FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING INDOOR AND OUTDOOR LIGHTING
A pale workspace diminishes even the most beautifully constructed office building. Lighting design is an important aspect of any workplace, as it influences the focus, productivity, and opinions of staff and guests. Some of the things to consider when designing a lighting system for workplaces include:
Brightness and distribution of light
The best design should create the best interaction between daylight and artificial light. One way to achieve this is to install optimized windows that adjust tint and adapt to reduce glare. Outdoor lighting should be designed photometrically to be above ILP Security standards for nighttime security and safety.
Most old lighting designs consume huge amounts of energy, mostly given off as heat. You can replace them with more efficient, longer-lasting, cooler, and dimmable LEDs to save energy.
The appearance of space and luminaires
The design should be aesthetically pleasing and match the office space feel. Effective luminaire combinations can create expertly-lit areas. Light can also be a form of artistic expression or can be recessed or hidden to feel natural and unobtrusive.
Indirect lighting can deal with direct glare, while reflective glare requires an expert balance of the surface colors and diffusion of light sources. Control of glare in an office is vital as it can cause distractions and loss of focus for workers.
Whether warm, neutral, or cool, colors have different physiological effects. Warm lights are cozier and make people eat more, while cool colors have a closer mimic of natural daylight, increasing productivity and efficiency.
Control and flexibility of lighting
Wireless lighting controls can be placed in almost all places and be expanded as needed. Some methods can be sensors that turn lights on where there are workers or photosensors to adjust and dim light appropriately.
Lighting of faces
Diffused light causes an even coverage free of shadows, and blending of indirect and direct light offers ambient lighting with highlights to essential areas of the room.
The cost of implementation involves the equipment, installation, design and maintenance, and energy consumption. Experts will help you balance them to avoid too much expenditure.