Office Lighting

PRODUCTS

Track Lighting Series

The Track Lighting Series is L.E.D World’s keystone product range. They are semi-modular, meaning that you have the ability for light fittings to be switched between and slid along tracks without the help of an electrician. Featuring a 360 degree movement range, they provide the ability to change the illumination focus area. This is great for retail stores or art galleries, where the environment is frequently changing. The architectural cylinder shaped design makes the Track Lighting Series perfect for every application.

Linear Lighting Series

Linear LED lights are architectural lengths of pristine aluminium fittings. They are best suited for a variety of projects including offices, retail space, shopping centres, hotels and some residential kitchen areas. The profiles can be cut to customer sizes and lengths which are surface mounted, suspended or recessed into the ceiling and can be painted any colour to suit company branding or the interiors colour ways.

Linear Lighting Series

Linear LED lights are architectural lengths of pristine aluminium fittings. They are best suited for a variety of projects including offices, retail space, shopping centres, hotels and some residential kitchen areas. The profiles can be cut to customer sizes and lengths which are surface mounted, suspended or recessed into the ceiling and can be painted any colour to suit company branding or the interiors colour ways.

Linear Pendant Light For Office

OFFICE LIGHTING TIPS, GUIDE & IDEAS

Why do you need good lighting in offices?

Choosing the right lighting in an office space impacts working conditions and overall aesthetics of the space. Staff will perform better in a healthy and suitably lit environment created specifically for practical use. Attention must also be paid to the overall look of the lighting plan and the image it creates for visitors of your premises.

What are the drawbacks of traditional lighting used in offices?

The recessed fluorescent troffer tube lights (1200mm x 300mm) commonly used in offices can be expensive to maintain and time-consuming to replace. Performance-wise they experience a loss of light levels over time, can have flickering issues, emit buzzing sounds, and have poor light distribution qualities.

Why LED lighting is the future of office lighting.

The future will see an increased use of LED lighting because of its long lifespan and cost-effectiveness. These low maintenance and low heat lights have a high lumen output, provide an even light distribution, and they can be integrated with digital dimming systems. The features of LED lighting also allow for customized light levels for individual work spaces.

What is the best light for office productivity?

Studies done in the mid-to-late 90’s allude to the disruptive impact that poorly maintained lighting can have on productivity. Flicker, insufficient lighting for tasks, absence of brightness controls, and unnatural colour temperatures which are characteristic of older lighting methods were cited as the main causes for complaint. Given that LED lighting addresses many of these unwanted impediments to productivity, it is unsurprising that a 2010 study found that ‘LED supports positive mood, extended wakefulness and speeded performance’ when compared with fluorescent lighting.

Maintenance/Lifespan

Minimal maintenance for lights within an office space means less interruption and more productivity. This is a benefit of choosing light fittings with longer lifespans. With all of the operating costs associated with an office, choice of lighting can save time spent tending to repairs and can also save on energy expenditure.

Height

Ceiling heights within an office will typically range between 2800mm and 3500mm. Work spaces that have ceilings at the higher end of this range are best served by using suspended light fittings over task-based areas. This allows for the correct concentration of light for important tasks. Surface and recessed mounted lights would be used to provide a more even distribution of light for general purpose areas.

Colour Temperatures

Warm White

Often used for non-task areas like kitchens, bathrooms, and break rooms. This colour gives the room a more relaxed ambiance and provide staff with needed a feeling of rest whilst not performing high-concentration tasks.

Cool White

Best for task areas because they provide the best lumen output per watt. This type of lighting is ideal for reading and writing.

Regulations

AS/NZS 1680.2.2:2008 mandates that workplace light levels are appropriate for tasks carried out in an office. Levels of 320 - 400lux in areas where visual tasks are moderately difficult with moderate detail are recommended. These light levels are intended for routine office activities such as reading, writing, typing, and attending an enquiry desk.

Emergency Lighting

Pathfinders and exit lighting are part of the required emergency lighting needed in an office. Pathfinders provide a sufficient level of light to help guide occupants toward exits. These can be in batten form or a round disk similar to Downlights. Exit lighting is fixed above a door or level change. These signs uniformly use green letters to spell out ‘EXIT’.

Watts Per Square-Metre

Building Code of Australia Section J6 dictates the maximum watts per m2 to ensure energy efficiency and appropriate lighting is utilised within workplaces.

Glare

Computer screens and other reflective or shiny surfaces can impact glare. The correct light fitting is essential to avoid unwanted light distribution.

Mounting Methods

Office building comes in many shapes and sized. They vary in ceiling heights, construction technology and materials, and the sizeof spaces. Usually, a combination of surface and suspension mounted light fittings will ensure your space has adequate lighting to perform necessary tasks.

Surface Mounted Office Lighting

Surface Mounted

For general lighting areas and low ceilings, surface mounting is the best installation method for offices. It provides a stealth, but effective method of distributing light across your offices walls, floor and desks

Suspended / Hanging Office Lighting

Suspension Mounted

Suspension mounted lights are the best solution for high ceilings and working areas (such as desks and tables). They allow concentrated light to be projected into specific areas of your space.

Ceiling Types

Office Lighting For Plaster Ceilings

Plaster Ceilings

Office Lighting For Concrete Ceilings

Concrete Ceilings

Office Lighting For T-Bar Ceilings

Drop / T-Bar Ceilings

Lighting Design Service

If you are building or renovating and not sure which lights to use where, we offer a lighting design service. Simply send us your reflective ceiling plan (floor plan) and let us know your desired outcome. Someone from our design team will access your space and make a calculated recommendation of what type and how many lights you need.

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