What is the best LED light for an office (Explanation)

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Buying the best LED light for an office may not seem essential for an entrepreneur at first glance. But good lighting is a lot more important than it seems at first glance. After all, a large part of productivity in the workplace depends on a good, functional workspace that promotes concentration.

In general, economical LED panels for suspended ceilings with a cold-white light colour (4000K) considered the best LED light for an office. An optimal choice is to combine these lamps with smart lighting systems like LED dimmers or motion sensors.

However, depending on specific needs and activities, the best office lighting can vary greatly from one individual situation to another. In this overview, we discuss how to make the optimal choice and what all needs to be considered. Among other things, we cover colour rendering, business standards for luminance and the use of smart lighting.

LED lamps for maximum productivity

If employees want to perform optimally in an office environment, it is important for employers to create the optimal conditions for this. Good lighting is a fundamental part of this: those who want to achieve maximum productivity choose the best lighting for an office.

There are a number of considerations important when choosing the perfect office lighting. These include the following when choosing the best LED lighting for your office space:

Start work

For offices with computers, it is important that office lighting does not cause reflection on the screen. At the same time, records, for example, should be clearly visible in an open space.

Go by the standards

The standard norm is at least 500 Lux (brightness) and a colour temperature of at least 4000K (light temperature), mostly bright white light is used to increase concentration.

Good light distribution

A large office requires more LED light sources. Assuming 500 lux, the number of lumens needed can be quickly determined: multiplying the number of square metres of the office by the number of lux gives the number of lumens needed in the room. Distribute lamps in such a way that they distribute light evenly. For this, use a detailed lighting plan, the right LED luminaires and any light diffusers.

Accurate colour reproduction

Go for a high CRI value of 80 or higher in an office. This means that the colour deviation does not exceed 20%, which means colours are displayed more accurately in indoor spaces. As a result, colours are more realistic and exact.

Task lighting

Some office work requires additional LED lighting or specialised LED lighting. This can be done with a desk lamp or a dedicated wall light, for example. These can illuminate part of the office without causing overexposure.

Use lighting control

Give employees the option of dimming lighting, or adjusting colour rendering. This can also be done automatically through software. Also consider motion sensors to reduce wastage of office lights.

Think of daylight

The presence of daylight in an office is good for productivity in the workspace. However, it affects the lighting present. Consider a daylight LED to accurately display colours in daylight. Also consider light sensors that dynamically dim office light when daylight enters.

Our choice: LED panels for suspended ceilings

With the previous considerations in mind, we quickly arrive at one common type of LED lighting for offices: LED panels.

For the vast majority of offices in the Netherlands, LED panels are an economical, cheap and efficient solution in an office space. Ideally, they would be incorporated into the existing suspended ceiling. This is easy for optimising light distribution, mounting and maintenance.

LED panels are relatively inexpensive and can be used efficiently in large office spaces. It is possible to connect LED dimmers to these light sources, as well as to quickly install them in a cost-efficient manner.

Thanks to the very even light distribution of LED panels, shadows and glare are minimised. The panels also have a very long service life of at least 50,000 hours. Unlike the well-known fluorescent tube, they are flicker-free and produce no noise.

Earn back the investment quickly

Of course, buying good LED lighting for an office is an investment. However, switching from old fluorescent tubes, energy-saving bulbs, or similar office lighting to LED technology quickly pays for itself: the total payback period covers only 1 to 4 years (depending on the situation).

After this, the energy savings from highly efficient and economical LED panels provide a big financial windfall. So it is definitely worth investing in good lighting for an office.

But certainly don't stop at lamps alone, be sure to use dimmers and sensors as well. These can in practice reduce another (up to a maximum) 70% of the energy consumption of existing lighting.

The installation of good LED dimmers combined with a smart day-night cycle (based on working hours and break times) can help reduce energy consumption far and wide. The more LED office lighting is installed, the greater the potential monthly savings can be.

As mentioned earlier, there is much more possible in terms of smart LED lighting in an office. These include light sensors in daylight, or using LED motion sensors in, for example, toilets, office corridors, or halls.

Buying the best LED office lighting

If you are looking for a professional and experienced lighting expert to buy the best LED office lighting, you have come to the right place at VoordeelLED. We supply offices throughout the Netherlands at attractive rates. We can also supply large batches in bulk.

Not only do we stock the best LED panels for offices, we can also help realise a personal lighting plan for large projects. A lighting expert can discuss personal needs with you and design a lighting simulation via smart software.

If you want to be sure that the lighting needs in your office are in good hands, we invite you to contact one of our advisers without obligation