Electricians for New Office Lighting Installation, Office Lighting Upgrades & Repairs
Penna Electric’s experienced electricians can upgrade, install, replace, and service all of your office lighting needs.
The lighting in any Los Angeles office is a critical element to consider when evaluating the efficiency of your business. Often overlooked, your lighting equipment can significantly impact employee focus, productivity, efficiency, and, most importantly, the safety of coworkers and clients. Without the proper lighting your commercial property could be in violation of local or federal codes and regulations.
Penna Electric is a full-service commercial electrician located in Southern California. We install, replace, and service office lighting throughout Los Angeles, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Long Beach and their surrounding areas. Whether you’re planning an office build-out or need your old lights replaced with newer, energy-efficient lighting. Contact the professionals at Penna Electric.
Did you know that poor office lighting can decrease employee productivity? In a typical business expenditure breakdown, labor accounts for as much as 85 percent of operating costs, while lighting only accounts for one percent. As a result, your business could be decreasing its operational efficiency—and ultimately affecting your bottom line—without proper office lighting. It’s important to consider the:
- Color of office lights – The color, or “temperature” of your office lights account for the most dramatic effect on employee tasks. Brighter light, also known as “white light,” is known to increase employee productivity and cause employees to feel more energized and less stressed than yellow, or “warm” light.
- Brightness of office lights – Like the color, the brightness of office lighting is also known to negatively affect employee performance. A poorly lit office causes cortisol levels in employees to drop significantly, causing employees to feel fatigued.
- Quantity of office lights – Nobody likes sleepy employees—but this doesn’t mean you should load your office with more lights. An office that is too bright can also cause employees to feel lethargic and fatigued.
- Placement of office lights – Studies show that natural lighting maximizes employee efficiency. But what if natural light is not an option? The area around desks and personal workspaces should be brighter than their surroundings to create contrast and increase focus.
Who doesn’t want happier, more productive employees? If you’re looking to replace your current office lighting system, or need electrical repairs, contact the certified electricians at Penna Electric. We’ll perform a comprehensive analysis of your existing office lights and work with you to recommend the best lighting fixtures, bulbs, and placement for your business. We also offer a 24-hour emergency services—so you can rest assured we’ll get your office back on line as quickly as possible.
Occupancy Sensor Installations
Many facilities have areas that are lighted even when unoccupied, resulting in wasted energy. One of Penna Electric’s energy-efficient lighting solutions is to install occupancy sensors.
Occupancy sensors are switching devices that serve three basic functions: automatically turn lights on when a room becomes occupied, keep the lights on without interruption while the controlled space is occupied and turn the lights off within a preset time-period after the space has been vacated.
Occupancy sensors consist of a motion detector, an electronic control unit, a controllable switch (relay) and a power supply. The motion detector uses ultrasonic, passive infrared or dual technology sensors to detect the presence or absence of occupants in the space and sends that back to the control unit. The control unit then automatically adjusts the lighting dependent on the presence or absence of occupants.
Areas with intermittent occupancy such as conference rooms or restrooms are well-suited to occupancy sensors. Use of occupancy sensors can result in lighting energy cost savings of 13-90 percent if they are calibrated, wired correctly and placed correctly.
Contact us to learn more about occupancy sensors installations by an electrician at Penna Electric.