Bring on the light: Office lighting solutions for style and efficiency

September 9, 2022
From health benefits to energy savings, lighting plays an important role in any office fitout. Here we discuss the benefits of good lighting, share tips for conserving energy and showcase some of the creative ways we incorporate office lighting solutions into our fitouts.

Whether you are upgrading your existing office or designing an office fitout from scratch, don’t make lighting an afterthought. Innovative office lighting solutions Sydney can enhance your business’s brand and culture by creating the right ambience for staff and visitors, but they have many other benefits.  

A review by the Centre for Performance at Work at City University London concluded that lighting is an important factor in creating healthy work environments that help promote employee engagement, wellbeing and productivity.1 On the other hand, poor lighting can lead to negative effects like eye strain, headaches, mood reduction and safety issues with trips and falls. 

Tip: How to save energy and money on lighting

Did you know that lighting can consume up to 40% of energy in commercial premises?2 So while style is important, here are some energy-efficient office lighting solutions in Sydney. 

Make use of natural light 

Maximising access to natural sunlight is shown to boost productivity, energy and creativity (and it’s free!), so be sure to make the most of any natural light available when designing an office fitout. This can be by angling workspaces towards windows and using open plans to let light flow through. For summer mornings and afternoons, you may also need to consider blinds to counter glare and heat.

Energy efficient light globes

Light emitting diodes (LED) lights can use up to 75% less energy and emit 90% less C02 compared to the old halogen lights.2 They also last up to 25 times longer and produce less heat which reduces the load placed on your air conditioning. LEDs are available in all shapes and sizes, and while they can cost more upfront are well worth the investment. 

Switch on smart technology 

The cheapest lights are ones that are off! By using motion sensors, combined with after hours timers, in open areas, halls, meeting rooms, bathrooms and utility rooms you can automate lights to only come on when needed. You can also install lights that dim based on the amount of natural sunlight in the room.

Synchronise your lighting and office layout

Designing lighting specifically to suit your office layout – for example by matching light positioning and styles to work spaces, furniture, colours and textures – not only creates a beautiful look, but can also minimise energy use and costs. An experienced office interior design company can guide you through the lighting design.

The Vestra team is passionate about reducing the environmental impact of their projects, and prioritises energy efficient lighting and insulation to reduce energy usage and running costs.   

Lighting up office fitouts across Sydney

As part of our office fitouts, Vestra helps businesses in Sydney with office lighting solutions that lead the way in both design and energy efficiency. With the latest products, there is no need to compromise. The options are endless.

Here are just a few of the many projects Vestra has worked on.

Simcorp chooses bespoke lighting features

When Simcorp made the decision to relocate their office, they wanted a high end fitout that reflected their business culture. Vestra worked with Simcorp to create a bespoke fitout incorporated lighting features suitable for each space with stunning results, and the client was stunned too!

“It was a pleasure to work with Vestra, they patiently worked with our needs, understanding our timing and were available to meet and talk over changes whenever needed. The workspace far exceeds what we expected and is a high end fitout that is the envy of Simcorp offices globally!”

Atlas features bold hanging lights

Atlas’ values are reflected by serving clients with the highest standards of quality, expertise and absolute integrity, and they wanted their fitout to mirror this. The feature hanging lights we used in the kitchen and reception areas represent the premium look they were after and matched their overall aesthetic. 

Archetype illuminates up a warehouse

Being in a business that builds brands for others, we knew that global agency, Archetype, would want creative lighting solutions that reflect their values. 

Working within a warehouse-style shell in Surry Hills, we created a look that does just that.

Uniland highlights their logo

Another way to effectively use lighting in an office fitout is to highlight the business brand. Front-of-house was the key area of the fitout for Uniland, an energetic Epping Real Estate Agency, so it made sense to light up their name and make it front and centre.

smart office lighting

For more innovative office lighting solutions, check out our portfolio of office design projects

See how Vestra can transform your office 

At Vestra, we’ll take the time to understand your lighting needs and work with you to create energy-efficient lighting that will transform your space and set the mood of your work space perfectly. 

With a proven track record, Vestra specialises in premium commercial office fitouts in Sydney’s CBD and its surrounds. From strategy and design to project management and build, we’ll help you create an office fitout that is both beautiful and functional.

If you would like to brainstorm lighting solutions for your office space or would like to discuss our office fitout process, contact us today for a no-obligation consultation. 


  1. Professor Jo Silvester and Dr Efrosyni Konstantinou, Lighting, Well-being and Performance at Work, Centre for Performance at Work, City University London 
  2. Australian Government. Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, Lighting.


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