Outfit Your Commercial Property, From the Loading Dock to the Boardroom
Lighting design is a growing trend among commercial companies in New York City. Instead of sticking with a simple “on/off” approach to lighting, we can tailor the lights to fit each work function and space throughout your business property. This approach offers a variety of different advantages, from improving ambiance in customer-facing areas to boosting worker productivity. Keep reading to learn how CytexOne can design a commercial lighting control system that effortlessly ensures each area of your business has the perfect lighting levels.
The first thing that customers and business partners notice when they walk into your building shouldn’t be the overly bright, harsh fluorescents overhead. A lobby should be warm and inviting, with lights that strategically emphasize the artwork or the architectural elements of the space. A commercial lighting control system can make it easy to create that atmosphere. To adjust the brightness in the room, any staff member can press a button on a touchscreen.
In Boardrooms and Conference Rooms
Even the highest quality projector can produce a washed-out image if it’s on display in a brightly lit room. Fortunately, with commercial automation you can connect the lights, shades, and audio/video components in your boardrooms as one easily managed system. When you walk into the room for an important video conference, you won’t ever have to manually adjust the window shades, located the correct remote to turn on the projector, or fumble with a wall of switches to turn off the lights. Instead, press the “Video Conference” button, and your automated system will do the rest for you. When the meeting adjourns, the system will sense once all participants have left the room and power down everything to save on energy.
In Office Spaces
A well-lit office environment has been proven to drastically improve worker productivity. If the room is too dimly lit, it can cause eye strain, headaches, and sleepiness, which all result in less efficiency and effectiveness in the workplace. The solution isn’t to turn on the lights at maximum brightness—that can be just as harmful to employee health and productivity. The ideal environment is a room with plenty of natural light, but that’s not always feasible, especially when New York’s weather decides not to cooperate.
One of the key advantages of a commercial lighting control system is that it responds dynamically to available light, so the lighting near windows can dim or brighten automatically depending on the weather. You can even set up your system to adjust throughout the day. For example, the lights could get slightly brighter right after the lunch period, when everyone is feeling sluggish and tired.
In Warehouses and Loading Docks
Poor lighting in warehouse areas can lead to injuries or accidents. At the same time, it’s a common occurrence for lights to be left on when the warehouse is not in use, which costing a lot of money in unnecessary energy usage. The solution is to utilize timers and motion sensors to dim the lights when the space is empty and automatically shut off the lights when the space is unoccupied. And in loading dock areas where there is often a lot of sunlight, you can use lighting sensors to adjust the overhead lights based on how much natural light is available. This system creates an ideal balance between ensuring there is ample lighting and reducing energy costs.
Different work environments require different lighting conditions. When you invest in a commercial lighting control system, you’re optimizing your building in a way that automatically lowers costs, improves ambiance, and increases staff productivity. To learn more about how CytexOne can design and implement a custom lighting control solution for your company, contact us.