If you work in an office, then you may already be aware that office lighting has an effect on your mood, health, productivity, and more. Working can be draining enough without the help of sub-par lighting, so make sure that your office has the best bulbs and fixtures possible to help keep you and the others going all day.
How Can You Improve Your Office Lighting?
You may have already guessed, but the problematic culprit in this scenario is fluorescent lights. “Light temperature” plays a big role in how you feel in any scenario, and “high color,” or “cool” temperatures, are the category in which florescents fall. Light of this kind is measured in Kelvin, and the effects on you and your brain will vary depending on the intensity of that light.
In an office setting, it seems as if a mix of different temperatures of light is the best option, if at all possible. “Natural light is beneficial for anyone, especially office workers cooped up inside all day. Exposure to natural light is shown to decrease depression and boost energy, alertness, and productivity.” However, you may work in an place where the office lighting is limited to that of an artificial variety. In that case, it’s possible for you to purchase lights that you can carry with you which mimic this “midday sunlight,” or find the next best thing: lights that measure 17,000 Kelvin.
You want to feel awake and alert at work where your mind needs to be sharp. Low energy levels make the days seem to drag on and can be hugely detrimental to your productivity. If a simple change like adjusting the kinds of bulbs within your office lighting system can make everyone feel better and work harder, then it’s more than worth what is really a small cost. At the very least, speak with your boss, or your employees, about their feelings on the subject and the possibility of a change.
If you think that an adjustment to your office lighting could make difference in your work day, then get in touch with Tim Kyle Electric. 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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