Tips for workplace lighting
Tip 1: Sufficient light
Tip 2: LED lighting
The right light output at your workplace at home or in the office is very important. But what do we mean by that? Light output is the total quantity of light emitted in a room and is expressed in LUX. For a workplace, a minimum illuminance of 500 LUX is recommended. But how many lamps do you need to achieve this? You can find out the number of lumens on the packaging of a lamp. Lumen indicates how much light a lamp emits. Using the following formula you can calculate how many bulbs you need to achieve the desired light output.
Desired light intensity * surface area m² = number of lumens required / number of lumens per bulb = number of bulbs required for the room
Old fluorescent tubes sometimes have a tendency to flicker. Very annoying when you are concentrating on your work. Fortunately, in many workplaces fluorescent lighting is being replaced more often by LED lighting or LED tubes. LED lamps are flicker-free and are therefore a good solution to this problem!
The color temperature
The color temperature of a lamp also plays an important role in choosing the right lighting for your workplace. The color of the light has a major influence on your performance and productivity. Bright, white light ensures you can concentrate better and you become tired less quickly.
A color temperature of at least 4000 Kelvin (K) is recommended for workplaces. This ensures that you remain alert and focused.
The requirements for lighting according to the Working Conditions Act
Are you responsible for the furnishing and lighting of your office and/or workplace? If so, there are a number of obligations that you must comply with under the Working Conditions Act. Good light is not only functional, but is also of great importance to safety.
- The light present at workplaces must not pose a risk to health and safety. Think, for example, of the risk of tripping in a space that is too dark or headaches and fatigue as a result of too little or poor lighting.
- Make sure that enough daylight enters the room. If this is not possible, provide sufficient artificial light.
- When working on a monitor, make sure there are suitable sunshades to prevent direct sunlight from shining on the screen.
Would you like to read more about the legislation and obligations for workplace lighting? Visit the website of Arboportaal.
Choosing suitable workplace ligthing
Tonone has various lamps that are suitable as workplace lighting. Are you looking for a functional lamp for your desk? The Bolt series consists of 7 different models of desk lamps. So there's always one that fits your workplace. Prefer a lamp above your desk? You can choose between the Bolt Pack pendant or the Mr. Tubes LED pendant.
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