Over lighting is a common issue that arises when transitioning from fluorescent to LED lighting in offices and other indoor spaces. Here’s a summary of why this happens and what you should know:


  1. Difference in light output: LED panels are generally more efficient and can produce significantly more light output than fluorescent tubes. This means the same number of LED panels may result in over lighting compared to the previous fluorescent setup.


  1. Directionality of light: Fluorescent tubes emit light in a 180-degree angle, with a lot of light going up into the ceiling void. LED panels, on the other hand, focus the light downwards, making the lighting more directional and concentrated.


  1. Lack of reflectors: Fluorescent setups often relied on reflectors to redirect the light downwards. LED panels don’t require these reflectors, as the light is already directed downwards, leading to a more concentrated and potentially over-lit environment.


  1. Colour temperature: Lower quality LED panels can have a bluer, cooler color temperature that can contribute to eye fatigue and discomfort, compared to the warmer tones of fluorescent lighting.


The key is to ensure the new LED lighting system is properly designed to match the previous fluorescent layout and light output. This may involve reducing the number of LED panels or using panels with lower light output to achieve the desired illumination levels and avoid over lighting.


If you’re experiencing eye fatigue, headaches, or other discomfort after the LED lighting upgrade, it’s a feel free to contact us 03333 446084  for specialist for advice.

If you are considering changing to LED lighting, feel free to contact us for advice on design or a relighting project to meet your needs.