Office lights, Productivity, Safety, lighting for remodels
The past week we have had several customers contact us because they have moved from one office space to another or have completed a remodel and the existing lighting doesn’t work for their needs.
We begin the process with them to determine what is not working with the lighting, it may be casting shadows now because of different furniture placement, in one case the previous tenant didn’t want much light and had removed fluorescent tubes from the fixtures. In another situation the lens was missing from the fixtures so there was glare and the light wasn’t focused where they needed it. Sometimes the lighting can be a relatively easy fix – replacement of lamps and tubes, or ballast, sometimes new fixtures are needed. In any case, lighting is not a one size fits everyone’s needs, each business and person is unique as to their goals and how the lighting can help to accomplish that.
CRI Color Rendering Index, Indoor lighting, Office lights, Productivity
The color of your walls, flooring and furniture can change your lighting. Dark colors on the walls, on the floor or in your furniture actually absorbs light. Light colored walls can reflect and intensify the light. If you have changed any of these things and you feel like your lighting is not the same you are correct, it’s not.
In any remodeling of space, lighting needs to be considered. How much lighting do you need? What is the space being used for? Do you want the space to be warm and cozy or bright and crisp? Do you need true color appearance- rendering?
As you are planning to make changes in your home or office be sure to consider how this will affect your light!
Indoor lighting, Eyes and Lighting, Aging Eyes, Productivity, Safety
As we age our eyes change. Our pupils become more fixed so the amount of light entering our eyes is less. The lens becomes yellowed so we don’t perceive colors as well. At 60 our eyes require 2 times as much lighting to see and perform tasks as we did at 30. Most lighting systems are designed with a 30 year old user in mind. For performance, productivity and safety, lighting needs to be considered as we age.