As human beings we need light. On a basic level, natural light tells us when it’s time to wake up and go to sleep. Artificial light sources are responsible for allowing us to carry out activities when natural light is simply not available, like on dark rainy British days and when the afternoons get dark at 4 pm, but as a result, we are exposed to lots of kinds of light, which can affect our overall health and wellbeing. In this article, we observe some of the health indications that can occur when using LED lighting in your place of work, in replacement of fluorescent bulbs. 

Healthy circadian rhythms

Developments in LED lighting technology have allowed the panels to mimic natural light, promoting healthy and regular circadian rhythms, causing less stress on the body, and allowing us to live and work better.

Reduce headaches

The notorious flickering of fluorescent bulbs is something that many workers have to deal with on a day-to-day basis, unfortunately. For those who suffer from bad headaches and migraines, fluorescent lighting can have terrible side-effects. The good news is that LED bulbs do not flicker, and therefore won't cause tension for the eyes or head.

Decrease Stress and Anxiety

Spending time outside in the natural sunlight and taking part in sporting activities can help reduce stress and anxiety and improve mood. Unfortunately, during the working day, we are not able to consistently get outdoors, therefore we should try to get as much light as we can in the office, whilst we are working. LED lighting has been associated with decreased levels of stress and anxiety in indoor environments, therefore, a good compromise for when you can't get outside.

Increase productivity

Organizations that implement LED lighting in office spaces and work areas have recognised an increase in productivity. Implementing LED technology can help to give your employees more energy during their working day and help to improve their success rates.  

Make a switch to LED light panels and take one huge positive step forward in improving the work-life of your workforce.