LED Office Lighting

LED Office Lighting
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Office Lighting

OFFICE LIGHTING

Alcon Lighting makes a commercial-grade LED collection of office, conference room, troffer, linear pendant and architectural-grade suspension lights and large, modern commercial chandeliers that last. Commercial-grade lighting means durable lights featuring smart, advanced technology, such as color-tuning, occupancy and daylight harvesting, WiFi and Bluetooth Mesh.
Optimal lighting for work varies according to the individual and the nature of the work. Our contemporary LED office lights offer increased color-rendering accuracy and efficiency and serve as showcases for today’s commercial office, conference room and lobby.

OFFICE LIGHTING Q & A

How do I dim office lights—and are there options?

With a simple dimming driver—and, yes, we offer a variety of options. Order LED lighting fixtures with the desired LED dimming driver to dim office lights:
  • Triac 2-wire forward phase dimming (also known as incandescent dimming).
  • MLV 2-wire forward phase dimming (short for magnetic low voltage dimming).
  • ELV 3-wire reverse phase dimming (short for electronic low voltage dimming).
  • 0-10V 5-wire dimming

How do I go about choosing office lights?

Office LED lighting is available in several fixture types:
  • Recessed
  • Surface
  • Wall
  • Pendant
The abundance of light required for office space can be calculated by the help of an architect or a lighting designer. The type of light can also be selected with help from an architect, interior or lighting designer, or a lighting sales consultant. Learn more by browsing and reading our various blog articles and guides:

Which Kelvin measurement is best for office lighting?

Any color temperature between 3,000 and 4,000 Kelvin should be fine, though 3,500 Kelvin is probably ideal for most office lighting. Please read “The Effects Of Light Color And Intensity On Your Mind And Body”. Choose among products with our color tuning technology for added convenience of being able to choose any color temperature at any time of day. Learn more by reading “Lighting Technology: What Is Color-Tunable Lighting?”

How should I deal with bright office lights?

It depends. Generally, because warmer color temperatures appear less bright, it’s best to lower the color temperature. Also, check whether a light fixture is supplied with a dimming driver. If so, consult with an installer to determine the dimming technology and to install a compatible wall-mounted dimmer.

How should I light the home office?

Choose LED lighting with a combination of task as well as general lighting. Task lighting could be a desk lamp. General lighting can be ceiling-mounted.

How many lumens are needed for office lighting?

Generally, 50 to 75 footcandles for reading and writing. Add 20 to 50 footcandles for spaces or rooms with computers. Learn more by reading “How To Determine How Many Lumens You’ll Need To Properly Light Your Space.”

How bright should office lighting be?

Any color temperature between 3,000 and 4,000 Kelvin should be fine, though 3,500 Kelvin is probably ideal for most office lighting. Please read “The Effects Of Light Color And Intensity On Your Mind And Body”. Choose among products with our color tuning technology for added convenience of being able to choose any color temperature at any time of day. Learn more by reading “Lighting Technology: What Is Color-Tunable Lighting?”

What does CRI mean and which CRI measurement is best for office lighting?

Color Rendering Index (CRI) is a scale which runs from zero to 100. The CRI gauges how well the light renders color. The higher the CRI, the better the color rendering ability. For example, a CRI of 80 suits offices with standard paint, such as white, black and silver—while a CRI of 90 suits offices with painted colors, such as red, blue, green, red, yellow, etc. Learn more by reading “Color Rendering Index – What Is CRI?”.

Do you have office lighting in stock?

Yes. Alcon Lighting stocks a large selection of office lighting products. Some lighting may require assembly by our production team, which requires lead time. Others may be in stock and ready to ship. Our team of lighting sales consultants can help you choose which product fits your project.

Do you carry office lights not listed on your website?

Yes. The volume and variety of office lighting available in today’s market precludes us from cataloguing every item, though we strive to feature the most refined selection of products on our website. Our team of lighting sales consultants can help you browse, acquaint and find products that may fit your needs.

Do you offer reduced pricing based upon quantity?

Pricing varies among distribution, trade and end user channels. Reduced pricing may be available, depending upon the quantity required. Consider applying for TradePro, our membership club for industry and trade professionals. Or browse a product page and request a volume discount using a specification and quantity.

What types of optics are available with your office lights?

Optics, also known as range-of-view, is available in direct downlighting, indirect uplighting as well as wall wash lighting.

What’s the difference between dynamic white color temperature and tunable white?

Dynamic white color temperatures range from 2,700 Kelvin to 5,000 Kelvin and cannot be easily changed after light fixtures are installed. Tunable white ranges from 2,000 Kelvin to 6,500 Kelvin. These temperatures can be changed using a wireless remote or wall control at the project site.

What is a color-selectable switch?

This term describes a selection of lighting products available with a pre- installed switch located on the lighting fixture. This feature allows the user to choose from among a small selection of color temperatures. The feature is less expensive than tunable white technology.

What is the difference between a single run and a continuous run?

Our selection of lighting products are available to be ordered either as a single item or as a longer item comprised of smaller pieces creating a continuous run.

What is the difference between a recessed T-bar grid and a recessed screw-slot, ceiling-type grid?

T-bar refers to the standard low-cost ceiling grid system. The screw-slot system offers a center reveal, making it more aesthetically or architecturally appealing.

What’s the best type of lighting for an office or workspace with no windows?

Other than striving to balance task and general lighting, color tuning systems are ideal. Color tuning allows users to control the color of light any time after installation, affording the ability to attune lighting to individual preferences or specific application needs. For example, the user can set the LED lighting fixture to follow the sun’s natural east-to-west trajectory throughout the day or choose from standard presets (i.e., dawn, morning, midday, afternoon and evening). The effects of light on human biology and psychology are well-known. Certain studies suggest that natural lighting leads to happier workers, which tends to reduce illness and absenteeism and, because improved lighting yields increased productivity, better relationships, service and satisfaction and higher profits. So, besides striking a balance of task and general lighting, to overcome a lack of natural light in a given space — thus maximizing the impact of natural lighting on human biology — today’s lighting designers install LED color tuning systems. Always look for design that primarily accounts for human nature.

What’s the best lighting fixture for reading?

Task lighting, such as a directional desk or floor lamp, is ideal for reading. In commercial applications, general lighting can be sufficient if the needed footcandles (fc) of lighting for the type of activity i.e., reading, is correctly determined by the project designer and end user (read our footcandle guide for details). Figuring appropriate light levels for the uniformed workspace, according to the guide, means extending lighting power density (LPD) values from lighting a public area using 2 fc to 5 fc, to lighting visual task areas of extremely low contrast and small size using 1,000 fc to 2,000 fc.

What’s the best product for lighting the conference table or area?

The standard approach among designers for conference room lighting is general lighting combined with accent lighting. An architectural pendant may, for instance, be used over a table, with wall sconces and general lighting, such as can lights or troffers, also providing surrounding illumination.

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