Pros and cons of implementing individually controlled lighting
For this unit’s reflection, please share your thoughts on the pros and cons of implementing individually controlled lighting in an office environment. How receptive do you feel your company would be to exploring the concept of individually controlled lighting?
Please share your thoughts on the pros and cons of implementing
Firstly, Jennifer Veitch, PhD, a senior research officer at the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa, investigates how indoor lighting affects employee well-being and productivity and how employee behaviors affect the use of resources and energy. Dr. Veitch recently completed a study on the impact of control over workspace lighting on workers.
Secondly, Findings of her research revealed that when people have control over the lighting in their work spaces, their moods are more upbeat. They are more committed to their employers. Also, they have overall improved well-being. Individually controlled lighting also reduced lighting energy use by 10 percent.
Further, For this unit’s reflection, please share your thoughts on the pros and cons of implementing individually controlled lighting in an office environment.
Additionally, How receptive do you feel your company would be to exploring the concept of individually controlled lighting?
Remember, Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.
More details on Jennifer Veitch
When Veitch began her lighting research 20 years ago, the field’s main concern was the introduction of computers to the workplace.
“The big issue was controlling glare and lighting conditions for screens,” she says.
To prevent eyestrain from monitors, newly designed lighting equipment directed light to the desk surface. Also, away from the walls and monitors, creating unpleasant, cave-like conditions for office employees. As monitor technology became more user-friendly — through flat screens and other developments — Veitch turned her attention to other aspects of indoor lighting. She researched ways to reduce energy use through advanced lighting controls and investigated how lighting affects employee happiness.