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Office Lighting Affects Your Productivity

When working in an office setting, you might find yourself routinely feeling drained, dazed, drowsy, or just unable to focus. These and other “symptoms” can actually be attributed to the kind of lights that you have in the area. If you change up your office lighting, you may be surprised to find how much better and alert you feel.

The Value of Optimal Office Lighting

“Humans are enormously photo sensitive. It is light and dark that determines our Circadian rhythms, and sets our body clock.” That’s why it’s so important to have exposure to the right kind of lighting depending on what you’re trying to accomplish. If you’re trying to go to sleep, for example, the blue light of a phone screen will (biologically) wake your brain up rather than lull you to sleep. It can be similar within the office: a bright, fluorescent light could strain your eyes, tire your brain, and make you less productive.

The quality of office lighting plays a big role in how you feel during work. Flickering lights are obviously going to be a distraction, and even more so if that flicker comes with a buzzing sound. Also, obviously, the intensity of light “required” for certain tasks will vary depending on the age of the person. Those who are older and who have may worse eyesight will need brighter conditions to work in their optimal setting. The “color,” or “temperature,” is also crucial (as seen in the example above regarding a phone screen). Computers naturally have a blue light which can cause strain to your eyes after a certain period of time.

Put simply, it’s very important to look into the right kind of lighting for your situation and to then ensure that you have it for your work space. “n many cases, commercial building lighting design was done years or even decades ago, and there’s a good chance that your commercial property is being used differently today than it was then.” That’s why you should get in touch with Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling, so that we can come in and help you to find the perfect office lighting balance. You can talk to an expert about new installations of lighting and wiring, among other things, for your home or business.


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