Types of Task Lighting Fixtures
Task Lighting Options
Task lighting is a specialized type of light fixture that is designed for individual use, and, as the name might suggest, highlights the task at hand and the work surface. In a commercial office setting,employees will benefit from having their own task lighting fixtures that are adjustable. Types of task lights include desk and reading lamps, as well as under-cabinet fixtures. These fixtures are available in a variety of sizes and with a range of finishes and styles that complement any interior design aesthetic.
LED fixtures are the most popular types of task lights on the lighting market today. These fixtures use little energy and reduce glare while washing the work surface with even, white light. Some task fixtures are also available with dimmers, which allow employees even more control over how they choose to light their work surfaces. By incorporating task lighting fixtures as part of an overall lighting design, an interior designer or architect can reduce the overall energy use of an interior by lessening energy loads needed for overhead lighting fixtures.
Leading manufacturers of task lighting fixtures include Humanscale, Herman Miller, 3M, Philips, KI, Kartell, Artemide, Allsteel, Flos, and Haworth. Contract’s editors are constantly on the lookout for the latest task lighting fixtures that can enhance commercial office environments. Read the product section of our magazine and visit our website frequently to view the newest task lighting products on the market that you can specify in your current commercial interior projects.