Our commercial office lighting solutions help improve worker productivity and focus while reducing energy consumption. LED light fixtures reduce heat and cut energy consumption by up to 90% when paired with smart controls like daylight harvesting and occupancy sensors.
Find light fixtures for a range of commercial office applications, from work spaces and conference rooms to lobbies, kitchens and common areas.
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Commercial office buildings use various types of fixtures to serve different functions. Here are some common fixture types:
It's important to consider occupant needs when selecting light fixtures to create the best workplace lighting design plan. A combination of fixtures, strategically placed throughout the building, can provide a well-balanced lighting solution that meets both functional and aesthetic requirements.
Yes, proper lighting can help reduce eye strain among workers. Eye strain is often caused by factors such as glare, inadequate lighting levels and poor lighting design. By addressing these issues, lighting can significantly contribute to minimizing eye strain and promoting a comfortable working environment.
Here's how lighting can help:
Generally, workers need between 50 to 75 footcandles for reading and writing. Add 20 to 50 footcandles for spaces or rooms with computers. You can use Alcon Lighting’s lumens calculator to determine the appropriate lumens for an office space based on factors, such as room size, wall color and light orientation.
Kelvin color temperature can have an effect on worker focus and productivity. Warm white lights with a color temperature below 3000K are commonly used for relaxation and winding down, which isn’t ideal for working spaces.
You may also consider tunable-white lights that allow you to adjust color temperature throughout the day to mimic sunlight.
Products with a color temperature switch allow you to field-adjust the Kelvin color temperature of your LED office fixtures with a switch control. Color temperature switches allow for three Kelvin settings. Alcon Ligthing as products that offer color temperature switch between 3000K, 3500K and 4000K, or between 3500K, 4000K and 5000K. Both ranges of color temperature switch fixtures can be suitable for offices.
We also offer some products, such as pendant lights, with a directional switch. This adjusts the light direction between downlight only, downlight/uplight and uplight only.
Color Rendering Index (CRI) is the measure of how light renders color on scale from zero to 100. 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.
Offices with graphic design staff or coworking spaces designed for creative professionals may call for fixtures that afford 90+ CRI.
To implement dimming in offices, you need dimmable light fixtures that are equipped with a dimming driver. There are several types of drivers available, so please specify the type of driver you need when ordering:
You will also need a dimmer switch or control, such as a wall-mounted dimming switch, to allow uses to control dimming in a specific area or for a group of light fixtures.
Optics, also known as range-of-view, is available in direct downlighting, indirect uplighting as well as wall wash lighting.
Many fixtures are available to be ordered either as a single item or as a longer item comprised of smaller pieces that can be joiend together to create a continuous run.
Continuous run fixtures generally have male and female electrical connectors, as well as housing that can connect together for seamless runs of light. Angled connectors may also be available to create geometric designs and original patterns.
Many offices have grid ceiling designs that can be ideal for linear recessed lighting. T-bar refers to the standard low-cost ceiling grid lighting system. The screw-slot system offers a center reveal, making it more aesthetically or architecturally appealing.
Yes. Alcon Lighting stocks a large selection of office fixtures. Some products may require assembly by our production team, which requires lead time. Others may be in stock and ready to ship. Our Lighting Sales Consultants can help you choose products to fit your project and its timeline.
Yes. The volume and variety of office lighting available in today’s market precludes us from cataloging every item online, though we strive to feature the most refined selection of products on our website. An Alcon Lighting Sales Consultant can help you browse and find products that may fit your needs.
Pricing varies among distribution, trade and end-user channels. Reduced pricing may be available, depending upon the quantity of fixtures required. Consider applying for TradePro, our membership club for industry and trade professionals. You can also request volume pricing on any product page on our website. Distributors please submit a job quote for reseller pricing.
First, strive to balance task and general lighting. Tunable-white lighting can also be beneficial because it can mimic the sun in a room where occupants can’t reap sunlight’s benefits in supporting a healthy circadian rhythm. allows users to control the color of light any time after installation
Tunable-white lights attune lighting to individual preferences or specific application needs. For example, a user can set an LED light fixture to follow the sun’s natural progression throughout the day or choose from standard presets (i.e., dawn, morning, midday, afternoon and evening). This can help support workers in spaces where sunlight isn’t readily accessible.
Task lighting, such as a directional desk or floor lamp, is ideal for reading. General lighting can be sufficient for reading as long as the footcandles (fc) required in a room are correctly calculated by the project designer or user. Please refer to the Footcandle Index starting on page 5 of our PDF Guide to Determining Lumens.
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.
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.
Just like commercial offices, home office lighting generally needs a combination of task lighting as well as general lighting. Task lighting could be a desk lamp. General lighting can be ceiling or wall-mounted.
Indirect lighting may be another option to consider. It reduces glare from lights, which can boost focus. Fixtures that aim light up at the ceiling are a form of indirect light. There are also downlights that aim light at a reflector within the housing of the fixture.
Commercial office lighting applications necessitate the use of durable high-traffic LED illumination that draws attention toward or away from product displays, work projects or spaces.
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Alcon Lighting also offers lighting that’s compliant with the Buy American Act for government and municipal office projects.