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Lighting Tech Tip: Common Lighting Fixes

December 10, 2019 | Trade Ally Network NW

When lighting doesn’t function well for the task at hand, it has a big impact on workplace comfort and productivity

You can help your customers solve three common problems that affect the lighting comfort of a facility:

  • Correct glare: While we extol all the benefits of LEDs, they can sometimes cause glare – which is often distracting and uncomfortable for people working under the lighting. For indoor use, help your customers choose a shielded fixture, or ensure the LED chips in a TLED are frosted, to soften the bright light.
  • Check light levels: To be functional, people need the right light level for the task they’re doing in a specific space. Over-lit and under-lit spaces can make users uncomfortable. Check the Illuminating Engineering Society’s (IES) lighting guidelines to find the recommended light level for the specific task or area.
  • Match lighting with indoor temperature: Fluorescent lighting in unheated spaces won’t deliver peak performance. By upgrading to LED fixtures or tubes, your customers will have the full light output over a broad range of interior temperature. LEDs are effective down to -40 F and aren’t recommended for indoor temperatures that may climb above 130 F. Work with your customer to understand their facility’s temperature fluctuations.

For more lighting tips and best practices, search the Trade Ally Network NW website or contact your regional field specialist.

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