Having the right type of lighting in a commercial premises is a top priority for all business owners. Poor lighting can effect an employees health, eye straining and headaches are ones we hear about all the time. These discomforts can have a harsh outcome on the employees productivity and positive attitude in the workplace and this is why it should be crucial on getting the design right the first time around. A commercial electrician will have the skills, knowledge and experience to map out any type of lighting system, whether in offices, retail shops or any other type of commercial property.
Not all commercial spaces are the same and illumination will be different for each one. Having the correct brightness can be essential for setting the right mood through-out your working area. In offices and retail outlets a neutral to cool white light is advised as productivity is proven to be high when this type of light is used. The lighting Lux levels also need to be spot on, the Lux levels is the light strength from the light and the value indicates the amount of light that will fall on a specific area. Energy efficient lighting will be essential as light in the workspace will be on full time through-out the working day. Motion sensors in bathrooms, meeting rooms, kitchen and stairwells can be installed to reduce energy bills as lights only need to be illuminated when in use.
We always recommend choosing LED lighting, its the next best thing to natural sunlight. As well as the energy savings over incandescent or halogen lighting, you have complete light level control and distribution so your team get the right light to optimise their productivity. Most lighting in offices and retail outlets are recessed, downlights and panel lights are a good choice as light can be evenly distributed in large areas and you also have the option of tri-colour. Pendant lighting might suit the smaller professional firms, adding a gentle ambient light to the office space. The lighting we get asked about so much, track-lighting, can be used in all areas of commercial premises and is ideal for illuminating reception areas, bathrooms and kitchens.