Productivity – for manufacturers, engineering and machine based operations, clearer and brighter lighting can reduce the number of errors made and the time taken on processes and procedures.
More efficient maintenance – when lamps keep failing, they take time to replace, particularly in difficult-to-access locations, which can impact on both the workplace affected and your hard-pressed maintenance team. To date, the average failure rate is less than 1%. If your lamps don’t fail, smiles all round!
Health and Safety – improved lighting also reduces the risks to workers as potential hazards are more visible and the ergonomics of working with machinery improved. In addition, office staff who work in poor light are vulnerable to eyestrain, headaches and migraine. Many users report that the ‘flicker-free’ output of LED lights provides a more comfortable light in offices and other working areas.
Staff well-being – according to the UK’s Health and Safety Executive, poor lighting at work is also “linked to Sick Building Syndrome in new and refurbished buildings. Symptoms of this include headaches, lethargy, irritability and poor concentration.”
That intangible ‘something’ – have you ever walked into a business and the mood is upbeat, staff are alert and the ambience is, well, bright? That’s not all down to the lighting, but it really does make a difference!