Lighting Increases Workplace Productivity | EnergyLink
Close this search box.

Lighting Increases Workplace Productivity


Research indicates that typical light levels in offices and schools are not consistent or powerful enough, and are not tuned to the correct color of light for cicardian stimulation or task optimization.

Selection of office LED lighting should utilize consistent blue-enriched white light at appropriate light levels to stimulate the brain, improve alertness, and increase workplace mood and creativity.

Several studies of office LED lighting retrofits carried out between 2007 and 2013 noted:

  • Improvement in visual and cognitive
  • Faster reaction times
  • Reduced fatigue
  • Increased vigor/activity
  • Lower rates of depression
  • General mood improvements
  • Increased work efficiency

Increasing Productivity

Most commercial spaces are over-lit, leading to wasted energy usage. But over-lit spaces can also affect the productivity of employees.

Too much daylight or electric light can make even the most fundamental tasks, such as computer work, uncomfortable and difficult to perform. By incorporating lighting based on task performance and providing personal control of light and shading, commercial spaces can realize measurable effects on employee productivity and motivation.

In addition, employees typically dim the lights when given personal control, further increasing energy savings.

Workplace Productivity & Efficiency

Optimizing daylight and electric saves energy and creates a productive, comfortable environment. Dimming increases lamp life and reduces maintenance costs, which can significantly affect your bottom line.
Light controls can reduce the cost to reconfigure space, whether for different events, new tenants, or new layouts. Light control systems, such as Quantum, can also report on energy usage and savings to manager costs down.

Sign up for bi-weekly energy news updates

Get the latest energy news

Fill out the form below and and we’ll send you the energy news updates every two weeks.