in a room, so only specific areas are illuminated.
This allows your natural light to be your main source of lighting for the room, while the decorative lighting fixtures are able to light up a only the sections you want brightened.
Some offices have very little or no natural lighting, and that can make eye strain a very real and very terrible experience. The good thing is that with a lack of natural lighting, you have much more control over how you use your LED lights.
Classic LED panel lights should do the trick for this type of room.
Most rooms with very little or no natural light tend to be older rooms, which means that they also have poor artificial light as well. By upgrading the room to LED panels, you will have brighter light per panel and a lower price.
Spacing is Key
You’ll want to keep in mind that how much lighting you can have is directly related to the space you have to work with. Having too much of one or not enough of the other will only lead to having worse lighting than you started with.
When it comes to larger rooms, you may think the simple answer is just to have a brighter light. After all, brighter is better, right?
Well, not necessarily. While bright light will certainly light up the entire room, you need to keep in mind that it may also irritate your workers and make them less productive.
The best way to go would be to use lights that spread evenly around the area, like troffers or wraparound lights. You only need a few of them to do the job, and the even distribution will give the workplace a more inviting look.
In smaller areas, you really only need something like a lamppost or small battery powered LED light. The strength of one battery powered light can easily cover a small office, allowing you the lighting you need to get the work done.
Discover True Lighting
Now that you know which LED light fixtures work best in your office environment, you’ll have trouble picking the right one for your needs. Now, you need to find a place to buy the bulbs you need at a cost that right for you.
That’s where we come in.
Birddog Lighting is the only place you need to go for your LED lighting needs. We have all sorts of fixtures, including LED strip lights, neon ropes and strips, commercial lighting, corn and candle bulbs, and even holiday lights.
Got a question you’d like to ask us? We’d love to hear from you. Just reach out to us and we’ll be sure to answer anything you’d like to know. We look forward to hearing from you soon.