Your office has a growing Internet of Things, and it’s probably making office life better. Your key fobs and automatic doors don’t just let people in when they have full hands; they keep the office safer and compliant with security standards. Smart thermostats can make micro-adjustments to the temperature and humidity. Even your employees’ personal Internets of Things are helping them focus instead of worry about something at home. Don’t let your lighting system fall behind. Wifi-controlled LED bulbs can be just as integral to optimizing your office. Here are four reasons why it’s time to start switching out your bulbs and invest in LEDs.
You can use LEDs for task lighting.
Traditional office set-ups usually have a combination of overhead lighting and sunlight. While high overhead lighting can illumination the whole space and provide broad detail, they’re not good for detailed work. There are too many opportunities for shadows, especially high ceilings, and cubicle walls.
Traditional light, like fluorescent and incandescent bulbs, also diffuse lighting and create a lot of glare. While they may suffice for overhead lighting, they need to be supplemented by layered lights. Light layers include accent lights that draw attention to specific areas and task lighting, which are specific bulbs placed to create ideal lighting for workstations and cubicles. Because LED lights can be customized for personal preferences and have a brighter beam, they are ideal for individual and focused areas.
Task lighting can:
- Mitigate the eye strain caused by fluorescent overhead lights.
- Help employees maintain focus and stay more productive.
- Make rental office spaces more attractive to tenants.
Reduce stress and eyestrain with daylight lighting.
Task lighting isn’t the only thing that can reduce eyestrain. The warmth and coloring of the lights matter, too. LEDs are the best option for replicating natural light with a daylight setting. It can help people focus, stay on task, and feel less stressed. They can even help regulate workers’ circadian rhythm. This can be a vital improvement if you have an overnight staff or during the long winter.
Daylight light bulbs have a long list of health benefits that your employees and tenants need to help counteract the strain of long hours of looking at a computer screen or holding multiple meetings.
Long-term fixtures have less maintenance and fewer replacement costs.
Office hours can extend long past the typical 9 to 5, which means you might have the lights on sixty or seventy hours a week. Some lights, like in the front lobby or shared hallways, might stay on 24/7. But incandescent bulbs only last one thousand hours, and even the longer-lasting fluorescent bulbs only stay lit for eight times that length. These bulb options can also start to turn dim near the end of their lifespan.
But LED light bulbs have an average lifespan of twenty-five thousand hours, and we sell bulbs that give you forty thousand hours of consistent lighting. That means you can leave our lights on for four and a half years without interruption. Not only do these longer lifespans mean fewer replacement bulbs it means less hassle. You don’t have to make a maintenance call or, if your the property manager, stop by to switch out light bulbs every month.
Control and monitor light usage remotely.
LEDs aren’t just light bulbs. They are smart devices that you can connect to all of your other electronics. You can hook up your lights to power on when any of the doors are opened by an authorized user. You can turn them off and on remotely through an app. If you’re a property manager, you can even monitor the bulbs’ statuses remotely and know when it’s time to replace them.
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