Most of us spend about one-third of our lifetime inside buildings while at work — that’s an average of approximately 90,000 hours under some form of artificial lighting. And it’s important for office and facility managers to know that the type of lighting chosen to illuminate any workspace can have a big impact on things like worker productivity, energy consumption and even corporate responsibility.
What’s so exciting is that with recent developments in LED lighting, the benefits of using this versatile form of lighting in offices are promising to have profound and lasting effects on our modern workspaces.
Recent studies have uncovered some astounding statistics as they relate to worker productivity and office lighting design. In one study by the American Society of Interior Designers, an overwhelming 68 percent of office employees reported that they were concerned poor lighting was having a negative impact on their performance. In another study out of Cornell University, nearly a quarter of all workers cited poor and insufficient lighting as the prime reason for eyestrain and a loss of work that added up to an average of one week of lost productivity each year.
The same Cornell study found that employee productivity could be bolstered by anywhere from three to five percent simply by having offices switch to LED lighting. The reasons for this phenomenon are many, but it all begins with the primary differences between the harshness of incandescent and fluorescent light sources compared to light emitted from commercial LED lights.
When it comes to factors ranging from enhancing workers’ health and productivity to saving on energy and lighting disposal costs, LED lighting offers the following benefits:
Illuminated Integration is a full-service audio, visual and lighting (AVL) supplier with decades of combined in-house experience. To learn more about how we can provide solutions for all your LED lighting needs — from design through to installation — fill out our contact form, and a member of our lighting team will be in touch shortly.