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General Information: LED Office Lighting
Best Office LED Lighting FixturesThe best office light fixtures are ones that provide the proper ratio of brightness and balance. There are many reasons why office lighting can be poor. Too bright, not bright enough, shadows, flickering fluorescent lights, or humming fluorescent ballasts. You can correct a lot of these issues by converting to LED office lights for commercial spaces.
How to Improve Office LightingIt depends on the type of problem you have. Too bright is as bad as not bright enough. You can fix uneven lighting, shadows, or unbalanced lighting by lighting layouts and choosing the right fixtures. Fluorescent fixtures that hum and flicker can be eliminated by converting to LED.
OSHA Office Lighting StandardsThey do. OSHA provides candle-feet breakdowns for various types of work as follows:
- First-aid stations, offices, and infirmaries: 30 foot-candles.
- General construction plants and shops: 10-foot candles.
- General construction area: 5 foot-candles.
How to Upgrade to Commercial LED Office Lighting FixturesFirst, start with an office lighting plan. The plan will show the needed light levels. It will also display how even and balanced the lighting will be in the entire space or room by room. You can swap fixtures in the plan – solving all the issues in the planning stages.
Best Kelvin Color Temperature for LED Office LightsThe two main options we offer are 4000K and 5000K. 4000K is a nice warm natural light but less white with warmer tones than 5000K.
Should Commercial Office Buildings Retrofit to LED Lighting?Yes, expected energy savings can be between 50% and 75% with LED commercial office light fixtures. Maintenance costs will drop, and the quality of lighting will improve. The work environment will also improve. Problems associated with fluorescent lighting, like eye strain and headaches, should diminish.
Best LED Commercial Office Lighting
- 25 Watt Color Adjustable 2X2 LED Back Lit Panel | 3472 Lumens | 3000K to 5000K | 100-277V
- 40 Watt 2X4 LED Back Lit Panel | 5605 Lumens | Color Adjustable | 100-277V
- 35 to 50 Watt Power & Color Adjustable 2X4 LED Back Lit Panel | 5202 to 7092 Lumens | 3000K to 5000K | 100-277V | Motion Sensor
- 2X4 LED Back Lit Panel | Power and Color Selectable | Emergency Backup
Before You Buy: LED Office Lighting
How Bright Should LED Office Lighting Be?It varies from office to office and depends on the application of the office. Too bright is as bad as not bright enough. We typically are asked to do office lighting plans achieving foot candles between 30 and 50-foot candles.
Best Type of Lighting for an OfficeThere is no one best or right office lighting fixtures. There are the best office lights that work best for your space. It starts with a lighting plan. Where we try combinations of LED lights until we find the right light fixture option and layout. We sort all problems out in the lighting plan before any commitments.
How to Determine Lighting Requirements Based on Office Square FootageThe best way is to determine what light levels you want in your commercial office space. Send us the layout or floor measurements along with the mounting heights. Let us put together a lighting plan for you. In general, you should expect to have one fixture for approximately every 64 square feet.
Color Adjustable and Wattage Adjustable LED LightingThere are many reasons. Lighting is not inexpensive, And deciding on a color temperature only to find it doesn’t work well can be a costly mistake. Color-changing panels allow you to select the right wattage/output. This allows you to customize your lighting post-installation.
Types of LED Lights Used in OfficesBy far, the most common lights are LED Flat Panels. The most common sizes are 2X2 Panels and 2X4 Panels that fit inside a suspended grid ceiling. LED Troffers are similar in size, with different appearances.
Motion Sensors and Office LightingIt works well. If you set the motion delay large enough so that lights are not always turning on and off. A 5-minute delay before dimming should work well, but this is also tunable to find that perfect setting.
Dimmable LED Office LightsYes, we offer dimmable office lights. Our color-changing panels are also dimmable with a remote control. No need to add a separate dimming switch.
Free Lighting Plans for Commercial Office SpaceThe trend in office lighting is less lighting. The old standard was 50-foot candles (FC). Now offices are finding that 30-40 FC is enough. And it provides a better work environment for employees and customers. It’s more about getting the right levels of lighting and trying to supply more lights.
Turning off Motion Sensors on the Office LightsYes, some can be set so that the motion sensor is disabled. We would suggest you set the interval to a longer period. So you can take advantage of times when no one is around, like evenings, holidays, and weekends.
Installation Information: LED Office Lighting