It’s common knowledge that by replacing existing light fittings with LED fittings you can save up to 80% on energy bills. However, the financial benefits of good lighting extend further than you might think….
Carefully planned lighting can also save a company money in less obvious ways. It is a well established fact that light has a profound effect on people psychologically and physiologically. Research has shown that good lighting can improve cognitive performance, concentration, productivity, and visual comfort 1Viola, A. U., James, L. M., Schlangen, L. J., & Dijk, D. J. (2008). Blue-enriched white light in the workplace improves self-reported alertness, performance and sleep quality. Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health, 297-3062Mills, P. R., Tomkins, S. C., & Schlangen, L. J. (2007). The effect of high correlated colour temperature office lighting on employee wellbeing and work performance. Journal of circadian rhythms, 5(1), 1.. These findings have prompted innovators in the lighting industry to design products which control the composition of light to match the needs of the individual throughout the day, this is known as human centric lighting. Lighting Partners London are working on this technology, going beyond what is currently available to bring further benefits.
- Reduced Maintenance
Compact fluorescent and halogen bulbs regularly need to be changed. The excessive heat these bulbs give off also can cause damage to the diffuser or lense of the fitting thus reducing light quality. In contrast LED lighting is intended to be maintenance free. The extended lifetime of the products we supply means that in many cases a lifetime of greater than 15 years can be achieved. Although an occasional wipe-down may be required to remove dust and dirt.
Note: Be sure to check that any fitting you are using are designed from the ground up for LED and are not simply legacy fittings with an LED module installed, these will not bring the full benefits of the LED revolution.
- Optimised lighting planning
A quality lighting plan will make sure that the lighting needs of the space are met without using unnecessary or excessive lighting. We can do this by taking into account how the space will be used, making the most of natural light, and providing appropriate controls. We also use software, such as Relux, to calculate the optimum lighting layout for the given space.
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