Light up your workplace the right way

23 October 2018

Washed out office lighting, blown bulbs and flickering fluorescents can all have a detrimental effect on your employees.

Whilst poor office illumination often gets overlooked as a facilities issue, it can cause health concerns to employees including headaches, fatigue, eye strain and postural issues. In riskier environments such as warehouses, ineffective lighting can be even more dangerous leading to serious injury and even fatalities.

As well as proper artificial lighting, many studies have shown the benefits of natural light in the workplace and how important it is for cognitive functions. Too little natural light for too many hours per day can have negative effects on the body – including a reduction in alertness and an increased risk in depressive disorders such as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Whilst natural light is always the best option, it might not always provide sufficient illuminance in the workplace, so suitable and efficient lighting needs to be provided. In recent years, more and more workplaces have adapted to use ‘daylight lighting’ which has an emphasis on cooler tones and adding more blue to the light.

Whichever type of lighting you fit in your workplace, regular maintenance is very important. Lamps and fittings will need regular cleaning and replacing especially as illuminance levels decline with age.

New Commercial Services are experts in sourcing and fitting the highest quality workplace lighting. Our skilled team quickly and efficiently ascertain your workplace’s requirements and create a lighter, brighter, more pleasant environment for your employees to work in.

If your workplace lighting is in need of replacement, contact New Commercial Services on 01635 567720 or email