LED v LG7 Lighting

Jo Horbury
Office lighting

When refurbishing an office or starting a new fit out it is vital that you get the right lighting, with our experience at Building Interiors we can ensure this is the case.

Our expert team will advise you on the best lighting solution for your offices, as getting a well-designed office without good lighting will often leave it looking dull and out dated no matter the quality of the design and colour scheme.

There are a number of options when it comes to lighting with LED and LG7 being the 2 most popular.

LED lighting

LED (Light-emitting diode) is a newer form of lighting solution which has some distinct advantages over the older LG7 lighting:

  • LED lights are far more cost effective in the long run which means your businesses electric bills will be reduced dramatically.
  • Despite what it says below, LED lighting has been known to last up to 25,000 hours, this is 24,000 hours longer than the average halogen lights
  • A big advantage of LED lighting is the type of light it omits. Casting a more natural light into your office means a warmer working environment.
  • The LED lights have a lower carbon footprint than standard lighting

Despite these advantages LED isn’t commonly found in offices, restaurants or shops due to the limited amount of time it has been on the market. However it certainly one of the most asked about products when we undertake any new projects or get any briefs. LED lighting is certainly the future of office lighting but it isn’t without limitations:

  • Larger investment needed up front but this initially cost is easily out weighted by the amount your business will save in the long run.
  • Efficiency & luminosity has been known to decrease over time, so despite having life expectancy which far exceeds other lights LED’s don’t always keep their original brightness.
  • LED lighting is sensitive to heat which is what causes them to wear out.

Our expert team are familiar with these flaws and ensure that the lights are placed in the best possible place to get the most from them. So despite these limitations LED lighting is the lighting we advise for most projects, but until we have done a site audit, gathered your requirements and assessed the budgets we won’t know for sure.