In today’s modern, hectic business world, great attention is paid to giving the office a little extra pizzazz to differentiate it from the countless other grey, nondescript workplaces that people spend their working day. Indoor plants, pool tables and even daily stretch time are incorporated into the nine-to-five to keep workers engaged, but how much effort is given to the office’s lighting?
As we head deeper into 2016, excellent commercial lighting should be just as important to a workplace’s overall design as the colour of the paint and choice of pictures on the wall. That’s because choosing the correct kind of lighting for your office can deliver an extra dose of personality and vigour to a tired, faceless room. All you need to do is work out just what the best type of lighting for your space is – and that’s where the experts at Aesthetic Lighting Solutions come in.
We know that office work is visually demanding. Spending over eight hours a day in front of a computer screen bashing away at a keyboard requires the utmost in concentration, and so good lighting is essential for optimum comfort levels and productivity, as we touched upon in a previous blog post. According to an infographic designed by NeoMam, discussing how the brain processes and stores information, nearly half of the brain’s capacity is used in visual processing. The same source states that 70 per cent of sensory receptors are in the eyes, so it makes sense to have a good lighting set-up in your workplace.
Excellent commercial lighting should be just as important to a workplace’s overall design as the colour of the walls and choice of pictures on the wall.
What do we mean by good lighting? Well, there has to be enough illumination so that employees can read their screen without straining and squinting, as well as comfortably view printed and handwritten documents. However, it’s important that the lighting is not overly harsh, as this can cause severe headaches and cause the eye to have trouble focusing properly.
ALS has the answer
If you believe that your business is as cutting-edge and groundbreaking as it needs to be, why settle for a run-of-the-mill lighting design when you can really add some character with a few ideas from ALS? Our expert team are on hand to help you in designing a lighting concept that’s both intriguing to the eye and a pleasure to work under.
For example, why not take a look at ‘layered lighting?’ In short, this is where traditional ceiling lights are paired with LED wall panels, offering a good level of lighting from 360 degrees whilst reducing the level of glare from above, which can be a problem in some ceiling set-ups.
For more ideas and inspiration, be sure to get in touch with Aesthetic Lighting Solutions today to see what we can do for you.