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How Lighting Impacts Office Productivity

As a business owner, productive employees are your greatest assets. While there are a variety of factors that impact how productive your workplace is, there is often one thing that is overlooked: lighting. Reading in the dark can cause strain on your eyes, but the wrong lighting in the workplace can have an even greater impact than that. Did you know that according to the Gallup’s State of the Local Workplace statistics, 85% of employees are not engaged or are actively disengaged at work? Lighting has a direct effect on that.

TPU Lighting RebateDisadvantages to dim lighting and fluorescent lights:

Dim lights cause eye strain and headaches. If lighting is inadequate, your employees are forced to work harder to see their papers, computer screens, or workstations. Dim lighting can also cause drowsiness. This makes them feel sluggish and could cause them to feel less motivated to get their job done well. Fluorescent lights are also tough on the eyes and can trigger headaches for some people.

Advantages to LED lighting and natural light:

Natural light is always the best alternative to harsh, dim lighting. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by Future Workplace and published by Harvard Business Review, natural light and views of the outdoors are what employees want most in their workplace environment. Natural light helps boost mood, heightens productivity levels, and helps the body produce vitamin D, which aids in sleeping and focus.

When natural light is combined with quality LED lighting, the impact on office productivity could be substantial. So, consider setting aside the time and money for a lighting renovation. LED panel lights are easily mounted on different surfaces, including grid ceilings, recessed ceilings, and much more. LED lights display softer light that is easier on the eyes and many of them also have the option to adjust light levels as needed. They do not produce glaring light, which is better for your employee’s eyesight.

Maybe you have a workspace that is not traditional and needs a lighting renovation that is unique and customizable. LED lights can be modified to fit your office building, warehouse, or commercial space. Our experienced team of commercial electricians can talk to you about customizable lighting solutions that can be adapted to fit different spaces. We have the expertise you can trust to install your lights correctly and accurately, so there is no disruption in workflow.

Did you know that according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, most people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors? That does not allow for much time outdoors with exposure to natural light. It is important to recognize how important natural light, combined with quality LED lighting is for not just your employee’s health and productivity, but for yours as a hard-working business owner as well.

So, if a light replacement project is on the horizon for your business, contact our commercial electricians at Tapps Electric. We will ensure everything is wired and installed properly, so you can continue running your business seamlessly. Right now is a great time to act, too. You could save even more money by taking advantage of rebates from Tacoma Public Utilities, which could provide up to 100% rebates for lighting upgrades for your office, warehouse, or commercial building.

No matter how big or small the project, we take pride in finishing every job with precision and quality. Contact us today for questions about your commercial electrical project.

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