Office Lighting

Written by Rylee Newton
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One of the most important things to consider when designing a home office space is adequate lighting. If you don't supply your office with the right kind of light, you risk suffering from eyestrain and fatigue. Installing the right lighting in your office also helps to cut back on proofreading errors.

Many people think they have to compromise style for adequate light, but nothing could be further from the truth. If you're working from your home, you need to create an office environment that is both comfortable and stylish. When I don't have adequate light in my home office, I tend to experience lower rates of productivity. When the lighting is wrong in my office, I often find myself searching for places outside my home to work.

Finding the Right Lights for Your Home Office

When it comes to home offices, many people invest in desk lamps and floor lamps. Desk lamps tend to take up more workspace, but they also offer more direct light than other lighting options. Floor lamps are great if you want to conserve space on your desk, and you need to light the entire office area. If you're working with a limited space, you might want to consider installing wall-mounted light fixtures.

Other popular lighting options for offices include track lighting and ceiling lighting. If you're installing track lighting, I suggest you avoid the high-voltage halogen variety. I have always found this type of lighting to be too harsh for extended exposure. Low-voltage halogen, on the other hand, is a good option, since maintenance will be minimal. In addition, you want to make sure to place the track lights high enough above your sight line to avoid distractions or discomfort.

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