Is your workspace lighting suitable for you? Your space lighting can impact everything, from clients’ first impressions to their perception of you, to even your employees’ work efficiency. Adopting suitable lighting techniques can yield unexpected benefits for you!
In this article, we will share seven lighting tips to optimize your office or store space presentation.
Every business owner wants creative and healthy employees, but what measures can they take to achieve this?
Our first tip is to invest in adjustable lighting fixtures for your workspace. Bright lighting is the best way to enhance the natural energy we feel in the morning and can even improve productivity. However, over time, overly bright lighting can lead to eye fatigue due to an excess of blue light.
To combat this, we recommend dimming the lights slightly in the afternoon. Bright morning light and gradually diminishing afternoon light align with the natural daylight cycle our bodies crave, helping to regulate the circadian rhythms of everyone in the office. This can improve mood, promote better sleep, and increase productivity.
Lighting conveys information – but how does it work?
Overall lighting in a space is particularly important, and one effective technique is accent lighting, which involves using spotlights to direct focused light onto a particular object.
This highlights the importance of the product and attracts customers’ attention. It can be used to showcase new products on a shelf or to make your mission statement the centerpiece of your decor. By using dedicated spotlights, you can communicate your brand values and highlight special promotions to your customers.
3、Creating an Artistic Atmosphere in the Space
If you want to create a unique artistic atmosphere in your space, the distribution of light is particularly important.
For example, even distribution of light makes any room look elegant, while layered lighting creates a sense of depth in the space. Regardless of the size of your space, strategic lighting can enhance the atmosphere.
Use lighting to create visual zones in your space, differentiate each area with specific light fixtures, and use specific lighting colors, brightness, direction, and positioning to make bland areas more interesting or showcase areas more attractive.
Lighting has a significant impact on emotions, which can affect employee productivity and the perception of your brand by customers. The color, brightness, and placement of lighting fixtures can create various effects, such as focus, relaxation, or excitement.
Bright office spaces can energize employees, keep them focused, and increase work efficiency. Bright store lighting can also speed up the time customers take to identify products and encourage them to make purchases, while dim lighting can create a calming and relaxing atmosphere, making it more suitable for leisure spaces.
Colors such as yellow, blue, and orange tend to stimulate the brain, while green and brown tend to have a calming effect. Using appropriate intensity and color of light to create the desired effect in your space has a significant impact on emotional experiences.
5、Reduce Energy Consumption
With the continuous advancement of technology, energy conservation and environmental protection are issues that we must pay attention to, which are equally important for you.
Investing in energy-efficient products can be one of the most effective ways to save costs and indirectly increase profit margins. Let’s do a simple calculation, for example, using KOSOOM Lighting’s MLL004-A series product for your commercial space lighting.
A 30W lighting fixture now achieves the same brightness as a 40W equivalent, producing 3900 lumens. Assuming your commercial space uses 100 of these fixtures and maintains the same brightness level, you could save 1 kWh of electricity per hour. Based on an 8-hour workday, this equates to approximately 240 kWh saved per month and 2,880 kWh saved per year. Additionally, with a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours, the longer the fixtures are used, the more significant the energy savings become.
By simply replacing your lighting fixtures, you can save a substantial amount on energy consumption costs each year. Of course, there are other methods for conserving energy as well, which you can learn about in our other article with detailed analysis.
6、Improve brand clarity
Having a clear objective is important for everyone, and it’s just as important for your customers when it comes to expressing your brand clearly. We recommend using spotlights to attract customers’ attention to the area where you express your brand, but don’t let them stay there for too long!
Your brand colors convey company values and help customers connect with your brand. For example, upscale office buildings typically opt for a classic black and white appearance, while trendy downtown storefronts may use more vibrant colors to attract attention. Choose lighting colors that match your brand image when appropriate and use them around the office.
With the development of social media, many of us are eager to showcase our lives online, such as posting photos on platforms like Facebook or Instagram, or posting videos on YouTube.
Lighting is essential for both photos and videos, and the same environment with different lighting can make a huge difference in the final product. Of course, everyone wants their photos to look their best.
To better showcase our space online and make it attractive, weshould create an attractive and well-lit area in the space.
If it gets heavily used, don’t be surprised! It represents a positive experience that customers have with your space, and photos are a natural way of capturing memories and sharing them on social media.
You can even create a special design in the space that features your logo as the focal point in photos – satisfied customers can become your brand ambassadors!
Whether your space is an office, retail store, or any other type of business, professional lighting is essential. Color and brightness can affect the mood and productivity of employees and customers.
The arrangement and quantity of light can change the visual appearance of a space, and colored directional lighting can emphasize important branding information.
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