Lighting is a major component when it comes to workspace design. Whether it is a retail store, art gallery, residential building, or workplace, lighting can help or hinder you in setting the right tone and ambiance at your space.
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Here are some of the challenges while creating the right balance with lighting and tips to ensure good lighting at your workspace.
A lot depends on the space you want to illuminate. Before setting out and deciding where light bulbs should be installed and what type of luminary to be used, it’s important to define how exactly the space will be used and by whom.
Coworking space operators need to think about few things when planning out the office space, things like which areas will be the shared working areas, which ones will be suitable for private offices, which ones will be better meeting rooms, and which ones can be used as lounge zones.
Sometimes the best way to achieve the best possible lighting is through a trial and error process. However smart and new age facility management software is changing the scenario fast. They provide space owners with useful ideas about their space utilization and an insight on how the end-user is behaving.
Artificial lighting and natural light are two different things. When selecting a new workspace location, it’s essential to look into consideration the role of natural light. In a number of recorded interviews, sharing workspace members confessed that they have ended their membership because of lack of natural light and have switched to new coworking space to work.
One cannot deny that being exposed to natural light has various positive effects. Increased productivity, better sleep patterns, and positive vibes are a few to list. If, however, the space you are looking at or currently operate from, doesn’t have a significant amount of natural light in, try to focus on your space orientation, like placing windows in the appropriate part of your space.
If the space has few sources of natural light, leave the space open and unobstructed, which means there should be no excessive or big furniture. Use light colors, it helps create a sense of brightness. Even plants help to give any space an added layer of liveliness and freshness.
Further expanding on the topic of color and lighting, colors play a key role in the process of defining space illumination. Bright colors help create a sense of increased lighting and better amplitude. Dark and shady colors, on the other hand, can make spaces seem to have insufficient lighting and reduce them to become less ‘lively’. However, the best choice is using a balanced combination of both types of shades in order to achieve the desired comfort level and to create an appropriate office environment.
At the end of the day, the end-user of the space and his or her preferences matter the most. In order to create the perfect experience while working in office and build an ideal workspace, you need to understand who is going to use the workspace, when they are using it, and what purpose they are using it for.