Health & Safety

HSE Minimum Lighting Standards for the Workplace

There are recommendations by HSE on minimum lighting standards for the workplace.  These range from operating machinery operating to office or classroom lighting and are defined as LUX levels.

Increasingly whilst not mandatory, insurers are guided by them.

Therefore it’s in every employer’s interest to ensure that lighting is of the required standard to carry out your business safely and efficiently. For example in franchised car distributors, often insist on average LUX standard for both Repair and Preparation of vehicles.

The light Kelvin or Colour Temperature is also important. For example colour matching in the fagraphic or printing trade 5000k is preferred. Often with fluorescent lighting due to the rapid depletion the colour is often below 3000k.

As members of the Institute of Lighting Professionals we can advise on the levels you will require and help you meet your regulatory requirements.

HSE Legislation requires that all buildings that are occupied to have installed adequate exit / escape lighting to ensure a safe exit in case of a power failure. All Escapes and exits In the UK must be lit to a minimum of 1 lux during an emergency.

This is to ensure that in the event of an emergency, you have the right emergency lighting to illuminate the exit route with our range.

There are either maintained or non-maintained, we would provide either type and advise on which is appropriate.

Our LED emergency light fittings are efficient and reliable with battery condition display an indicators. We supply either individual units or as with panel lights internal battery back ups.

Batteries will normally be required to be replaced every 3 – 5 years  you should have regular checks on the battery.

I would highly recommend ledlights4you

I was looking to replace a very old, flickering warm white halogen in my dim office space. It took a very long time to actually function, even after switching it on and didn’t provide me with anywhere near enough light that I needed to work. In fact, I was also using an LED desk lamp in conjunction, to try and boost the lighting, so I wasn’t straining my eyesight. I contacted ledlights4you and a helpful team member suggested a replacement cool white, natural daylight, fitting. I was very impressed at how quickly it arrive. It’s very compact and modern and now I have instant light when I need it and no eye strain. Apparently, the energy saving is 45%, but that doesn’t take into account the additional cost of previously having to operate the desk lamp too. The pictures don’t do it justice and we haven’t gotten around to decorating around the new fitting…. I would highly recommend ledlights4you

Clare Constance

LEDlights4you provided the most efficient LED High Bay Tubes

As Packaging manufacturers we needed to improve the environment and reduce energy costs. LEDlights4you provided the most efficient LED High Bay Tubes which were actually 50% brighter than the 400W Metal Halides they replaced.
Overall we are saving £11,500 a year on our energy bills with a much improved Environment.

Barry Cuss

H Mart will save £24,000 over the next 5 years in energy costs

As a fast growing Korean Supermarket Chain efficient lighting is important for pickers to make up orders from the warehouses.
LEDlight4you supplied and fitted LED High Bay Tubes in place of our 250W Metal Halide High Bays. LEDlights4you reduced the number of lights by 30% and increased the lighting to give an average of 250LUX double that of the previous lights. In addition H Mart will save £24,000 over the next 5 years in energy costs. We were so pleased with the installation that LEDlights4you have designed and fitted two shops and our Surrey Warehouse

Filippo Maghella
H Mart

Very competent LED lighting installer

Very competent LED lighting installer. Most grateful for his dedicated work at Burnham Area Youth centre, when he converted our lighting system

Mike Lang

Excellent service. Great energy saving advice

Excellent service. Great energy saving advice. Supplied & installed good quality products. Highly recommend.

Claire Dore

Professional approach and quality service

We wanted bespoke lighting for NHS hospital Reception Counters and contacted Paul at LEDlights4you. He appraised the specification required and delivered a day later. We used his services before for Dental Surgeries and knew he would supply quality finished equipment which we could be confident would be efficient and work. I would recommend LED lights4you for their professional approach and quality service.

Alan Voysey
Medspace Solutions

Reduced our lighting energy by approx 40% saving £2660 over 5 years.

LEDlights4you surveyed and fitted LED panels throughout our offices to replace the ageing Fluorescent panels. The result was remarkable they reduced the number of panels, it is twice as bright and reduced our lighting energy by approx 40% saving £2660 over 5 years.

Mortgage Select

I Can Thoroughly Recommend Their Work.

We’re really pleased with what Paul Young and team have done with our lighting and I can thoroughly recommend their work.

Oliver Janes

Jack Allen Owen Barry

Excellent service and a great product. Saved us a lot of money. Paul and his wife were excellent and were very innovative with some of the harder locations.
Jack Allen
Jack Allen
Owen Barry


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