HOW LED LIGHTING CAN INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY
Shining a light on improving the workplace for your employees and clients
Ignore workplace lighting at your peril.
The illumination of a working environment can affect the safety, quality, comfort, retention, health and mood of your employees. Improving light quality can increase productivity, accuracy and performance while at the same time reducing errors, accidents, headaches and eye fatigue.
Because not all workplace lighting is created equal, installing LED lights – maybe with an LED light box, ceiling light box or recessed light box- could be the way forward for you.
Research shows that exposure to natural light promotes a normal circadian rhythm – and LED lighting mimics natural sunlight. This helps your employees perceive the light as brighter, making them more alert and eager to complete their tasks.
Their productivity also increases when they are comfortable and happy, which ultimately results in higher return on investment when it comes to your people.
"LED lighting can create a relaxing and welcoming environment"
LED lights also improve workplace safety.
They are a great option for dimly lit areas, helping to reduce the risk of potential accidents and injuries. You can combine LED and natural lighting with ambient lighting sensors. On a darker day, the LEDs can increase in intensity and mimic the lighting of a sunny day. If it’s a brighter day, you can dim the lights to save both money and energy.
Proper lighting also reduces the risk of environmentally induced ailments such as irritability, exhaustion and seasonal affective disorder. A dimly lit work environment has a negative impact on the emotional and mental wellbeing of employees.
If your staff don’t get the right amount of natural light, their sleep cycles will malfunction. Their bodies will start producing the sleep hormone melatonin, which will make them feel drowsy – not conducive to peak performance.
Installing an LED lighting system that provides a bright environment can counter this. It will not only improve their overall performance but also reduce absenteeism as well. LED lighting has also been linked to reduced levels of anxiety and stress in covered environments. It can create a relaxing and welcoming environment, which translates to a positive impression from customers and clients.
With so many benefits, it’s no surprise many organisations opt for an LED lighting solution instead of traditional fluorescent lighting.