The effects of light levels in your business are more far reaching than you might have thought, and can be detrimental to the mood, energy levels, wellness and productivity of your employees.
If light levels are not bright enough to mimic natural daylight, the brain will naturally release melatonin, the “sleep hormone”. The result? You’re going to see a lot of stifled yawns from your co-workers throughout the day.
Working in a room with dim lighting causes the eyes to become severely strained, as they must work harder to carry out even the simplest of tasks. Dim lighting carries greater risks than just eyesight problems however, as if a worker can’t see potential dangers, they can’t take the necessary measures to avoid them. According to a number of sources, the share of accidents attributable to lighting lies between 30% and 50%.
Overly harsh lighting can be just as detrimental to both eyesight and general safety. Excessively bright, fluorescent lights can strain the eyes, and are a common cause of headaches and migraines.
Employees exposed to glaring light can also be momentarily blinded. This can have particularly devastating consequences in warehouses, for example, where forklift drivers are loading and unloading goods.
Having the correct light levels in your workplace results in a happier, healthier, and safer workforce.
UrbanVolt create a custom lighting plan for your facility, ensuring that you meet all industry lighting standards and that each area has optimum light levels. We can also make the colour output of the lighting warmer or colder to suit your requirements.