Choosing the best office lighting for your building may seem straightforward at first glance, but there's more to LED office lighting than just installing fixtures.

Along with adequately illuminating your space, the best office lights promote a productive workplace that's free of headaches and eyestrain. Proper LED lighting for offices can also be a mood-lifter if you choose the right color for the bulbs.

We've put together this review to help you decide which commercial light fixtures will work best for your area. We'll cover the different types of commercial office lighting, including the advantages of each. Plus, we'll show how can help you plan a layout and provide the best lights for offices.

Types of LED Office Lighting Fixtures

Unlike other commercial settings, offices lend themselves to more creative lighting solutions. Much of this will be based on the type of office environment you're illuminating. An open office plan, for example, will require a layout to ensure coverage across the entire room.

If you're looking for the best office lights for smaller rooms, you'll want to have more flexibility with the light fixtures and their placement. Some small offices may forego overhead lighting for desk lamps or wall-mounted fixtures. Below are some different types of LED office lighting fixtures you can choose.

Flat Panel LED Lighting for Offices

Our discussion of the best lights for an office begins with the most common type of workplace lighting. LED flat panel lights produce even illumination that takes the strain off workers' eyesight. Flat panels are usually found in drop ceiling grids, but they can also be surface-mounted or hung – like an office pendant light – from a standard ceiling. Aside from the benefits all LED lights enjoy (high energy efficiency, long life, etc.), flat panels have a lower profile than old-style troffer lights – so these flush-mounted flat panel fixtures will work well even if you have limited ceiling space.


"Super easy to install, aesthetically pleasing, and really changed the mood of my office for the better."

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Architectural Lighting & Linear Suspended Office Lights

There is a wide range of suspended office light fixtures to choose from. Along with linear LEDs, other suspended office lighting includes circular, square and criss-cross architectural pendant lights. Whatever type of hanging lights for the office you choose, they can be mounted to the ceiling, recessed or hung from cables or chains. Choosing the best office lighting for your workspace depends in part on the atmosphere you're trying to create.

Great Amount of Light

"These lights are extremely bright. They are very sleek and created a modern but subtle look for my client."

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Office Recessed Lighting Fixtures

If you want your fixtures to be tucked away, office recessed lighting is the way to go. This type of fixture is installed at evenly spaced intervals in holes in the ceiling. Office recessed lighting creates an ambient light pattern that concentrates the light downward, mimicking the effect of floodlights or spotlights. Because an exposed ceiling offers the best way to install this type of lighting, recessed light fixtures are a better option for new construction rather than replacements for outdated fixtures.

Just what we needed

"We needed a 12" recessed light and could not find any in any of the stores around us. Searched the web and found this. It was just what we needed. Placed the order and had the light in a few days and was able to quickly finish a bathroom remodel. Ordering and delivery was flawless. Thanks for a trouble-free experience."

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The Best Color for Commercial Office Lighting

Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) is measured in the degrees of Kelvin and tells you the color of your white LED bulbs. A warm (yellowish) light is about 1700K. Neutral white bulbs are about 4000K. Cool white bulbs are 5000K or more. For commercial office lighting, your best bet is a bulb that's between 3500 and 5500 Kelvin. Anything less could make workers sleepy; anything more is too blue and may cause workers to be anxious and irritable.

Count on for the Best Office Lighting

From recessed to suspended fixtures, flat panels to recessed lighting, delivers the best lights for offices. Along with ceiling fixtures, you'll also find lighting solutions for commercial stairway lighting and more. We're happy to help in any way we can. We even provide free lighting design and layout assistance.

For over 16 years, we've worked with contractors, business owners and residential clients to provide the right lighting solution at the right price. We'd love to help you, too. Shop now and let us know what you need to light up your world!

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