Poor Lighting in the Workplace: The Silent Productivity Killer?

Poor lighting in the workplace can have negative physical and mental health effects, including eye strain, headaches, fatigue, stress, anxiety, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

A recent survey of 7,000 office workers in 10 European countries found that 40% are struggling with uncomfortable lighting every day and 25% are frustrated with poor lighting.

Many office workers feel that better lighting would make them happier at work, and 80% of office workers consider good lighting important.

Exposure to natural sunlight can trigger the release of endorphins, which can improve mood. There is a strong relationship between workplace daylight exposure and office workers’ sleep, activity, and quality of life.

Artificial lighting that imitates natural daylight or biodynamic lighting to adjust lighting during the day is recommended. Emphasizing cooler, daylight temperatures and adding blue light to the mix can improve alertness levels and sleep patterns. Providing suitable lighting can increase happiness and productivity in the workplace.

KUMUX circadian lighting mimicking the sun indoors can provide a solution to the negative effects of poor lighting in the workplace. Mimicking the natural sunlight, and circadian lighting can regulate the body’s internal clock and improve sleep quality, mood, and energy levels to promote alertness or relaxation, contributing to a healthier and more productive work environment.

By investing in high-quality lighting that imitates natural daylight, employers can create a more comfortable and enjoyable workspace for their employees while also improving their overall health and well-being.