Does The Lighting In Your Workplace Affect Staff Productivity?

Harrington Contact:

Chris Carlson
(216) 854-0349
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Top 10 Benefits of a Lighting Retrofit

  1. Reduced Electrical Consumption

  2. Increased Energy Savings

  3. Lower Maintenance

  4. Increased Maintenance Savings

  5. Safer Work Environment

  6. Reduced Carbon Footprint

  7. Improved Visual Comfort

  8. Happier Employees

  9. Rise in Productivity

  10. Demonstrates a Commitment by the Company to Improve Workplace Conditions

It’s a well known fact that when facilities upgrade to high-efficiency interior lighting, business owners realize an almost immediate cost benefit via reduced electrical consumption and overall energy savings.

But did you know that lighting in the workplace can also have a significant impact on a worker’s concentration and productivity? Recent studies have shown a significant link between light and circadian rhythms (or our “built-in clocks”) which is what determines our sleep cycle, relaxation and stimulation. Lighting has also been shown to decrease depression and improve one’s energy, mood, alertness and overall output.

Thanks to today’s lighting technology, a full dynamic range of natural daylight can be re-created in any office workplace or industrial setting. These advancements enable workplaces to tune LED fixtures for color temperature and lumens output. And that’s apparently important to workers, as surveys have shown that 68% of employees complain about the lighting in their workplaces, which can result in eye strain, headaches and bad posture.

Lighting quality is especially important in healthcare settings, where factors such as spectrum, brightness and flicker can impact patient outcome, staff productivity and the overall health of the indoor environment. And proper lighting in warehouse settings or on the factory floor can greatly improve workplace safety and even increase quality control.

Think about it: If harsh or dim lighting can be detrimental to the overall productivity at workplaces, imagine how cooler, blue or natural lighting can reverse these effects, resulting in reduced monthly energy bills and improved worker morale and increased worker efficiency.

Interested in learning more about the many benefits of a lighting retrofit in your facility? Our energy professionals make light work! We conduct energy audits and design lighting programs that help facility owners and managers take advantage of savings opportunities from high efficiency interior lighting solutions. Just contact us and we’ll be happy to assist.