Read on for our guide on why you you should install LED lighting in your office.
Poor lighting has been shown to have a negative impact on the office environment in numerous ways, from lowering productivity to causing accidents.
We have pulled together some of the main reasons you may want to consider moving your office over to LED light bulbs.
Energy Bills Cost Saving
First and foremost, installing LED lighting in your office can save money. Lots of money.
Especially in the office environment, where lights are frequently left on all day, and sometimes even all night as well – even small energy efficiency savings can result in large cost savings over time.
The exact savings can be measured and estimated in advance – along with the brightness of the light bulbs (which must be adequately bright – see the health and safety section below).
LED Lightbulb Longevity
According to these stats from Recoup Lighting an average 50k hr lifespan equates to over 24 years of operation. This reduces maintenance costs and means that savings can be factored in over a large number years.
Health and Safety & Business Costs of Poor Lights
A great resource on lighting at work can be found on the Health and Safety Executive website here.
Lighting is an important consideration in any workplace in terms of health and safety. Poor lighting can cause accidents, leading to increased liability – so it is vital to make sure you have adequate lighting in the right areas.
Poor lighting at work can cause eye-strain, headaches and migraines, and is also linked to what is known as ‘Sick Building Syndrome’ in new and refurbished buildings.
According to a HSE booklet on the importance of lighting in the workplace, inadequate lighting can create the following costs to a business:
- Time off work due to accidents and injuries
- Reduced efficiency and productivity of staff
Lower Carbon Footprint
LED lightbulbs have a significantly lower energy/carbon usage than traditional lightbulbs.
You can contribute to the environment and reduce your carbon footprint by using them.
No UV or IR Radiation
Unlike some other traditional lightbulbs, LED lightbulbs don’t give off UV or IR radiation.
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