Task Lighting — Your Secret Productivity Tool
What Is Task Lighting?
When you are designing a space, lighting is done in layers. You have your general lighting, accent/ambient lighting, and task lighting. Task lighting in the form of a desk lamp is concentrated lighting with the purpose to help you complete your work.
In recent years, desk lamps have incorporated LED technology which besides its innate benefits of not emitting heat, low power consumption, and long lasting durability, also better replicate natural light which is important for our circadian rhythm.
Desk Lamps and Your Well-Being
Light Your Way to Productivity
Some of us wish the days would have more than 24 hours and perhaps more sunshine but the truth is that the sun has places to be, even though we want to keep going. That midterm, report, homework, website, and new app is not going to be done by itself and that’s how our trusty desk lamp shines.
Besides improving the lighting conditions of your home office, LED technology incorporated on desk lamps are better at imitating natural light. Still, it is important that you buy the right desk lamp and the right type of light.
Warm lighting (CRI 55): Creates a sense of comfort and relaxation. This type of lighting is perfect if your afternoons are spent reading books or online articles that you enjoy.
Cool lighting (CRI 60-65): Found in conference and brainstorming rooms of high profile companies, improves alertness, mood, and productivity. It also reduces melatonin which reduces the feeling of fatigue.
Color Rendering Index is the measurement of light in relation to how it affects the appearance of color. Natural daylight has a CRI of 80.
What to Look for in a Desk Lamp
3 Great Desk Lamps
Desk lamps can increase your productivity and help you finish your work by manipulating your circadian rhythm and improving the light quality of your home office. It is also important to get plenty of sleep so make sure you have at least one hour of no blue light for your brain to start releasing melatonin. We hope this user guide has at least brightened your day.
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How to Choose a Keyboard Tray
How to Choose an Ergonomic Chair
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