02 Jun Get Your Commercial Lighting Right
As a business owner, you need to ensure that your office has the right amenities, ambience and facilities and that your employees have a comfortable atmosphere to work in. Not only will that keep your staff happy, but will increase the overall productivity of your business as well.
When it comes to office or commercial interior design, there are a number of things that have to be taken into account; while most business owners focus on getting ergonomic furniture, installing well-planned work stations and having the right amenities, many overlook the lighting aspect.
Regardless of how well-planned and decorated your office is, if it is poorly-lit, that will only mar the appearance of your office and make the spaces look dull and drab. This can impact the enthusiasm of your employees; it will also affect the momentum of work and the productivity of your team. Here are some pointers that will help you get your office lighting right:
#1 Indoor lighting
You don’t need to add very large or elaborate electrical fixtures to brighten up dark areas in your office. You can create a brighter ambience in the indoor spaces of your office by following these pointers:
- Install spot lights or pot lights in dark corners or niches.
- If some areas in the office don’t have any natural light filtering in at all, make it a point to add sufficient lighting here. Use track lights in ceilings and task lighting in areas that have workstations.
- Too much of white light can make your office space look cold and stark. On the other hand, if you install only yellow lights, that will create an excessively casual and cosy atmosphere. Use a mix and match of yellow and white light to strike the right balance and create a comfortable space to work in.
- The same concepts can be applied to lighting in other commercial spaces. The type of lighting you use will be dependent on the kind of business you run and the décor and design theme that exist in that space.
#2 Outdoor lighting
If you are a business that is looking to attract traffic in the later hours of the day/night, you would have to consider outdoor lighting very carefully. The exterior of your building should be well illuminated. Not only does this add to the aesthetics of the structure, but increases the safety aspect of your property as well.
If you have a driveway and other large entranceways leading to your commercial property, make it a point to use the right fixtures so they have sufficient lighting. Some of the lighting features that can be installed in outdoor spaces include:
- Boundary wall lights
- Lamp posts
- Gate post lamps
- Paver lights
- Recessed lighting
- Wall lights
- Decorative sconces
- Entryway lights
- Driveway and pathway lamps
#3 Backup power
Commercial spaces are highly dependent on electricity to run their businesses efficiently. Regardless of whether you have an office, retail space or any other type of business, a power outage can result in downtime that can impact the productivity of your staff and the profitability of your commercial set up. This is why having sufficient and well-planned backup power is crucial to the running of your business.
Consult an experienced electrical company and get a backup generator installed; this will help protect your business from unproductive hours. In case of a power outage, the backup generator will kick in and help keep all the computers, equipment, devices and appliances on your property up and running.
While there is significant upfront cost involved in getting an effective and branded electrical backup system installed, it’s well worth the investment. For any questions about our electrical services, you can consult with our experts and they will provide you the best advice and quotes for all your electrical installation needs. You can call us at 1300 169 263 or write to us at this email address.
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