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LED Office Lighting
Frequently Asked Questions
There are a lot of questions about LED office lighting. So we asked new and existing customers what questions they wished they had. Scroll below to find answers to our most common questions or call (888) 423-3191 to speak to an expert.
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What Is the Best Lighting for an Office?
The best office light fixtures are ones that provides 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.
How Do I Improve Office Lighting?
It 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.
Does OSHA Have Office Lighting Standards?
They 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.
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How Do I Upgrade to LED Commercial Office Lighting?
First, 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.
What is the best Kelvin Color Temperature for LED Office Light Fixtures?
The two main options we offer are 4000K and 5000K. 4000K is a nice warm white 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.
What are the Best LED Lights for Office Buildings?
- 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
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.
What Is the Best Type of Lighting for an Office?
There is no one type of best lighting for an office, only the lighting that works best for your space. It starts with a lighting plan. Where we try combinations of lights until we find the right option and layout. We sort all problems out in the lighting plan before any commitments.
How Do You Determine Lighting Requirements Based on Office Square Footage?
The 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.
Why Would I Want to Use a Color And / Or Wattage Changing Fixture in an Office?
There 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.
What Are the Types of Lights Used in Offices?
By far, the most common lights are 2X2 Panels and 2X4 Panels that fit inside a suspended grid ceiling. LED Troffers are similar in size, with a different appearances.
How does a motion sensor work in an office setting?
It 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.
Can You Dim Office LED Lights?
Yes, we offer dimmable office lights. Our color-changing panels are also dimmable with a remote control. No need to add a separate dimming switch.
I Have an Office Lighting Plan from Another Company Telling Me I Need More Foot Candles. Why Is Your Recommendation Less?
The 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 actually 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.
Can You Turn Off the Motion Sensor on Office Lights?
Yes, some can be set so that the motion sensor’s disabled. We would suggest you set the interval to a longer period of time. So you can take advantage of times when no one is around, like evenings, holidays, and weekends.
How Do You Install LED Office Lighting on a Ceiling?
Installation is easy for a qualified electrician. Start by removing the existing fluorescent troffer lights. Replace them with LED panels. There are three wires on the fixture. Line, neutral, and ground – that you would attach to power up the fixture.
How Do You Install Troffer Lights in an Office?
An LED troffer is a more architectural style of panel light that we offer, but installation is the same. They fit inside the suspended ceiling of an office and wire up to the incoming wire as do the panels.