How To Create Perfect Office Lighting: 5 Easy Tips

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Perfect Office Lighting and Best Lighting for Offices

Lighting can make or break your mood. When it comes to your office, at home or otherwise, the right lighting can promote relaxation, positivity, and focus. Here are 5 easy tips to help you create the best office lighting.

Working in an office isn’t always easy on the eyes. In fact, 61 percent of people who frequently use digital devices reported feeling some type of eye strain.

Meanwhile, dim or outdated office lighting can also put unnecessary strain on your eyes. Poor and unplanned office lighting can actually dampen the entire mood of a workspace. besides straining your eyes. Adjust your office lighting today and make it a brighter place to work.

5 Office Lighting Tips to Light Up Your Work

You don’t want your office to have sick-building syndrome. Sick-building syndrome is when you’re lacking natural light, indoor plants, bright colors, and your employees are overall less happy than they could be. Turn the tables on your dreary office today.

Make it Personal

Design of an office space plays a vital role in employee productivity. It turns out that the more customized a design is to fit a specific individual’s needs, the more productive they will be in their work.

In a workstation where the only lighting available was just downward facing lighting, employees weren’t as successful or comfortable than if they were faced with a lighting atmosphere where they could be faced with indirect lighting. Indirect lighting counted as lighting that wasn’t facing directly toward them.

Moreover, people flourish when lighting is able to be individually controlled. Desk lighting that’s available just for the individual is considered to be a highly motivating factor that allows people to complete their work with more accuracy and timeliness.

Soak Up the Sun

Unsurprisingly, people are happiest when they’re working in natural light. Move your desk closer to the window to increase your happiness and productivity.

The light bulbs you’re using can be made to mimic natural light more effectively when you’re stuck indoors. You can get full spectrum light bulbs for your office that effectively emit white light. White light is the closest imitation of natural daylight that you can get with an artificial bulb.

You can brighten up an office space even further by adding a strategically placed mirror. If your office does have a window that allows natural light, but one corner is always left in the dark. Add a mirror there to allow the natural light to bounce off of it more effectively.

If you really want to undergo a renovation, make the switch to an open work environment. Maybe you’re feeling short on windows because one person’s cubicle is taking up all the natural lighting and blocking everyone else out. Tear down those cubicle walls and create an open office environment where everyone can share in the light.

Choosing sleek surfaces instead of a matte finish on everything from desks to cabinets helps to maximize the natural light that you have available. Smooth surfaces cause the light to reflect and bounce throughout the office.

If you absolutely cannot achieve natural lighting because of the nature of your office, make it a point to take a walk outside. A person needs at least a half an hour of sunlight each day to keep them feeling their best.

Don’t Be Blue

Most working areas are lit up to about 500 lux – the measurement of illumination. However, it’s been shown that a work area that’s lit up to four times that much illumination can help combat against the onset of seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. SAD is a kind of depression related to a person not getting enough light.

A lack of lighting indoors can actually be making your employees more depressed. You can measure the amount of lux your office is putting out by getting a lux meter app. Adjust your lighting accordingly if you discover that your lighting is literally in the depressing range.

Work With Your Circadian Rhythm

Staring at a screen all day can interrupt your sleep cycle, and so can the different hues your office lighting is putting out.

Warmer, low-intensity lighting helps to calm you down and mimics the lighting that would happen closer to the evening time. On the other hand, if you need to finish a big project and want to signal to your brain it’s time to stay awake, bluish white light is high in intensity and will give a boost to your activity.

Apps like f.lux can also help in adjusting the type of lighting your screen is letting off and adapts your displays for the time of day to give your brain the signals it needs to know the correct type of lighting for the time of day.

Mix it Up

You can really take your lighting game to the next level by installing unique office lighting that becomes the centerpiece of the room.

Pieces like a crystal chandelier light are an absolutely stunning design element to consider adding to any office. Getting a lighting unit with intrigue shows you care about the space you’re working in and sends the same message to anyone who may be paying your office a visit.

If your office doesn’t allow for such types of lighting to be installed, you can opt for a fun twist on office classics. This easily adjustable floor lamp is a great alternative to regular lighting.

Only the Best for Your Office

Once you’ve got your office lighting up to par, you’re going to want to work on the rest of your space as well to make sure it’s the most productive place possible for your employees to work.

It’s been proven time and time again that happier employees really are more productive. It’s been shown that a happy employee can be as much as 20 percent more efficient in their work than an employee in a less than positive mood.

Brighten up the entire mood of your office not only with the lighting but with expertly designed office furniture that’s been designed to create the most functional and comfortable look for any office need.

