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Lighting & the Workplace


By: Nikki Sakoff
Vice President, Business Development

When designing and constructing an office’s electrical lighting system, facility managers must realize that lighting is no longer about seeing or being decorative.

Today, lighting is also about feeling, which directly impacts employees’ health, morale, and productivity, which can significantly affect their work productivity and your company’s bottom line. Studies have found that working under “blue-enriched” light bulbs of 17,000K increases work performance by supporting mental acuity, vitality and alertness while reducing fatigue and daytime sleepiness (Giang, 2020). Moving the productivity needle even a wee bit can provide some significant financial and ROI gains, and reduce energy, operational or leasing expenses.


Lighting was in the midst of a substantial transformation long before March 2020. Smart lighting control systems introduced us to the opportunity for more dynamic, responsive environments, and wireless solutions began making design, installation, and management easier, faster, and more future-proof. Although intensified and accelerated by the pandemic, these changes will continue to shape the industry for years to come.

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Giang, V. (2020, December 2). How lighting affects the productivity of your workers. UNC. Retrieved April 21, 2022, from't%20have,reducing%20fatigue%20and%20daytime%20sleepiness.