Guide: Proper lighting for open-space offices
Are you about to make a new open-space office or does the current arrangement need to be spiced up with new lighting? Then keep on reading. In this blog post, we will guide you to the best possible lighting of open-space offices and we will provide you with professional advice on how to optimize the working conditions by means of proper lighting.
They are becoming increasingly popular. Open-space offices are prevalent among many organizations, but due to bad or incorrect stage lighting, it is not always the most effective solution. In this blog, we focus on how you, through the application of LED, can optimize your open-space office by creating different environments for different tasks.
How to illuminate the office?
An open-space office can be organized in every manner possible and, therefore, it is impossible to come up with a definitive solution to your exact office. There is a lot to consider such as anything from the amount of daylight versus artificial lighting to the distance between workstations and the windows. Apart from that, you should consider if the furniture to some extent shields against the daylight, and then the lighting should vary depending on the needs of the office.
The lighting is often to be neglected when it comes to making new open-space offices but why? Research shows that proper stage lighting can contribute to happier and more productive employees. Many open-space offices are enlightened by uniform and homogenous lighting throughout the entire office. However, this might be monotonous and boring for the employees. The great challenge is, therefore, to create different working environments by means of lighting.
Divide the office into zones
Many workplaces make use of room dividers or typical cubicles, where the employees have their own shielded station in an open-space office. However, there are other solutions to consider when the office is to be divided.
One effective way to divide the open-space office is by means of lighting. Some zones have higher demands for the lighting than others. For example, there is a greater demand for more light at the desktop than at the sofa area. Lighting with a high lux value as well as a colour temperature in the high end of the scale can contribute to increasing productivity, whereas dimmed lighting is suited for zones where the employees are social.
The list of advantages associated with LED versus conventional lighting is long, wherefore you, profitably, can integrate LED into the office.
Compared to traditional fluorescent tubes, which is a common lighting solution at many offices, LED’s have a particular higher lighting quality without flicker. Additionally, the diodes emit more light for the same power and then there is almost no maintenance associated with LED luminaires, seeing that the lifespan, on average, is five times higher than the lifespan of fluorescent tubes.
This means, that LED lighting can increase productivity in the workplace and reduce your utility bill. So why not replace your conventional lighting with LED?
At Lumega we have delivered the lighting for several open-space offices both in Denmark and internationally. Contact us today to hear more about LED lighting for offices.