How To Light Your Home Office

No one can stop the rise of the home office as people working from home start getting tired of working from the kitchen table and decide on creating a dedicated workspace. But to ensure you can work productively, your home office needs to have the correct lighting.

There’s more to it than just adding illumination, you want to create an atmosphere too that is not only comfortable but makes sure you don’t get eye strain. It’s always important to make sure you get plenty of natural light, so if you can’t be near a window, you might need to invest in a light therapy lamp.

Correctly applied lighting in the office will help keep you awake and alert, reduce eye strain, keep you productive, and invigorate and inspire you.

The key to lighting any room is to create layers of lighting. Explore what light is already available to you, including natural light and existing light fittings, how the light is distributed through the room, and the light levels in the space you will be working.

There are three types of lighting to consider when lighting in layers:


1. Ambient Lighting

Whether it’s the light from the window or the ambient light provided from ceiling and wall fixtures, this is the base level lighting on which to build. Like any foundation, the ambient light needs to provide an even level of illumination before you know where you can add extra lighting.


2. Task Lighting

You need specific focussed task lighting to see the tasks you are performing, such as reading, writing, or working on a computer. A good quality desk lamp will bring bright, focussed light to allow you to see the details.


3. Accent Lighting

If you have any awards, certificates, diplomas, or artwork on the walls or architectural details in the room, accent lighting is what you’d use to highlight it. Accent lighting is the set dressing, to add drama and aesthetics to your office.

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