You can also create a huge impact on an official visitor’s first impression of your workspace by having high-quality furniture and perfect lighting. Don’t miss the mark. You can have happier, more productive employees and a more impressive workspace with just some simple lighting and furniture upgrades.

 

Editor’s pick – Father’s Day Gift Guide

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Father’s Day is just around the corner and we have compiled a really cool list of presents to surprise the ‘World’s Best Dad’ ever!

For the man who loves unique pieces that are also functional, these great gift ideas deliver high-quality decorative elements that will not only be memorable but also useful. Our discerning suggestion list includes Binic table lamp by Foscarini that’s a really great gift for just about anyone and comes in a variety of colors to make it easy to place in the house. If Binic is a tad playful, then a the more tactical, Duii task lamp by Diesel for Foscarini has a retro style and a highly utilitarian nature.

Binic table lamp by Foscarini

Binic table lamp by Foscarini

Duii task lamp by Diesel for Foscarini

Duii task lamp by Diesel for Foscarini

For the dad who loves to entertain, Mojito Wood mobile bar trolley by Cattelan Italia is the ultimate solution. With space for liquor bottles, glassware and dinnerware, this is the best companion for after dinner cocktails or dinner outdoors.

Mojito Wood mobile bar trolley by Cattelan Italia

Mojito Wood mobile bar trolley by Cattelan Italia

And lastly, for the dad that deserves a bit of a royal treatment, Yannik coat hanger by Cattelan Italia is designed to revive an-age old tradition that’s based on an actual job; that of a man’s personal attendant responsible for his clothing and appearance. Yannik offers a convenient structure to hang a jacket or a shirt on, preparing for an upcoming workday. Yannik valet stand features a small seat that can be used to put on socks and shoes.

 

Modern Design Trends – from the 70s

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Featuring patterns, fringe details and bold colors, the 70s were considered one of the boldest decades when it comes to design. Defined by iconic fashion influencers like Donny and Marie Osmond, Cher and the original Charlie’s Angels, the 1970’s were all about standing out. Inspired by this need for attention a collaboration between Masquespacio’s Ana Hernández and Houtique, produced a stunning collection of modern pendants aptly titled Wink and defined by gold frames and dangling pink fringes that contour their curvilinear shape that were recently debuted at the Maison & Objet show in Paris.

Modern inetior design trends from the 70s

Similarly, Bonaldo partnered with Sergio Biceglo in the design of the Colors modular sofa and with Giuseppe Vigano in the Doppler project that deeply mimic the prints and colors schemes that are innate to the bygone days of the seventies which also were the influencing component of the Kaos coffee table collection by Cattelan Italia.

Modern Interior Design Trend – feathers to inspire and surprise

Monday, January 29th, 2018

The super stunning Feather lamp by Modern Grand Tour is part of a trend that is catching fire quickly. Showcased at the 2018 Maison & Objet show in Paris, the Feather lamp is designed to give its surroundings an immediate boost in character regardless of color or version (it is available as a table lamp, floor lamp and chandelier). Far from representing a boudoir look, the Feather lamp brings a weightless spotlight, adding a natural element to its environment while maintaining a modern sense of simplicity and ambiance. It doesn’t hurt that this trend is legitimately validated by spectacular dresses from spring-summer 2018 Haute Couture collection by Dior which featured the most extravagant bustier dress adorned by exaggerated white feathers and by Lady Gaga’s choice of feather inspired dress and a piano covered in feathers during her unforgettable performance at the 2018 Grammy Awards.

Feather lamp by Modern Grand Tour

Feather lamp by Modern Grand Tour

Design Trends – winter calls for modern lighting to cozy up to

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

It’s officially winter on the East Coast and cozy interior styles are an absolute must-have. Designed to add warmth and create an inviting atmosphere that is drastically different from the brisk cold outside, Granny modern lighting collection by Casamania-Horm draws from childhood associations that recall grandmothers knitting hats, gloves and sweaters to prepare their families for cold winters.

Granny lighting collection by Casamania-Horm

Granny lighting collection by Pudelskern for Casamania-Horm

Designed by a young Austrian firm Pudelskern, Granny lights are hand-knitted by Netherland-based craftsmen using exclusively pure thick wool from Tyrolean mountain sheep located in the eastern part of Austrian Alps. With deep sensorial symbolism related to winter, Granny modern lighting collection includes table lamps and floor lamps, as well as wall sconces and modern pendants lights, all of which are flame resistant and convey a raw yet cozy surface with social and ecological responsibility. Read More