Office Lighting Guide
Choosing professional LED office lighting brings several advantages to your organisation. In fact, not only you will have the best quality of light, but you will also save energy and money. LED fixtures come in several different shapes and variants. Follow our guide to find the best office lighting.
Ambient Lighting | General Office Lighting
With LED panels, you immediately meet existing norms and more:
• UGR<19 is mandatory in offices (open plan offices, meeting rooms and workplaces).
• UGR<22 luminaires are ideal for receptions and counters.
• UGR<16 is very suitable for use in technical drawing rooms.
• DALI dimmable allows for a smart lighting plan with the option of zone lighting and sunlight mimicking.
• RGB + CCT fixtures create a flexible lighting plan in terms of light options and controls.
Light trunkings illuminate offices with standard or high ceilings due to their light output.
LED Track Lights
LED track lights can have excellent CRI (90-99 Ra) and are used to easily highlight the desired products. 3 circuit track lighting gives a room three lighting options in one with tiltable spots. Installing a 3 circuit rail system enables you to operate either monophase or triphase. It is a multifunctional fixture that adapts to the purpose of the space.
LED recessed spotlights are the best solution to light up even the darkest corners of the office and they can be configured as desired:
Ambient or Accent Lighting | Decorative Office Lighting
Professional office lighting is not complete without a decorative and/or warm light addition that creates a pleasant atmosphere and fosters creativity. With our designer ceiling lights, pendants and wall lights you can easily combine the right work lighting with an atmospheric touch, without sacrificing focus and productivity in an office environment. Wall lights are also the most appropriate fixture for offices with high ceilings and an industrial look.
Designer fixtures not only provide a complete lighting plan at actual workplaces, but also in other office areas:
• Meeting rooms or flex desks - Here they can be used as ambient lighting.
• Receptions and entrance halls - The fixtures invite guests in (pleasant atmosphere).
• Canteens and corridors - Design lamps add character to these areas.
Lighting plans for sustainable office lighting can be further enhanced with smart additions or functions. LED strips, for instance, add a wonderful accent to the interior of a room (floors, walls, stairs, furniture, etc.). Does your office building have rooms that are used only partially or for a short time? There are various fixtures available as LED sensor lighting. This allows you to reduce the energy consumption of these fixtures to the bare minimum.
Don't forget to equip your office with emergency lighting (mandatory). At Any-Lamp you will find two types of emergency lighting, both of which comply with NEN standards:
• Escape route designation (exit sign lighting) indicates the nearest emergency exit.
• Escape route lighting provides a safe route to emergency exits.
Do you want to know more about how to find the perfect lighting for communal lighting in your office building? Then read our communal lighting guide. In this guide we explain everything about how to illuminate the common areas in your (office) building, such as receptions, foyers, stairwells and hallways. In this way you will be able to make the most of the lighting in your whole building!
In need of more intel to make the best plan? Check our other office lighting content!
To know more about the best lighting solutions for offices you can check our resources. We have several blog articles containing further information, such as a summarized version of the NEN EN 12464-1 norm requirements or explanations on how to create a smart and/or best practice office lighting plan for specific areas. We also provide more detailed information on fixtures at the bottom of our category pages, such as LED panels and LED tubes. Need help with installation? Several of the fixtures used in offices, have a video that explains how to install the product.
Best practice - Some office lighting recommendations in a nutshell!
LED lighting offers several options for every area in the office. Read our recommendations on how to design your lighting system!
Good to know:
Your office has standard dimensions? Great, then why not use our ready-made lighting plans! Our lighting experts have prepared various plans with matching lighting for you, which you can download free of charge.
How to optimally illuminate home offices and flexible workspaces!
Office hours combined with working from home is the new standard for many companies. However, home office design is more than just placing an (ergonomic) desk and chair. For example, daylight (windows) and home office lighting are of great importance to get through the working day with focus and concentration, and to deliver the best performance. Tips for the best home office lighting:
✔ Install 4000K LED ceiling fixtures (downlights, pendant lights and/or ceiling lights) of up to 1000 lumens to achieve the required 500 lux and avoid light pollution on your screen. A beam angle of 90° or more is recommended to create a uniform light distribution.
✔ Provide additional desk lighting at your home office. Desk lamps are an ideal solution, since they provide efficient and specifically aimed light. Furthermore, these fixtures offer a decorative addition, which can lead to creativity.
* These lighting tips apply both to home offices and to flexible workspaces. The latter can be part of an office building, but you can also rent a flexible workspace. If the interior of a building with flexible workplaces is similar to an open-plan office, the advice for office lighting applies!
What services can Any-Lamp provide to help you implement a durable and professional office lighting plan?
We'll immediately get to the point: our services can be as extensive as you would like it to be! Lighting expertise at Any-Lamp ranges from providing custom quotation to delivering tailor-made lighting solutions with additional services during installation.
Once you contact our lighting experts to help out with your office lighting project, they will rely on norm based light calculations (BS EN 12464-1) to create a lighting plan that is a perfect fit for your business premises. In this plan a map is included, so your own installers are aware how our LED lighting solution can be optimally implemented. Moreover, once our lighting plan is in place, we can showcase a 3D simulated version to give a visual overview on what the end result will look like. Interested? Contact us via 020 3608 6378.
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