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Are you on the fence about investing in new commercial lighting? Here are some of the hazards associated with insufficient office lighting and why lighting is so important for a safe and productive workspace. 

Many business owners are always looking for ways to enhance their customer service, enhance productivity, and improve their bottom line. While there are several different ways to achieve this, what you may not yet have considered is updating your lighting. 

If you have fluorescent lighting in your office space, some of the reasons why you should consider an LED retrofit include: 

  • Improved lighting quality
  • Better productivity 
  • Lower maintenance and replacement costs
  • LED bulbs are environmentally friendly 

Efficient and Affordable Commercial LED Lighting in Calgary 

At Fluorescent Man Lighting, we understand just how important quality lighting is in a commercial space. We offer affordable and efficient LED retrofit services, as well as installation, maintenance, and replacement services to keep your office space well-lit and your employees and customers happy. 

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4 Problems Associated With Poor Commercial Lighting 

Poor quality lighting, blown fuses, and dimly lit areas are not only a safety hazard, but they can also negatively affect the workplace. While many business owners may not understand just how damaging inadequate lighting can be, here are some of the negative effects poor commercial lighting has on the workforce: 

1. Increased worker fatigue. A workplace that is dimly lit will force employees to put a lot of strain on their eyes. Over time, this will build up, creating a fatigued workforce that will never be able to perform to maximum efficiency. 

2. Poor mood and outlook. Working in a poorly lit office has a major impact on the enthusiasm of employees. In fact, there have been direct correlations made between the quality of lighting and productivity, so an appropriately illuminated space is key.

3. Increased risk of workplace hazards. In workplaces where there are high-risk situations, such as operating heavy machinery, quality lighting is absolutely vital to the safety of your employees. Dimly lit areas increase the risk of accidents, which cannot only be dangerous for your workers but can also leave business owners open for liability. 

4. Poor workplace culture. Trying to perform in a poorly lit area will cause frustration, headaches, and eyestrain. This results in poor performance and your employees counting down the seconds until they can leave. This will have a huge negative effect on the company’s culture. 



3 Factors to Consider When Choosing Commercial Lighting 

Choosing the right commercial lighting isn’t always straightforward and there are some factors you must take into consideration when choosing which type of lighting is required for your workspace/office. This includes: 

1. The type of work being done. If you have heavy machinery that is being operated in your workspace, then you must have intense lighting strength. On the other hand, if most of your employees are on computers all day, then a softer hue of light will lower the risk of eye strain. 

2. Age of your employees. If you have older staff, then a higher strength of light is required to work more effectively. Younger people have better eyesight, but studies have also shown that they are affected by the office vibe, so a brightly lit area will have more of an impact on their enthusiasm and mood. 

3. Your budget. Installing and choosing to upgrade to LED lighting (LED Retrofit) in your office could save you a lot of money in the long run. This is because LED lighting requires less maintenance and has a longer lifespan. 


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To find out more about how the team of lighting experts at Fluorescent Man Lighting can help you find the right type of lighting for your commercial space, visit our office at PO Box 218, Chestermere PO, Chestermere, AB, T1X 1K8.

Alternatively, you can call us 403-863-8529 or fill in our online contact form.

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