‘Working from home’ Lightmares

With many people forced to work from home, and those not lucky enough with a dedicated workspace, the impromptu home office; bedroom, dining room, breakfast bar and cupboard, does not always present itself with the best lighting.

December 4, 2020, by Henry Li

With the various day-to-day tasks including writing, reading, working on computer screens and video conferences, your home lighting is worked hard and not necessarily equipped to help with all those tasks.

Takeaway tips:
1. Sunlight – maximise the amount of daylight, this is nature’s free and best light source! By working near a window where possible, reap the health & wellbeing benefits. Remember when on video conference avoid having the window/daylight behind you to prevent being in silhouette.

2. Ambient lighting – when working with a digital screen it is important to have indirect background lighting to reduce the overall contrast and the potential of eye strain or fatigue.

3. Task lighting – on those grey winter days when we are all craving sunshine, be sure to use local task lighting to boost lighting levels at your workspace.

4. Flexibility – having layers of light and lighting control allows you to change your environment throughout the day and seasons.

For more information on how we can help with your home and office environment, please get in touch at enquiries@light-housedesigns.com or henry@light-housedesigns.com

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