Energy Efficient Lighting Guide for Offices
On average, commercial buildings waste around 30% of the energy they use. This is a huge amount, and with our impact on the environment needing to change, it’s important that we save energy where possible – lighting presents us with clear opportunities to do so. Arc Business Interiors have created a guide to LED lighting for offices to help you save energy.
What was once a fancy new invention that only the richest and most forward-thinking were aware of/could afford, LED lighting is now a common solution for those wanting to cut down on their energy bills without sacrificing the quality of their lighting. There are a number of benefits that come with the use of LED lighting:
Lifespan – LED lights can provide as much as 50,000 hours of usage. That’s a huge figure, nearly 25 times the lifespan of a traditional lightbulb.
Energy usage – When you compare LED lightbulbs to normal ones, the energy usage results are stark: normal bulbs use considerably more energy than LED ones – 75% more, in fact.
Cost – The initial cost of LED lights may be higher than normal incandescent bulbs, but over time, their low energy usage, compounded by their long lifespan will see you save plenty of money on your energy bills.
LED Lighting and Productivity
Studies have shown a link between the use of LED lighting and the productivity of staff. For example, incandescent lighting is a leading cause of glare and eyestrain, which severely hampers work performance and can lead to headaches. With LED lighting, these problems are eliminated.
LED lighting is designed to closely mimic natural light. Natural light helps to boost our moods and energy, so LED lighting in the office can help maintain happy, stimulated and productive employees.
LED lighting offers both financial and energy savings, and it benefits your staff which will in turn benefit your company. It’s these features that make it such a popular form of lighting, so if you’d like to reap the rewards, install LED lighting in your office today.
Arc Business Interiors are experts in office refits. Our team of brilliant, creative professionals can transform your workplace, and specialise in innovative office lighting solutions – we know how to design offices that are directly conducive to productivity and happy employees. For more information about how we can help you, please contact us today and we’ll be happy to help.