411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

How to Prepare Your Garden for Spring

Winter isn’t a time to neglect your garden because there are many tasks that need doing in order to ensure it’s ready for spring. If you spend time...

on Jan 18, 2022

5 Factors that Can Influence the Cost of a Roof Repair

One of the most important forms of maintenance on a home is to take care of the roof. At one point or another, every homeowner will have to repair...

on Dec 30, 2021

5 Home Repairs that Require Immediate Attention

If you have been a homeowner for a while, you'd know that any unexpected home repair can pop up at any time. It comes with the package of owning a...

on Dec 22, 2021

Discover What You Catch in Restrooms & How To Stay Safe

Thanks to the global pandemic that is continuing to disrupt everyday life, the world is currently obsessed with the need for hygiene. Now, more...

on Dec 15, 2021

No Garage? Parking Solutions for Homes without Them

When searching for a new home, most often buyers will look for homes with garages. And many buyers are hoping to find a multiple-car garage. While...

on Dec 13, 2021

Home Office Lighting

by charlotte klassa on Jun 5, 2018

When remodeling or simply installing new lighting, it is worth it to think strategically. We want to live in well-lighted spaces (this isn't the 70's!). It boosts our mood and causes less strain on the eyes. Studies have shown that it can actually boost motivation as well.

I was recently remodeling my home office, and let me tell you - the research is spot on. We have a toddler who graduated to his own room. This meant that my old home office suddenly became home to steam engine wallpaper and a vast collection of trucks. I had to move. But where? We never really used the pantry, and I decided that this would be a perfect space for my creative cave. The pantry did not have any windows, and the dim light provided by one lonely light bulb attached to the wall reminded me of a perfect setting to read a ghost story. This would never do

I began reading all sorts of articles on proper workplace lighting and a few things caught my eye:

Natural light can affect your mood and therefore your productivity.

Natural light is between 4200 and 6500 Kelvins

I could actually get light bulbs that were between 4200 and 6500 Kelvins. Whew

  • Exposure to natural light improves workplace performance. Our bodies crave natural light and having natural sunlight in the workplace positively affects our circadian rhythms and helps us sleep later on, when we should be sleeping

  • Fluorescent lighting is especially bad (didn’t we all just know this?). It causes strain on the eyes and can actually cause side effects like migraines and depression.

I breathed a sigh of relief. I was beginning to think that my little pantry office would never happen. I recommend these lights not only in your home office (or your office) but also in your bedroom and kitchen, where you spend a lot of time. Your eyes will thank you. These days, there are more options for LED lighting than ever before. You can even get light bulbs that you can control with your smartphone, and change that performance improving lighting to mood lighting.  There are many to choose from and can be ordered online from lighting stores and boutiques. I chose to replace all the lightbulbs in my house. What started in my office quickly spread out into my kitchen, livingroom and bedroom. And if it's any proof - I do sleep better at night.

Author

Most Recent Articles

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Benefits of Metal Roofing

Too often, when people think about roofs, they are likely to think about standard roofing products like asphalt shingles. When those people are...

Roofing / Gutters

How to Repair Vertical and Venetian Blinds

Vertical and Venetian blinds are the two most popular kinds of blinds that are used for home decorating. Vertical blinds have vertical slats that...

Windows / Siding

Porcelain Enamel Characteristics and Repair

Porcelain enamel is a specially formulated, highly durable glass permanently fused to metal under extremely high temperatures. The metal may be...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

How to Refinish Your Tile, Tubs or more!

Learn how to refinish and brighten up dingy old cabinets or countertops. These tips and also be used to refinish your bathtub, bathroom tile,...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

The Best Types of Perennials for Beautiful Spring Planters

Fall planting gives perennials a head start over those established in spring. Fewer insects are around to torment or damage plants in the fall. As...

Garden / Landscaping / Patio

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2022