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5 reasons why office lighting is important

Lighting in an office is more important than you think. We give you 5 reasons why office lighting is important for employees, the company, as well as the rest of the world.

1. Employee health

Poor lighting can lead to headaches and fatigue, negatively impacting workers’ health. A study by the American Society of Interior Designers found that 68% of workers complain about the lighting in their workspace. The right amount of light with minimal glare and shadow can improve the overall health and well-being of employees. Healthy employees are more productive and less likely to be sick, leading to less absenteeism and higher satisfaction.

2. Improving Productivity

Good office lighting can significantly increase productivity. Research by Cornell University shows that exposure to light can increase productivity by as much as 20%. Our experienced designers know how to translate this into a lighting plan that improves employee concentration and efficiency. Consider strategically placing lighting and calculating in advance how much light falls on a desk.

3. Saving Energy and Money

Energy-efficient lighting contributes to significant energy savings for your office. Depending on the existing lighting, the savings with energy-efficient LED lighting can be up to 67%. With today’s high energy prices, you’ll quickly recoup this investment. Calculate your personal savings with our savings calculator and find out how much you can save with energy-efficient lighting.

4. Improvement of Work.

Different tasks require different levels of light. Research shows that dim lighting increases people’s creativity, which is ideal for meeting rooms. Bright light works better in workplaces where concentration is needed. This is according to a study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology. We take this into account in the lighting plan, so that each workspace is optimally lit for the specific tasks performed there.

5. Better Sleep Rhythm

Light plays an important role in regulating our biological rhythm, which affects sleep patterns and energy levels. Research shows that exposure to bright light in the morning helps synchronize the biological clock, which improves our sleep and rhythm. Dimmed light, on the other hand, helps scale focus and better prepares you for rest. This results in better sleep and less stress.


Office lighting is essential for employee well-being, improving productivity, conserving energy, supporting various work activities and regulating sleep rhythms. Good lighting can have a positive impact on the overall atmosphere and efficiency within an office environment. Investing in the right lighting is therefore a smart choice for any office owner. Wondering how to optimize your office with the right lighting? Contact our team of lighting experts for a customized lighting plan.

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Maurice Arons