When choosing the lighting in office spaces, it is not only about design but also about the comfort and health of employees. AVA TECH is ready to offer interesting and practical lighting concepts for offices and workspaces that will help make your office stylish and increase the productivity of your employees.
The light for the office space should create a working atmosphere and do not negatively affect eyesight. To properly illuminate an office, you need to combine three types of lighting – general, local, and area lighting.
A solution that is currently widely popular for workspaces, Human Centric Lighting is a biodynamic artificial lighting system that simulates the natural dynamics of the lighting environment – changing the color of the shade and intensity of the daylight.
Biodynamic lighting can positively affect the well-being and work capacity of workers in industrial premises and in offices with a lack of daylight during daylight hours, as well as in the autumn-winter period when the body’s internal clock is hardly synchronized with the dynamics of natural light.
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Office lighting is an important aspect of keeping employees healthy. It should be designed in such a way that eye strain on workers is minimized. Plus, having the right lighting reduces stress and helps you focus better. Therefore, the office lighting project should be developed by professionals.
Our team “AVA TEK” has extensive experience in the design of both shop window lighting and office space. The company’s specialists draw up a project taking into account the following factors:
- the amount of natural light in the room;
- the color scheme of the walls;
- location of the working area.
Combined lighting should be used for the work area: upper diffused and local. For overhead lighting, diode spotlights with warm light are most often used. These are economical, gently diffuse light without harm to the eyes, and they do not create a dazzling effect. An important detail of office luminaires for the working area is the ability to adjust the brightness of the luminous flux: brighter in the evening and less bright in the daytime.
For local illumination, table lamps and lamps with a colder light are used, which contributes to better concentration. The luminous flux must be adjustable to the individual needs of each worker. Lamps and luminaires should be installed on the left side. Only with this arrangement does it not harm the eyesight.
Lighting for the office recreation area
Since the working day of office workers is often not standardized, an important aspect of maintaining health and keeping an emotional state is a properly designed recreation area with adequate lighting.
Pendant lamps with warm light are used to illuminate the recreation area in office premises. Competently selected illumination of decorative elements, floor lamps, miniature table lamps will create a relaxing atmosphere and comfort in the recreation area.
Our company in its projects uses only high-quality lighting devices for lighting solutions, the manufacturers of which are known in the market for the quality of lighting products in accordance with established standards.
You can get acquainted with the work on lighting design, as well as place an online application for ordering a project on our official website.
How to Improve Office Productivity with Lighting?
Biodynamic lighting (Human Centric Lighting) can positively affect the well-being and work capacity of workers in offices with a lack of daylight during daylight hours, as well as in the autumn-winter period when the body's internal clock is hardly synchronized with the dynamics of natural light. The meaning of such lighting for offices is that human activity increases significantly at 4000-6000 K illumination and decreases if the illumination is 2700-3500 K. Working all day long at high color temperatures (6000 K) is harmful. At low color temperatures (2700 K), a person will feel tired early and will not be productive at work. Thus, biodynamic lighting, by changing the temperature throughout the day, will help to properly maintain the employee's productivity at the desired level all day, without harm to his health.
What is Human Centric Lighting or Biodynamic Lighting?
Human Centric Lighting is a biodynamic artificial lighting system that simulates the natural dynamics of the light environment - changing the color shade of daylight and its intensity. HCL is advisable to use in any room where people spend most of the of its day, this artificial lighting system is simply necessary for rooms where the concentration of attention, a person's mood, and well-being are important.
What luminaires to choose for office lighting?
For proper office lighting, it is necessary to combine three types of lighting - general, local and zonal. For office premises, linear lighting is very popular; it is suitable for illuminating aisles and employee desks. Accents will help us to place track lights, which can be used with different reflectors to create different types of light beams with different opening angles. Also, in modern offices, it will not be superfluous to create various design lighting solutions that can complement the interior of your office.
What lighting parameters should you choose for office lighting?
For offices, neutral light with a color temperature of 3500-4000 K is suitable, and for recreation and waiting areas, it is better to choose a warmer light of 2500-3000 K. At the same time, the difference in the temperature of light in the office should not be too large. Color rendering level, we advise you to choose not less than Ra ≥80. The illumination level can be 400 lux with combined illumination and 300 lux with ambient illumination only. For offices where small drawing work or reading of printed materials is carried out, the illumination level can be increased to 500 lux.