Growing up in a house full of girls, I unofficially took on the role as my father's only son. So when the time came to fix a leaky sink or change the oil in the family car, it was me that stood by my father's side. Thanks to him and everything he taught me, I am now able to take care of myself and my children in a way that not everyone can. I have tried over the years to engage my own daughter in the same way my father engaged me, but she's currently more interested in playing with dolls than fixing potholes. After my father passed away last year, I vowed to find a way to pass on everything he taught me, this blog is my way of keeping that promise. I truly hope that you learn as much as I have over the years.
If you purchased a new building and are setting up your offices, there are many things to consider. One of these things is the lighting. It is important that you choose the right lighting for your office as this will allow your employees to see well. To help, below are three tips on choosing the lighting. You can then hire a commercial electrician to install your lighting for you.
Choose the Right Bulbs
When choosing the lighting for your office you first have to consider the bulbs that you want to use. Bulbs have a Kelvin scale, which determines the range of color and intensity. You want to choose bulbs that have a good balance. To help, make sure you purchase all bulbs that have the same Kelvin scale. This way the lighting will be the same no matter where you are in your office.
For most offices, bulbs that make your entire offices always look like it is daylight would work well. Many companies choose to use fluorescent bubs as they are not as intense as other bulbs, which means they will not put a glare in anyone's eyes. Also, if you or any of your employees have lights on desks, you should choose a lower intensity bulb.
Proper Placement for Lights
Once you choose the bulbs for your lighting system you need to determine where you want to place the lights in your office. For example, you do not want any lights that are directed to computers screens as this will cause a glare on the screen and affect the way your employees look at the screen. Your employees may have to squint and this light shining into the screen can affect eyesight. Because of this, consider computer ergonomics when placing the lights.
Task lighting works well which directs light on the desk but not on the computer screen. If you use desk lamps, purchase lamps that have a gooseneck so your employees can adjust the light as needed.
Hire a Commercial Electrician
A commercial electrician can help you determine where to place lights in your office space. Once this is determined the commercial electrician can install the lighting system for you. The electrician may have to run more electrical wiring if there is not enough wiring to power the lights where you place them.
The commercial electrician can also check your circuit panel while they are there to ensure the circuit breakers can handle the amount of light you are installing. While the commercial electrician is there, ask them to check other things, such as making sure electrical wiring is in good shape.
Talk with the commercial electrician that you hire to learn much more about office lighting systems.
For more information, contact companies like C & R Electric, Inc.