The lighting in any Florida office or warehouse is a critical element to consider when evaluating the efficiency of your business. Often overlooked, your lighting equipment can significantly impact employee focus, productivity, efficiency, and, most importantly, the safety of coworkers and clients. Without the proper lighting your commercial property could be in violation of local or federal codes and regulations.
Hoffman Electrical is a full-service commercial electrician located in Tampa, FL. We install, replace, and services office and warehouse lighting throughout Tampa, Brandon, and St. Petersburg and their surrounding areas. Whether you’re planning an office build-out or need your old lights replaced with newer, energy-efficient lighting, contact the professionals at Hoffman Electrical, or give us a call—(866) 238-3243.
Did you know that poor office lighting can decrease employee productivity? In a typical business expenditure breakdown, labor accounts for as much as 85 percent of operating costs, while lighting only accounts for one percent. As a result, your business could be decreasing its operational efficiency—and ultimately affecting your bottom line—without proper office lighting. It’s important to consider the:
- Color of office lights – The color, or “temperature” of your office lights account for the most dramatic effect on employee tasks. Brighter light, also known as “white light,” is known to increase employee productivity and cause employees to feel more energized and less stressed than yellow, or “warm” light.
- Brightness of office lights – Like the color, the brightness of office lighting is also known to negatively affect employee performance. A poorly lit office causes cortisol levels in employees to drop significantly, causing employees to feel fatigued.
- Quantity of office lights – Nobody likes sleepy employees—but this doesn’t mean you should load your office with more lights. An office that is too bright can also cause employees to feel lethargic and fatigued.
- Placement of office lights – Studies show that natural lighting maximizes employee efficiency. But what if natural light is not an option? The area around desks and personal workspaces should be brighter than their surroundings to create contrast and increase focus.
Who doesn’t want happier, more productive employees? If you’re looking to replace your current office lighting system, or need electrical repairs, contact the certified electricians at Hoffman Electrical. We’ll perform a comprehensive analysis of your existing office lights and work with you to recommend the best lighting fixtures, bulbs, and placement for your business. We also offer 24-hour emergency services—so you can rest assured we’ll get your office back online as quickly as possible. Give us a call at (866) 238-3243!
Like office lighting, warehouse lighting is equally important to the productivity and well-being of employees. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the fatal injury rate for the warehousing industry is higher than the national average for all industries, and two of the top-10 most common warehousing citations issued each year by OSHA are electrical related.
Hoffman Electrical meets all OSHA and Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) regulations for warehouse lighting, and we’ll work directly with you to determine the best lighting options for your Florida warehouse.
According to IESNA, the type of warehouse lighting required depends on the level of activity and size of labels found within the warehouse:
|Level and type of activity in the warehouse||Reccommended lux (lx) or footcandles (fc)|
|Inactive or infrequent use||50 lx or 5 fc|
|Active or regular use: bulky items; large labels||100 lx or 10 fc|
|Active: small items; small labels||300 lx or 30 fc|
We’ll help you select the optimal lighting options for your warehouse, making it easier for employees to read proper labels and documents, feel less fatigued and more alert, and reduce general stress levels. Contact us today to request service.
Office & Warehouse Lighting Installation, Repair & Maintenance
Hoffman Electrical offers a full array of commercial electrical services in the Tampa, Brandon, and St. Petersburg, FL areas. We charge by the job, not by the hour, so you’ll always know what work you can expect from our electricians on an agreed upon, upfront price.
Call us today—(866) 238-3243 or complete our easy-to-use form on the right for office and warehouse lighting services.