When you think of quality lighting, what comes to mind? For us, it means an energy efficient bulb that fits your needs. Whether you’re lighting a restaurant, apartment building, or office space, it’s important to consider that quality lighting is whatever allows occupants to work or live comfortably. Are your employees able to complete the tasks at hand in a space with adequate lighting that doesn’t tire eyes? Are tenants able to relax without distraction from harsh bulbs? This is why quality lighting matters in business.
So, what are some of the most important things that quality lighting impacts?
These days, quality lighting is synonymous with energy efficient lighting. For many contractors and building owners, energy savings is a huge part of their lighting plan, not only in regard to overall budget, but because of its impact on the environment—think minimizing light pollution, maximizing recyclability, etc.
With proper lighting, employees are able to perform to the best of their ability. Adversely, poor lighting can lead to eye strain and eye fatigue, overall tiredness and other distractions. Temperature and intensity thus become hugely important in a workspace; a distraction-free office leads to more productive and generally happy employees.
Health and well-being
Hand in hand with productivity, it’s clear that lighting affects our general health. With poor lighting comes tired eyes and headaches, while proper, quality lighting can actually make us healthier! By changing light distribution and maintaining color temperature, good lighting has been shown to increase alertness, without the issue of increased fatigue later.
Design and architecture
Lighting is often an afterthought for contractors, but we believe it should be brought to the forefront. Not only can proper lighting improve employee productivity and create energy savings, but it can really add depth and movement to a space. Highlighting special building features, focusing on lighting direction, and paying close attention to temperature and intensity can all have a bearing on your space, making it somewhere people truly enjoy being.
Whatever quality lighting means to you, we’re certain it contains a few of the things discussed above. EarthTronics offers countless options for contractors and managers, ready to change up their lighting plan, save money, and provide occupants with a comfortable space. Take a look at our products here, and contact us today with any questions on how to improve your business with quality lighting.