LED Lighting and Workplace Productivity

LED Lighting and Workplace Productivity

By Leah • Jun 19th 2018

The benefits of LED lighting in terms of productivity for your workers doesn't simply mean staff work harder. Especially for industrial workspaces, pushing workers too hard is detrimental to the individual, the business and the industry as a whole.


To see how LED lighting can help workplace productivity in a holistic way, OEO shows how benefiting the worker reaps rewards seen and unseen.


Practical Benefits of LED Lighting


Not only does LED lighting providing brighter light bulbs while using up much less energy than competitor bulbs such as compact florescent and metal halide bulbs. It also helps manage the type of lighting it can provide.


What we mean is using different types of light for different purposes. If you need strip lighting for refrigeration units, LED lighting can be provided. It will do so by using plug and play, retrofit or ballast bypass bulbs which can work around even the most outmoded fixtures. Not only this, but it will not waste energy through heat as CFLs are known for doing.


How this impacts on productivity for the worker is through functionality. If you work in a paper mill and require bright white light to check watermarks, LED lighting will help you do this effectively. If you work in laboratory conditions and need colored lighting for sensitive materials, LEDs can create the environment you need with their supreme adaptability and vast range of different colored bulbs.


This is the same if you are in confined spaces or if you work in large areas, either indoors or outdoors. High bay LED lighting can create a depth of light which fills space. It can be manipulated and spread through angled lenses, but can also be controlled in terms of volume and intensity. It does all this with drastically less lumen depreciation, supreme energy efficiency and a cost effectiveness which allows you to hire more staff through the savings you will make. Productivity increased all round.


LED lighting can also be programmed like no other bulb. This saves workers time in setting up lighting combinations as well as the simple act of having to turn different bulbs on and off. They do this with much less risk of damage such as you might get with florescent blow outs.



How LED Lighting Affects the Worker


LED lighting's ability to provide different types of light from the same fixture means workers can be given the right type of light at the right time of day. This allows employees to use the light to their natural advantage, keeping in line with their circadian rhythms and lessening the detrimental effect certain types of light can have on the body.


This means workers are not only more productive, but are generally healthier overall. Lighting in industrial spaces, whether for steel mills or biological treatment plants, often keeps workers away from sunlight. By letting LED mimic the effects of sunlight when it is needed, it can mean workers are healthier during work and when they clock off.


This improves productivity in terms of safety. Healthier and happier workers are safer workers. Bright, effective lights can help avoid accidents which can hold up production and, of course, even result in fatalities. This can hurt productivity not only practically, but also in having to deal with the repercussions of horrible accidents.


LED lighting is better for your worker which makes it better for your business and better for the industry. It is the lighting of the future, because its environmental benefits can make the whole world more productive.