4 Benefits of LED lighting in offices
People spend about a third of their day at work, so it's not hard to imagine the importance of lighting in the workplace. The use of LED lighting is on the rise in homes around the world and in the workplace as well.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Energy has not been "The widespread use of LED lighting has the greatest potential impact on global energy savings. By 2027, widespread use of LEDs could save about 348 TWh (compared to no LED usage) of electricity: this is the equivalent annual electrical production of 44 large power plants (1000 megawatts each) and a total savings of more than $30 thousand millions at current electricity prices."
There are several aspects where LED lighting in the workplace is important today.
Proper lighting is key to productivity and convenience in office environments and often determines employee perception, mood, and performance. A study by the American Society of Interior Designers found the following:
- Sixty-eight percent of employees complain about light in their workspace.
- 75 percent report that they could be more efficient and productive in better light.
- 30 percent suffer from headaches due to eye fatigue.
- 25 percent report losing 15 minutes per day due to eye focus problems. This is equivalent to a week and a half each year.
Workplace lighting improvements are closely related to improved employee performance. In fact, a study from Cornell University showed that a 3 to 5 percent increase in worker productivity could be achieved with LED lighting.
For more industrial workplaces, better LED lighting helps involved in factory work, resulting in more accurate returns and fewer errors, ultimately keeping costs low and increasing Productivity.
The high quality of LED lighting helps people be more attentive to their environment at work, including small hazards that could cause someone to trip or fall. In addition to daily risks, there may be sudden emergencies. Emergency exit signs are typically LED due to their clarity, brightness and long service life.
Those same attributes can be translated into any workplace equipped with LED lighting. Especially in the event of an emergency, it is essential that offices, stairs and exits are well lit to ensure everyone's safety.
LED lighting allows personal choice in work environments, whether it involves what a person prefers or the task at hand. LED lights allow people to use different levels of lighting. By using individual controls that employees can operate on their workstations, productivity and overall well-being can increase.
Corporate social responsibility
LED lights require relatively low amounts of energy to power them. This can reduce lighting consumption by 55-90 percent. An LED light can usually last up to 60,000 hours, which is considerably longer than incandescent and fluorescent lighting alternatives.
This is not only better for your budget, but also for the environment by reducing carbon emissions. In addition, the elimination of phosphorus and particularly toxic mercury in the tubes is an environmental problem. They are not recyclable and eventually end up in landfills. LED lights do not contain harmful chemicals and, as a result, are fully recyclable at the end of their useful life. Switching to energy-efficient LED lighting greatly reduces a company's carbon footprint, showing the business as an example of environmental responsibility.
Switching to LED lighting can allow your business to get many benefits. Contact us today for a free energy cost savings assessment and see what GreenTech Solutions Group can do for your business.