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How to Choose LED Office Lighting for Your Business

Posted by Doug Root on October 03, 2018

Switching to more efficient lighting is always a sound investment for any business. LED office lighting usually pays for itself within a matter of months, and you can also feel good about contributing to a better environment.

These days, you can find virtually any style of  LED lights for business applications, so read on to discover how to select the best solutions for your unique needs.

Lighting Techniques

While you could simply set up some  linear T8 or T12 fixtures and lamps with fine results, following lighting techniques can really elevate your work environment.

The four main lighting techniques are:

  • General (Ambient) Your general lighting is your main source of light. It’s usually located on the ceiling. General light’s purpose is to fill in the spaces between desks, shelves, displays, and so on.
  • Accent Accent LED office lighting highlights specific parts of the room, such as shelves, products, or displays.
  • Task Task lighting is used when you need additional light for specific purposes. For example, you may use task lighting to illuminate a work desk or a dressing room.
  • Decorative Decorative lighting is lighting that’s used to add a personal touch to the room. For example, color-changing LED strips around display shelves or an ornate chandelier in the middle of the room can both add a memorable touch.

Color Temperature

In addition to considering the style of lighting you want to use, you should also select an ideal color temperature. Modern LED office lighting is able to replicate most lighting, from cold, clinical LED strips to warm antique-style bulbs. Light temperature is measured using the Kelvin (K) scale.

Here’s a quick overview to help you select the right temperature:

  • 5100K and higher: Full Spectrum
  • 3600K - 5000K: cool white/natural white light (daylight)
  • 2000K - 3500K: warm/soft white

Brightness (Lumens)

When selecting LED lights for business applications, it’s important to select a pleasant brightness. A lamp’s brightness is now measured in lumens, not wattage. This is an important distinction to make because LEDs are so efficient that they’re able to put out more lumens per watt than incandescent, halogen, or fluorescent bulbs.

In order to find the best LED office lighting, you may need to experiment with lumens. In a store or office setting, 1.5 to 2.5 lumens per square foot is generally recommended.

The first step is to find the total cubic area of the room. You do this by multiplying the length times the width times the height (L x W x H).

Once you’ve established the total cubic area, you simply multiply that figure by 2.5. That number is the total amount of lumens you want for the room. If you want the room to be slightly less bright, you could multiply it by 2 or even 1.5.

Contact Our Experts for More Information

For assistance in selecting the best LED office lighting, please feel free to contact our in-house lighting specialists. We’ll be happy to offer further guidance. Call us at 1-888-988-2852 or  contact us online now. Save on the best LED lighting solutions on the market when you shop online at Atlanta Light Bulbs.

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