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Improving the performance and well-being of office personnel combined with huge savings on energy costs can be made possible with professional LED lighting. Lighting is responsible for 39% of the energy consumption in an office building. It is to be concluded that there is a great energy savings potential by switching to professional LED luminaires. Professional office lighting is most efficient and sustainable when it is clear what its function is and what the problems with the current lighting are. It has been proven that lighting affects the performances and mood of employees. To use the positive effects of lighting to enhance performances, it is important that the right luminaires are used. Not every luminaire is suitable. Uncritically replacing conventional lamps by LED lamps and luminaires usually leads to a disturbed light field or too much or too little light on the spot of the actual visual task. It is recommended to plan the switch to LED lighting for offices in a professional and sustainable way, guided by professional lighting advice and/or lighting plan. In this way, you will be granted with maximum human benefits for the employees and maximum utilization of the energy savings potential. As with all applications of lighting, European standards apply, which are important for the visual task and taking into account people’s well-being and performances. By following the standards, human benefits will be obtained and advantage will be taken of the energy savings potential, without making concessions to lighting quality. On this page, you can read more about the guidelines for office lighting, which will allow you to get better insight into the benefits of LED lighting for your office. Noxion, in cooperation with a wholesaler and/or the installer, will always give lighting advice without any commitment and can take the switch to LED lighting completely off your hands.

The standards for maintained illuminance (Ēm) in lux, glare rate (UGRL),illuminance uniformity on the task area (Uo), and color rendering (Ra) according to the IEC NEN-EN 12464-1 for offices are given below, listed by type of area, task or activity.

Type of area, task or activity Ēm
illuminance uniformity on the task area
color rendering
Filing, copying etc. 300 19 0,40 80
Writing, typing, reading, data processing 500 19 0,60 80
Technical drawing 750 16 0,70 80
CAD workstations   19 0,60 80
Conference and meeting rooms 500 19 0,60 80
Reception desk 300 22 0,60 80
Archives 200 25 0,40 80




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Switching to LED lighting

When switching to LED lighting, various factors should be taken into account. A switch to LED lighting is relatively easy, although it should be done in a well-thought and professional manner. The realization of maximum energy savings with LED lighting should always go hand-in-hand with the improvement of the visual task. Undermining the human factors of lighting can be called irresponsible in some way. When making the switch to LED lighting for your office, you should therefore always make sure to get professionally advised.


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Switching to LED lighting or installing a completely new LED lighting system can be challenging. Noxion Lighting provides you with free lighting advice and lighting calculations. A fully 3D-simulated lighting plan is also possible so you can view your new environment virtually. With our lighting partners we can provide a turn-key solution at any time and we make sure that your entire project is realized within budget and on time. Please enter your details below so we can help you in the best possible way.

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