Lighting levels are an important, yet often overlooked, part of facility management. If incorrectly controlled, they can increase energy costs and decrease productivity. Here are some reasons why lighting levels matter, and what you can do as a business owner or facility manager to optimize them.
A facility’s lighting affects its sustainability: the idea that a building should utilize the minimum amount of energy possible and, ideally, generate energy to offset what it does use. It’s good for the environment and the business, as lower energy usage means lower utility costs. Turning off lights in unoccupied rooms, or installing motion-activated lights, can help. Alternatively, install skylights to allow natural lighting to enter the room, instead of using electricity.
On the flipside, poorly-lit workspaces can negatively influence employee productivity; low light accelerates eye strain and decreases attentiveness. Dimmer switches allow you to set lighting precisely, at that happy medium.
MaintenX can help any business determine the optimal lighting strategy for their space. Our Energy Assessments will analyze your power use, then our technicians can install or reconfigure according to your needs. To learn more about how we can work with you, please contact us at any time.