Are you living out your office days in a fluorescent lit cubicle? Feeling the 8 hour eye strain inflicted by your computer monitor? Well there is light at the end of the tunnel (pun intended)! Let these few lighting tips brighten up your workspace for the better:
- Find that natural light! Shuffle things around and move closer to that window! Natural light is far less straining on your eyes, and a good view never hurt anyone. Research shows you’ll be significantly happier and more productive at work if you are positioned closer to natural light sources.
- Draw in the focus! Increase light levels in your immediate surroundings with task lighting. If your workspace is shadowed by furniture or equipment, then you could benefit from additional direct lighting to illuminate particular working areas.
- Give your eyes a break! Clinical optometrists often suggest applying the 20/20/20 rule. For every 20 minutes of computer use, look at something 20 feet (6 metres) away for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid the glare! It is recommended that lights are placed parallel to the windows to achieve a balance between natural and artificial light, and also to avoid shadows and glare – which both have a distinctly negative impact on a workspace.