Commercial Lighting: How to Know When It is Time to Upgrade

Commercial Lighting: How to Know When It is Time to Upgrade

CMI Companies can help you upgrade your commercial lighting!

It can be confusing to know when it’s time to upgrade your commercial lighting system. Your current system might be working just fine, but not as optimally as it could. If you recently reorganized your office or changed the layout, the existing lighting system may no longer fit the way your office currently functions. Lighting is such an essential part of employee performance that it must be kept in top condition. Here’s how you’ll know when it is time to upgrade your commercial lighting.


There is plenty of research available that explores the many benefits and effects of office building lighting and how it impacts employee performance and energy costs. One study conducted by the American Society of Interior Designers shows that 68 percent of workers complain about the quality of the light in their offices. Furthermore, another study conducted by the Steelcase Office Environment index found that eyestrain is one of the top health concerns that workers have in the office. When it comes to energy costs, lighting upgrades can save up to $5,000 a year.

Expected Improvements

Some of the immediate improvements you can expect to see from a lighting upgrade include more productivity from your employees. Poor lighting can lead to eye strain, headaches, and the use of more sick days. They’ll remain alert throughout the day, cutting down on drowsiness. You’ll also see an increase in your employee satisfaction in the office with people enjoying their time at work much more when they are able to see what they are doing and where they are going. It shows that you value their contributions and want them to have a high-quality experience. You’ll find that the cost to maintain an upgraded commercial lighting system is less than what it takes to maintain an older system. You’ll also find that properly-lit workspaces are safer and that fewer accidents and injuries will occur in the office. Upgraded lighting should complement your office layout and work efficiently with your computer placement and other accessories.  


Are you in need of electric or lighting services for your commercial facility? CMI Companies is here to help! With over 35 years in the industry, CMI has an array of equipment to handle the logistics of any in-house job. We also frequently provide solutions to property managers and upcoming developments. CMI Companies provides services in Mid-Atlantic Region and proudly serves clients in Northern Virginia, Maryland, Richmond, Southern Virginia, Manassas, Prince William County, Fairfax County, Rockville, and Prince George’s County. Also, check us out on Google +FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

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