How lighting affects office productivity

There are certain factors that everyone knows affect workplace productivity, but there is one important item often overlooked by most employers the world over, ‘lighting’.

Richard Andrews, Managing Director of Inspiration Office, an Africa-wide office space and furniture consultancy said:“An employer’s choice of lighting can have a significant impact on the productivity of a company.

“A study conducted by the American Society of Interior Design for example indicated that 68% of employees complain about the lighting situation in their offices. The fact that such a substantial number of employees disliked the lighting implies that many employers could be making the same mistakes.

“Light has an enormous effect on our physical and mental well-being. It’s in our DNA to perform better under specific lighting, and that’s why we react differently depending on our light environment,” Andrews noted.

One of the most striking factors influencing how we work is called the colour temperature of the light source we’re exposed to on a regular basis.

So what is colour temperature?

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