It’s just another day at the office. The way your chair and desk set up are important but what about the lighting. If you are like most of us, you are staring at a computer for the best of 7 hours a day. Overly harsh lighting will most definitely give you a headache. Office lighting can have a major impact on your eye health.
Dim lighting is just as bad. This causes your eyes to strain and can be a recipe for a migraine. Quite frankly a dark office is a little depressing. So why not have the perfect lighting. After all you will be spending a majority of your day at the office.
Some of us are lucky enough to work from home. Well congrats if you are one of the lucky ones. You have full flexibility in designing your own set-up. The only person that you have to answer is yourself. So set up your desk and chair in front of a window. Natural light is actually much better for you than any artificial light. However, when the sun starts to set and you are in the shadows make sure to turn your lights on. We suggest 4000K or 5000K which imitates a cool warm daylight. Decorative lighting such as Robert Abbey’s Havana Half Round Wall Sconce adds style to any home office. More focused light comes out of these and can be mounted horizontally or vertically.
If you are feeling fancy you can dress up your office with a beautiful chandelier. Overhead lighting shouldn’t be the sole source but it can sure help brighten the entire room. We recommend Robert Abbey’s Sputnik Chandelier. It will turn any room into a modern, retro and elegant space. An ideal way to add some fun into your home office. Who wants boring when you are your own designer?
If you are stuck living the cubicle life, don’t fret. Fluorescent light doesn’t have to be the be all end all. Here are just a few tips to help you lighten up your day and keep your eyes healthy.
Even taking a fifteen-minute break to walk around the block can do wonders for your oculars. Soak in some natural light especially if you didn’t score the office with a window. Not only will you get a little cardio in, but when you come back to the office you will be in a much better mood.
Integrate You Own Ambient Light
If the company doesn’t let you pick out your own lighting, go out and get your own. I am guessing you don’t have a lot of desk space so look for a small compact clip on light. Just be mindful of your neighbor. Sometimes these little lights pack a big punch.
Install an LED Strip
If you can’t move your desk and you are still not satisfied with your lighting, add a LED Strip Light. Mount it behind your monitor and play with all the different colors and modes that it offers. Since it hooks up to your smart phone you will be up and running in no time. Not only is this fun to have around the holidays it helps make the office a little less boring. Whether you work at home or from the office we can offer you the LED lighting solutions for you. Just call 855-968-5444 to speak to one of our office lighting specialists.