If you are attempting to get some work done in your home office or workshop and are struggling to see clearly what you are doing because of poor lighting, you will know what a difference that scenario makes to your productivity levels and mood.
Having the right lighting really makes a big difference, so here are some pointers on how to select the right lighting options for the space that you are trying to illuminate and use productively.
So many valid reasons
If you think that you can make do or compromise on the quality of your lighting you might want to rethink that train of thought when you consider the impact it can have on anything from productivity to health.
The fact that well over 60% of office workers don’t like the lighting they are working under according to a study carried out by the American Society of Interior Design, is a clue that there are a lot of unhappy people who could be doing more for their employer if they saw the light.
The fact that you are working at home in an office or a workshop is the perfect opportunity to avoid creating the same unfavorable lighting conditions and avoid the same mistake and consequences.
Good lighting can have a positive impact on your health and when you get it right it can greatly enhance your levels of concentration and influence how much work you get done.
Fit for purpose
Now that you are up to speed on the many valid reasons why good lighting matters your next task is to work on evaluating the space you are using and creating a lighting blueprint that gives you what you need.
As well as working out what sort of bulbs and LED tube lights like these you might need you should take the time to work out how much natural light you have to work with and how to add lighting options to complement and enhance that situation.
Take the time to work out aspects of the space such as when and where shadows fall and what level of task lighting you need for the work you are going to be doing there.
Making the most of task lighting
The Installation of task lighting is the normal solution for giving you the level of light that is necessary to help you carry out your work in the best conditions and it will help to reduce eyestrain when it is done right.
Think carefully about how you position that task lighting as it can create a distracting and annoying glare if you don’t get your angles and positioning right. Another point to consider is that using LED bulbs is often a better choice because they provide a warmer light and don’t give off as much heat as incandescent bulbs.
Some well-placed lights can transform your space and make it a much better place to spend time in, so give your lighting options plenty of thought and don’t underestimate the importance of getting it right.