If you run an office environment, you’ll likely be familiar with drawbacks. While indeed a closed environment is perfect for tech companies, data companies and even down to everyday accountants and solicitors offices, the sight of employees forlornly gazing out of the windows and criticism of stark office lighting might be commonplace in your work environment.
Perhaps even, when the day is set to begin you’ll notice a few bleary faces and vague murmurs of tiredness across your office.
Even the most highly motivated individual might feel sometimes that they simply cannot keep their eyes open at points in the office, and to others, they may feel that office lighting is so stark, they simply cannot maintain focus. It has been well documented in various news sources as of late just how unhealthy working for a minimum of 6 hours at an office can be, and you can help your employees by installing human centric lighting as part of your next lighting overhaul.
But what exactly is human centric lighting? It’s simple. Human Centric Lighting denotes a certain kind of purpose built lighting (usually of the LED variety, such as LED Strip Lights or LED Rope Lights) which is considerate of human needs. With your older bulbs, you’ve no doubt noticed that they’re rather yellow. Human Centric Lighting is designed to tune brightness and colour temperature to patterns which are conducive to natural daytime stimulation.
While indeed antiquated lighting is of course, bright, it’s really not good for human beings. Human Centric Lighting is adjustable, and configurable to give off varying light values at varying times of the day, such as providing blue enriched light during the day (not to worry, you won’t have a blue office! While the human eye can’t see it, it’s most certainly there.) Immediate benefits are added stimulation to your employees, as the blue light sends signals to the brain which stirs up the body’s innate concept of night and day – something which is only replicated by sitting outside in the sun.
It should be noted that blue light has been pinpointed to sleeplessness when it is used at night. An office environment with blue light should not cause any form of sleep issues, as the effect is instantaneous and wears off as soon as the light ceases.
Human beings are wired to be awake during the day, and the results of this technology when used in hospitals have shown that indeed, human advances in lighting can even fool the human body.
LED Lighting has already made waves in the business world for it’s low emissions, environmentally friendliness and also for the fact that so much money can be saved by replacing your existing systems with LED.
The fact that something as simple as opting for a varying fitting can improve employee performance is the icing on the cake and a very valid reason why any office or indoor working environment should switch to LED Lighting as soon as they are able.