Lighting a work place consists essentially of two elements: a uniform primary light for the main room and targeted light for the office. In commercial areas, the primary lighting is often achieved through recessed lighting in grid shaped neon tubes that span the room. At home, the most popular office lights are table lamps, pendant lights, and indirect lighting from spotlights and other lamps. Ask yourself: What do you look for when selecting lights for work?
All office lighting must always satisfy two conditions: they must be clear, and not give off a glare. The contrast between light and dark fatigues the eyes, and at offices with computer screens, 500 lumens are considered the lower limit of basic brightness. Windows should be towards the sides of the desk, and can be hidden if necessary. In almost all apartments and houses, there is at least one work place, be it a professional home office, or a central point used for processing mail and various bills.
In most large offices, there is gridded recessed lighting in the ceiling to provide a suitable main light source, but now LED panels fit this function perfectly. Alternatively, recessed spotlights are the favoured fixtures in many new buildings for providing evenly distributed light, such as office ceiling lights or hanging lights. The main lighting must always be switched on when working at a desk for long periods. To achieve complementary lighting, it is recommended to include office fixtures whose light is distributed indirectly through the reflection on the wall or ceiling. This is mostly wall lights, chandeliers, and up- and downlights. Depending on their orientation, many spotlights can be used as the main light source or as direct light. Aesthetically pleasing office floor lamps are particularly popular for this purpose.
For the optimal lighting, pendant lights are primarily used for the office and are positioned in the centre above the table, with table lamps positioned laterally. It is recommended for right-handed people to place their desk lamp on the left side of the desk to avoid casting bothersome shadows over the work area. Reflections from the windows must also always be avoided to ensure ideal working conditions. Commercial spotlights can also do wonders to brighten a workplace in a welcoming way for the public.
The DIN 5035 standard defines the lighting requirements of workplaces. It also applies to independent professionals who work at home. In addition to a minimum brightness of 500 lumens, a minimum rendered colour index of RA80 is recommended. Halogen lights generally have the best colour rendering values. A higher proportion of blue light can also improve concentration. The blue values increase from the warm-white, until white daylight, through to neutral white. For this purpose, LED bulbs are best suited.
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