If you often work from home, you probably have a nice little office space set up. Furnishing your office is the fun part, but don’t forget about the lights, because this can actually affect how effectively you work. Human beings are programmed to work during the day when there’s enough natural light to see clearly. Of course, we’re not all fortunate enough to have big windows in our home offices with lots of bright light pouring through. Instead, we have to think about how to illuminate the space with appropriate indoor lights.
Without professional help, picking the right lights can feel like quite the challenge. Generally speaking, you’ll want to go with light fixtures that fit in well with the flow of your home and make you feel comfortable. However, decent office lighting can also help reduce eye strain, keep you alert and improve your level of productivity.
Task lighting is often a good idea in offices, such as a desk lamp, because it allows you to shine a light on your work so you can clearly see what you’re doing. This, of course, depends on the type of work you do; if you’re an artist, for example, then it’s a great option. Try to avoid setting up your computer where you will have to have your back to a window because that will more than likely cause an irritating glare on the screen.
If you’re going to have the lights on all day, it’s worth considering swapping to LED bulbs as they are more energy efficient than incandescent alternatives. As a result, you’ll notice a drop in your overall utility bills. Everyone’s requirements and general preference are different and what’s right for someone else might not work well for you. The best thing to do is consider all of your options and potentially speak to a professional if necessary.