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Working environments need to combine functionality with comfort to appeal to employees and encourage productivity. A1 Lighting talks to some key industry speakers on the best way to light the office.


For most of us, the office is where we spend the majority of our time. As such, we need the office to be a comfortable and welcoming space. Lighting plays an extremely important role in building an appealing environment for workers, so what makes the perfect present-day office space?


With the economy in it’s


current state, getting the right lighting solution is a difficult prospect; “A clearer


understanding of the importance of lighting in the workplace has more recently placed a growing emphasis on good lighting design” explains Simon Fisher General Manager, EMEA Indoor Luminaire Solutions at GE Lighting. “However, while many thought through specifications promise productive, pleasant working environments – these designs are often compromised when budgets are cut.” With money becoming an increasing concern when installing a new lighting


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solution, what is the best way to get a comfortable and efficient lighting solution with such a tight budget? For some, the answer is to consider the short-term gains of cheaper lighting solutions, but this can mean much higher costs long-term. “The emergence of new technologies has signalled an increasing number of options on the market, competing for share. In this arena, the initial investment can be a major barrier and so understandably end-clients


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