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How Office Lighting Can Make You More Productive at Work

Workplace productivity is shaped by a wide range of factors, but one of the most significant of them all is office lighting. No matter what a person’s job is, they’re going to have a hard time being productive if they aren’t able to see clearly. Poor office lighting can also negatively impact productivity by taking a toll on employee wellness. Lighting that is too dim or too bright can lead to problems like eye strain and headaches, while offices that are too dark can make people feel tired and make it harder for them to concentrate on their work.

As a growing number of companies make wellness in the workplace a priority, natural light has become a bigger part of offices all over the world as a healthier alternative to artificial light. But even when an office has lots of access to natural light, there are times when artificial light may be needed to help people get things done.

Open collaborative space with employees talking in lounge zones

For many people, their idea of office lighting involves harsh, overhead fluorescent lights, but that’s not the way it should be. Campfire Big Lamps give off a light that’s anything but harsh and unwelcoming. Featuring a 55-inch fabric shade that creates a soft, diffused light, Campfire Big Lamps create an inviting atmosphere with the flip of a switch, instantly setting the stage for meaningful collaboration. Not only do Campfire Big Lamps provide comfortable lighting, they can also be used to create space definition for lounges and other areas around the office without putting up walls or partitions.

One of the biggest challenges in lighting an office is the fact that not everyone has the same lighting needs or preferences. Every person has their own unique eyesight limitations, and lighting needs can easily change throughout the day depending on what’s being worked on or even based on other factors like weather and season of the year. For example, a person trying to read something printed on paper will need more light to comfortably do so than a person reading something on a computer screen. Dimmer switches are often recommended to help control overhead lighting, but task lighting is a great way to add light exactly where it’s needed.

Open collaborative workspace with green chairs and wooden desks

Task lighting makes it easy for people to tailor the lighting at their workstation. Research from Steelcase has found that highly engaged employees tend to have more control over their work experiences, and task lighting is a simple way to give people the control they crave. The FLOS Kelvin Edge office desk lamp gives users a high degree of control over the lighting at their desk. This lamp not only gives users lots of ways to adjust its position, it also features a three-step dimming function and color temperature adjustment controls to adjust the quality and brightness of the light.

Another advantage to task lighting is that it can be a way to add extra lighting in the office while keeping energy costs down. Many modern office desk lamps are designed to work with energy-efficient LED lights that last for a long time with minimal energy use. SOTO Task Lights and dash Lights are both sleek, modern LED desk lamps designed to supply light for 50,000 hours.

When it comes to office lighting, there are lots of styles to choose from. Browse our full selection of office lighting products to see more lamps and task lighting options. If you need more help lighting your office, we can help. Schedule a call with our planning assistance team and our workplace design experts will be able to help you find lighting solutions that work perfectly for you.

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