Properly organized workplace lighting can improve employee productivity and productivity. Also, lighting has a direct impact on the emotional and physiological components of a person. The role of lighting increases in the cold season, when most of life is spent under artificial lighting.
Today, when equipping lighting in offices, it is important to consider several fundamental principles:
- Maximum natural light. Natural light is the most beneficial for humans and must be used effectively. At a distance of more than 6 meters, the level of natural light begins to decrease. It is important to properly zone the room. It is convenient to do this using glass partitions.
- Optimal light temperature. “Warm” light disposes a person to relaxation, turning into drowsiness, and too “cold” will mercilessly spur the nervous system, increasing the level of tension. Therefore, the color temperature should be selected depending on the tasks of particular office space.
- Ability to control lighting. It includes the regulation of light intensity and color temperature in both individual luminaires and general lighting luminaires. Smart lighting systems are installed in modern offices.
Here are some tips for placing light sources:
- The light source should be placed to the left of the worker (for right-handed people), so that the light does not blind the eyes and does not light up the display. For left-handers, the rule is exactly the opposite.
- Lighting should complement the overall comfort of the workplace. In any case, it is better to select a desktop from a light material that does not give glare.
- Use monitors with anti-reflective coating for operation. Sometimes tilting the monitor “away from you” helps to get rid of annoying glare.
- Fluorescent or LED lamps are perfect for this task.
- Convenient lamp for the workplace – a transformer lamp with a movable leg, which is attached directly to the table.