When it comes to your work space, lighting goes beyond the visibility factor.  The quality of your lighting in the workspace can have a dramatic effect on your productivity, your comfort and potentially your happiness at work.  The electricians at D&H Electric can help you choose appropriate lighting and fixtures to help optimize your work space environment.  Here are some tips to consider when lighting your office space.

Natural Light

The first thing to take into account when it comes to visibility is the amount of natural light that is already provided.  If your office has windows move the furniture near or under the window so you can take advantage of the natural light.  Natural light is easier on the eyes and sunlight can improve the overall mood of the workplace.

Overhead Lighting

Overhead lighting may not be the best source of light in an office setting.  This lighting can sometimes be to dim and the location of the lights can be ineffective.  It is recommended to have other sources of light to pair with the overhead lights.  Unique fixtures on the ceilings could be a great way to spruce up the work space.

Task Lighting

If your office lacks natural and overhead lighting, adding task lighting can benefit the employee work areas. Task lights are usually lamps you can plug in behind computers and work stations.  You might want to consider an LED strip or other styles of LED lights made to mimic the look of natural light.

Ambient and Corrective Light

Staring at a computer for eight hours can cause serious eye strain if not properly lit.  Ambient light can help soften light that can come from overhead and or track lighting.  LED lamps are a great way to set a positive mood as well as help light up your workspace.  You can even select different colors to fit your needs.

Common mistakes when lighting an office:

  1. Selecting lights without planning: Before choosing any office lighting, always have an idea of where you want the lights placed and what you want the lights to do.
  2. Improper Installation: Doing installation on your own could cause you more money in the long run. Using certified electricians will guarantee effective instillation.
  3. Choosing the wrong type of lighting: The lights in your office should be bright but not too bright.  You do not want to create an uncomfortable feeling in the office.
  4. Using the wrong fixtures: Choosing fixtures that are not effective can shorten the lifespan of your office lighting, thus costing you more money.

If you have any questions about the lighting for your Yuma office give D&H Electric a call at (928) 726-5671 and let our expert electricians give you a hand!