Planning a Lighting Scheme for Your Home Office

Creating the right lighting scheme in your home office will not only improve your productivity, but it can also help to boost your mood and enhance your energy levels. A poorly designed lighting scheme can lead to eye strain and headaches and a lack of motivation.

To help you plan a lighting scheme for your home office that will create an efficient and productive workable space, Inspyer Lighting have put together the following tips:

Planning

Before you begin to make any changes to your work space, have a good look at the lighting sources already available. This should include both natural light and light fittings. These sources will give you an idea of what is possible within the space, as well as identifying the areas where you need to add light. An important thing to remember when planning your lighting scheme is to try and create a subtle and comfortable light level, without any shadows or glare.

Natural light

Assess the amount of natural daylight in your room and where possible try to place your desk either in front of a window, or to the side of it to avoid excessive glare.
Exposure to natural light in your office space is important for your overall wellbeing and will help to increase your productivity. If you are lucky enough to have a window overlooking a green or natural environment, take advantage by taking regular screen breaks to enjoy the view and reduce your risk of eye strain.

Desk Lights

There are lots of factors to consider when choosing the right desk light. You can make the space your own and inspire creativity with a statement lamp, or you can look at more functional designs that can save you space or allow you to angle the light in various directions.

 

Clip-on desk lamps are a great option if you want to save space on the surface of your desk. Another clever, space-saving design is Anglepoise’s Original 1227 Desk Lamp with Desk Insert, which can be securely hard-mounted to your desk and provides a very handy cable management feature.