The Best Commercial Office Lighting Ideas of 2019
It’s important that your office is a comfortable, enjoyable, welcoming place to work. After all, it’s where you spend forty hours of your week (if not more). It’s where many of us celebrate our greatest professional accomplishments, meet lifelong friends and of course, make a living.
Despite the significant role an office plays in our day-to-day lives, too many offices are simply… boring. If you are ready to say good-bye to the overly bright LED lights that hurt your eyes or the tacky decorative lamps that look they belong in another decade, you should consider calling electrical contractors to help you revitalize your workspace.
Before you make the call, consider your team’s workplace needs, and well as the ability lighting has to help you reinforce your workplace’s unique brand.
Don’t Underestimate The Power Of Dimmers
At first, it may seem strange to consider the power of dimmers when it comes to commercial office lighting.
After all, many of us use dimmers in our home to create ambient lighting for special parties or dinners, or conversely, to unwind before heading to bed.
Of course, you would not want your work team to treat the office as a place for socializing or preparing to fall asleep. However, having dimmers does offer some practical assistance during the workday.
Throughout the day, you can expect different levels of natural lighting in your office, especially if you live somewhere where it gets very dark early in the winter, like Toronto. Electricians can install dimmers that will ensure a space is never too bright nor too dark, no matter what the weather is like outside.
Additionally, there are occasions in which you may want dimmers to help set a mood. Whether you have meetings with high-profile clients, workplace functions or other important events, dimmers give you the power to switch things up.
Directional Track Lighting
For a long time, directional track lighting has been a favourite among retail stores and restaurants, and for good reason. Firstly, track lighting is more subtle than many other forms of mounted lighting, and can fit in well with virtually any commercial space, no matter what your unique branding is.
Track lighting can also offer quality lighting without being very expensive. The most important element of track lighting, however, is that is is often directional, meaning the lights can be readjusted to illuminate different areas.
This might seem more relevant for, say, a fashion boutique or a family restaurant, rather than a commercial office space. However, all of the benefits still remain.
Heavy overhead lighting can make your office look and feel like a warehouse. For a more subtle lighting, and more power over the direction of your lighting, track lighting may be the budget-friendly option you have been looking for.
Everyone could benefit from a pop of colour sometimes.
Far too often, commercial offices settle for bland and uninteresting tones, but it does not have to be that way. Even if you want a more professional appearance for your office, you can opt for primarily black, white or silver hanging pendant lights, with just a few brightly coloured pendants here and there to keep things interesting.
Adding colour is especially useful if your company’s brand is dependent on colour. Even though your office will be primarily used by your employees, not your customers, reinforcing your brand with a relevant colour scheme is not an unwise idea.
Whether you offer clients or partners the chance to tour your offices, you use your office space for promotional materials or you simply want your employees to be reminded of your brand and how it impacts their daily work goals, a pop of branded colouring would not hurt.
Just think of some of your favourite big-box retailers or fast food restaurants. Due to their constantly reinforced branding, you can often recognize establishments like Wal-Mart or McDonald’s before you could ever see their logo, simply due to the colours they use.
Consider Undercabinet Lighting
Undercabinet lighting is having a moment right now in terms of home lighting. Electrical contractors are installing these handy task lights around mirrors, windows and of course, kitchen cabinets more often than ever before.
However, these lights can also be useful in office settings. They are especially trendy in conference rooms, as they can be used to light boardroom tables and reduce the need for harsh overhead lights.
Getting The Office Space Your Work Team Deserves
If you are ready for revamp your office space and are looking for a Toronto electrician to help you, call Hotwire Electric.
As some of the best electrical contractors in the business, they can help you reimagine your commercial office lighting like never before.
One thing we know for sure is that your work team will certainly thank you.