A happier, healthier workforce, less sick days and staff turn-over, reduction in the risk of fines, lower insurance premiums, improved productivity, improved public perception – are all benefits attributable to improved light quality.
Effective illumination is critical for workplace safety and productivity.
LED manufacturers refer to the colour of light as the ‘colour temperature’. The colour of light is measured on the Kelvin scale, which is actually a measure of temperature. The table below depicts the range of colour temperatures for common scenarios. Typically, LED lighting is offered at 3,000K, 4,000K, 5,000K, with the 5,000K commonly used in most UK industrial lighting applications.
“LEDs have the potential to significantly reduce the frequency of accidents related to the maintenance, operation and repair of lighting systems because the long life of LEDs would enable an exposure reduction to the associated hazards.”
National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health