Choosing the right office lamp – don't leave anything to chance. Sufficient light and perfect visibility create a pleasant working atmosphere. Burning and irritated eyes caused by poor light can quickly become a thing of the past. Finally, a well-lit office also has an impact on the productivity of your employees- and, on you. With the right lights and lamps, above all, your working day is one thing: efficient. The following is a practical guide.
OFFICE LIGHTING DEFINED: HOW MUCH LIGHT DOES A WORKPLACE NEED TO HAVE?
In order to achieve the ideal feel-good factor, planning and consideration of the following points are necessary:
- Illuminance (lux). This is the luminous flux (lumens) per square meter. Since the lux value is difficult to calculate in the private sector, you should work with the lumen value here.
- Light colour
- Light direction
- Luminance distribution
- Avoidance of glare (glare-free office lights), flickering and large variances
WHICH LAMP FOR THE WORKPLACE? ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
Below, we'll outline our three favourite products for the office space. Firstly, there are the desk lamps. Desk lamps are the office lamps par excellence. They are placed on your desk and provide direct lighting for the work area. Its’s worth noting that desk lamps are available in different sizes and designs. Also pay attention to the luminous flux. We recommend about 500 lumens.
The advantages are clear at first glance: your workplace is lit directly and with a product that takes up little space on the desk. A disadvantage arises when the lamp is not properly positioned: eye strain increases. Furthermore, your desk may look a little cluttered.
For larger offices where desk lamps cannot be used, floor lamps may be suitable. Floor lamps can illuminate a very large area. Different designs guarantee that the decoration factor is not neglected either. This also creates a pleasant working atmosphere. The only possible disadvantage is that the room can feel cluttered and restrict personal freedom of movement.
We also like to use ceiling lights in everyday office life. Especially when we want to illuminate a large area such as the reception area or a meeting area. They are often available in a square or round shape and in a variety of colours and sizes. The only downside is that you'll probably need an expert to install it.
PRACTICAL TIPS: WHICH LAMP FOR THE OFFICE?
Lighting needs are an important factor when choosing office lamps. Depending on the working environment, there are different lighting needs. A desk lamp will suffice if the work area is small, whilst a ceiling lamp is more suitable for illuminating a larger area.
Energy efficiency is another essential factor when choosing your office lamps. LED bulbs are generally energy efficient and reduce energy costs.
The colour temperature of the lamp affects mood and productivity. A higher colour temperature (cool white light) helps with concentration, while a lower colour temperature (warm white light) has a calming effect.
A dimming function is useful for adjusting the brightness of the lamp to the user's needs. Stronger brightness is needed during worktime, whilst weaker brightness helps during breaks.
The design and style are also important factors to consider, when selecting lamps, especially if the lamp is considered part of the decoration of the office.
CONCLUSION: WHAT LIGHTING FOR THE OFFICE?
It is simply not possible to give a general answer to this question. In addition to your local conditions, your job is also very important. Do you work on a screen, or does your office also serve as a sales room? Questions upon questions! Our tip: Have the planning and implementation done by a professional. This saves time and nerves and can also be easy on your wallet at the end of the day. Involving an expert is the basis for ensuring that you not only meet all standards, but also have happy and satisfied employees all around.