Tag: recessed lights

  • Lighting Options for Cubicles

    Productive Lighting Options for Cubicles and Small Office Spaces

    Lighting Options for Cubicles

    In the past decade, open floor plan trends for office buildings have reached new heights. Taking on the configuration of a large room with segregated work spaces, cubicles and dividers, the modern arrangement is effective in reducing expenses related to building rentals and maintenance.

    Open floor plans in commercial offices have a dark side that rarely gets attention. The layout can sometimes work against employees, which has been linked to a decrease in productivity due to congestion and distractions. An effective way to curtail this unwanted effect is to boost lighting within specific cubicles or work spaces.

    LED Desk Lamps and Cabinet Lights

    LED desk lamps are a great place to start, for people who have no secondary lighting system in their cubicle. Ideally, the unit should be compact, to promote spaciousness, and always pointed downwards to reduce light trespass outside of the target location. Extendable arms are recommended for cubicles wherein detailed tasks, such as drafting, designing or soldering, are performed.

    For a sleek, low-profile option, try using LED cabinet lights. The luminaries are slim and can be installed under one’s desk, shelves or inside large storage spaces. Due to the small space, a high-powered fixture is not needed.

    What About Overhead Lighting?

    Overhead lighting over cubicles in office buildings with open floor plans could be difficult to implement, due to the shared nature of the space. A permanent fixture hanging over the target location from the ceiling could be distracting for other workers and may violate company policy.

    Alternatively, for individuals who persistently need overhead illumination, a tall, standalone lamp could be an effective lighting option for cubicles. To prevent disturbing nearby employees, a cover should be placed over the light to control the direction of the beams (downward). For decreasing eye strain during long periods of work, a lamp with dimmable features is recommended.…

  • install recessed lighting

    How To Install Recessed Lighting Systems In Your Office or Home.

    Install Recessed Lighting

    Recessed lighting systems provide a plethora of benefits for businesses and homes. The compact, space-saving luminaries are very popular and offer very clean configurations and well-focused illumination for detailed tasks and general activities.

    Unlike traditional light bulbs, which take seconds to install on conventional sockets, recessed lamps command a very different method of implementation in the target area. This article provides tips to install recessed lighting in homes and commercial spaces.

    Start with a Plan

    Installing recessed lights in a location that does not have any existing recessed units (hence, no holes in the ceiling) requires one to punch openings in the target area. Such holes will facilitate the recessed configuration that the lighting style is widely known for. To avoid creating extra or unnecessary holes in the ceiling, it is important to first create a plan or drawing for accurate execution.

    For best results, make sure the units are spaced out evenly across the ceiling. Avoid installing the lights in corners. Since furniture can greatly affect lighting configurations, it is also crucial to factor in such components during installation.

    Electrical Safety

    When wiring up your lights, don’t forget to disconnect power from the main circuit box. Assuming you have addressed the power and wiring requirements for the lighting system, the next step is to connect the wires from the ceiling to the junction box. From here, be sure to test the power before inserting a bulb into the fixture. To do this, simply turn the power on and use a measuring device to check the status of the socket.

    After confirming the status of the socket, turn the power back off. At the final stretch of the process, the housing is secured to the ceiling and stray components are trimmed or cleaned for aesthetics. It is recommended to use an LED bulb for recessed lighting systems for energy-efficient performance.
    Visit www.larsonelectronics.com online library for more installation tips.…