Can Energy Efficient Lighting Increase Employee Productivity?

Posted by Jimmy Hovey on Wed, Mar 07, 2012 @ 08:03 AM

Is There More To Energy Efficient Lighting Than "The Numbers"?

The focus of most energy efficient lighting upgrades focus on the financial aspects of the benefits to the owner.  Less of a consideration for building owners, but nonetheless important, is the impact a lighting system has on your employees. 

This ROI can be a little trickier to calculate unless you have a very mechanized output.  More and more studies are being done on measuring productivity improvements in workplace and educational environments. 

Lighting is a very important consideration when considering how lighting impacts the occupants. Lighting can impact employees in many ways. 

Lighting can have an effect on:

  • Comfort
  • Mood
  • Productivity
  • Health
  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Retention

Lighting is one of the most "visible" ways to improve energy efficiency.  So you must not only consider how lighting impacts your employees, but also how it directly affects the architecture, aesthetics and image of the company. 

A successful energy efficient lighting design must bring together improved lighting quality with the aesthetics of the building wherever possible.

How Does Lighting Impact Productivity?

Improving the lighting environment enhances visual comfort, reduces eye fatigue, improves performance, and enhances quality.  All critical considerations when your employees are performing on visual tasks. 

A properly designed system may increase productivity and reduce overall absenteeism. 

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Most energy efficient lighting upgrades are very beneficial on energy savings alone, but what is one of greatest expenses in your companyYep, employees

So, shouldn't you give some consideration on how you could improve their working environment?

Productivity improvements in single digit percentages can add up to millions of dollars depending on the size of your company.  

While the effects of lighting on employee productivity are hard to quantify, don't forget to include the potential benefits your business could see due to the much improved working environment.

Learn More About The Other Benefits Of Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is the real deal...people are saving money across the country in both home and business.  There is still a ton of skepticism out there about why you should even bother with energy efficiency lighting

We thought we would put together a little e book on how energy efficient lighting can benefit your organization. 

It's Free and it's right here behind the book below, just click on the book.......


Related Posts: 

Why Energy Efficient Lighting Improves Employee Productivity-Part 1

Energy Efficient Lighting and Employee Productivity-Part 2


blog written by|jimmy hovey, mba| 

jimmy-hovey-small-business-consultantJimmy Hovey literally grew up in the family business and has held several positions at Hovey Electric.  He has spent time developing his own companies and working in other contracting related companies.  Along with working in the family business, Jimmy is a small business consultant helping businesses with internet marketing strategies and web content development. Jimmy has been blogging for over 3 years and you can find Jimmy's blog at

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