Commercial Lighting Supply

Office Lighting

Lighting within an office environment has a significant impact on an individual’s performance in a variety of ways. By measuring factors such as concentration and satisfaction levels, it has been shown that an individual’s well-being, health, and performance are highly affected by the lighting within their office space. Poor office lighting environments can cause eye strain, headaches, and alertness. On the other hand, well-designed lighting with an office space can enhance worker satisfaction and productivity.

As part of our lighting design process, we consider the following factors when designing office lighting: 

  • What types of work will be undertaken? For example, does the work require extensive use of screens or monitors? Perhaps it might be fine detail based, requiring high illumination levels. Does the work involve colour-grading, necessitating luminaires with a high Colour Rendering Index?
  • Can the design accommodate changes in work activities based on the client’s requirements?
  • Does the lighting ensure hazards are easily identifiable, to ensure workers’ safety?
  • Does the lighting provide a safe and comfortable visual environment that will drive productivity and employee satisfaction?

We also work in to comply with Australian Standards:

  • General Lighting: For general work areas a value of 160 lux is recommended under AS/NZS 1680.2.4:1997. Office environments with moderately difficult visual tasks should have a range of 320-400 lux.
  • Access and Stair Lighting: Under AS/NZS 1680.2.4:1997, a value of 40 lux is recommended for walkways and access areas to ensure workers to can move around safely. This should be considered as a minimum value; in some circumstances, higher levels may be required.
  • Emergency Lighting: Depending on the office type, AS/NZS 3012:2010 or AS 2293.1 is used. AS/NZS 3012:2010 specific for construction and demolition categorised offices requiring battery-powered lighting to be installed in passageways, next to switchboards and stairways. AS 2293.1 specific for emergency escape lighting and exit signs for buildings outlines emergency escape luminaires should be located within 2 metres of the approach side of each doorway where required. 

We work together with our clients to understand their specific office lighting requirements and provide a recommended lighting design concept and schedule.

Contact Us to discuss your offices lighting requirements.