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7 Worst Mistakes People Make When Choosing Lighting For Office

It is important to have light in the office, not just for the sake of increasing the radiance, but also to enhance the elegance of the place. There are many people who make specific mistakes as they are choosing lights for their office. The lights in an office will matter a lot, and they can be a factor that can either pull customer or push them away. Here is a look at some of the mistakes people make when they are choosing lights for their offices:

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1. Selecting Lights Without Planning

Prior to doing anything, the first thing that one must do is to ensure they have planned on what they are going to do. Like any other add-on in the office, the lights must be well planned for before they can be bought. One must make a clear consideration of the office, consider where the lights are going to be installed and any other related factors. This will help you to have a strategy and a working plan that allows you to choose the lighting of your choice. Mostly, people would randomly buy the lightings of their offices, then end up finding out that they made a wrong selection. Until you have clearly listed the factors you need to choose your office lighting, you shouldn’t not step out to buy any.

2. Ignoring The Budget

Another common mistake that is made by many Singaporeans is ignoring the budget when they are choosing the lights in their office. With the budget, the clients usually consider more of a cheaper lighting, which end up costing more in the future. You must ensure that you clearly make your budget along with any other restriction that is involved. Always make sure that you know the amount of money that you will need to buy a complete lighting to fit in your office. You must consider all the accessories needed for the lights to successfully function. Do not ignore any aspect, or you might end up staying out of your specified budget.

3. Improper Installation

Unless you are sure of handling the lighting in your office, then you should never attempt to install them. Too many people tend to fix the lights in their office, all by themselves, as a result, they end up handling the lights in the wrong manner. Usually, it is expected that the lights should be installed by professionals, especially since they are electrical accessories. Things can get fatal and electric shocks might be experienced. With the installation, people might install the lights in the wrong location, at a wrong angle, or using a wrong process. As a result, the lighting system might fail to work, or it may not light the house as expected. For that, you can always contact a professional to handle the installation of your office lights.

4. Going For The Wrong Color

The color of the light that you choose for your office will be highly important. An office is a place that needs to have professionalism in everything, even in the lighting. The office will receive visitors of all kinds, including highly respected clients that are interested in the business. There are some people who choose colored lighting in their offices. The dimmer the color, the less elegant your office will appear. An office need to be bright enough, but not too bright to be uncomfortable for some clients. There is a color rendering index that is used on the packages of the lights. In Singapore, the most common index range that is used in the offices ranges between 80 to 90. For that ensure that you have made your selections wisely.

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5. Choosing The Wrong Type Of Lighting

In an office, there can be different rooms, and areas, which will all need different lighting all together. For instance, the type of light that can be used in the entrance can be different from that that is used at the receptionist area, or those that are installed on the walls. Also, the board room can use different lighting, from those that are used in the executives’ offices. All in all, it is required that you choose the lights, considering where it would be used. You must check the wattage of the lights before you select them. Make sure you choose a light that is bright enough for the reception area or a board room. For instance, you can choose a 20watt LED bulb to use in the entrance and a 4watt to use on a picture frame on the wall.

6. Choosing The Wrong Beam Angle

Most, or rather, all of the offices in Singapore use LED lighting, for the sake of saving the energy consumption. The beam angle of these lights is vital when one is choosing the right lighting for their offices. The beam angle helps to allow the office area to be more visible, even when using a low wattage LED light. One of the mistakes that people make is when they choose the wrong beam angle for their office lighting. When choosing the beam angle, you should avoid choosing the lights that have a beam angle of more than 120 degrees. These are mostly the beam angles that are used on the spotlights, though the best beam angle for an office is about 60 degrees. This will suit your office if the ceiling ranges between 2.5 and 3.5m.

7. Using The Wrong Fixtures

Unless you choose the right and the recommended fixture for your office lighting, they might not last long as they were manufactured to last. Normally, the LED are rated with a life span of about 50,000 hours. However, the wrong fixtures end up consuming the heat that is produced by the lights, as a result, they will not be able to last as they have been rated to last. The right fixtures will help the office lighting to last for long. You can contact a professional company to advise you on the right fixtures to use for your office lightings.


When selecting the office lightings, you will need to make a number of considerations, which will help to make your office looking elegant. Also, it will ensure that you save money by reducing the energy consumption.

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