The psychological effects of lighting in offices
Light affects employee slight, stress, and well-being. By controlling workplace lighting, employees are more engaged with their employers, which helps significantly improve overall employee well-being. In addition, individually controlled lighting produces significant energy savings.
Among the benefits of controlling light in our company we have the following:
Light output quality
The quality of light has a significant impact on the psychological outcome of perceptions, learning, emotional, physiological responses and reasoning. Good quality light output improves visual performance, interpersonal communication and well-being. Low-quality lighting can be uncomfortable and confusing, and affects the performance of the visual task.
Lighting for human needs
People's needs are complex. Emotions, actions, perceptions and health are influenced by enlightenment. The fundamental thing for human needs is visibility, as it is the detection and organization of light patterns that allow a person to analyze and evaluate the environment. visibility is critical to a greater number of human needs, i.e. task performance, mood, atmosphere, visual comfort, aesthetic judgment, health, safety and welfare and social communication.
It is the most critical aspect of good quality lighting. The purpose of the lighting designs and the orientations of the luminaires is to facilitate great visual comfort. This is the main reason for good visibility and visual comfort for a lighting designer in all other respects. The situation becomes more challenging to properly illuminate an office space with employees from different age groups. For older employees, the office space should be brighter and its contrast higher to achieve the desired visibility levels compared to young and middle-aged employees.
Performance at work.
The most important goal for all employees in a workplace is to perform their task efficiently and in a timely manner. Lighting should allow users to get the job done and meet the goal.
Mood and environment
A luminous environment triggers a variety of human emotions. For example, preference, satisfaction, relaxation and reasoning are influenced by enlightenment. These emotional states can further affect employees' job performance.
Visual comfort is an essential need in a workplace that can affect task performance, health, safety, mood and employee environment. Employees may feel stressed in a poor lighting environment.
Interpersonal communications in a workplace are facilitated by good lighting conditions, as they affect facial recognition. In addition, facial recognition is an important aspect for safety and requires not only a well-lit workplace but also facial features highlighted by a specific light pattern.