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2018 Guide to Ergonomic Office Lighting

Now more than ever, companies have been increasingly committed to providing a healthy workplace. While much of the focus over the years has been on posture and position, experts have come to realize that lighting plays a crucial role in a healthy and productive work environment.

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Simple Overview of Osha Lighting Requirements for the Workplace

Lighting at the workplace is an important factor that contributes to organizational productivity and efficiency. Researchers have demonstrated that satisfaction with lighting contributes to greater environmental satisfaction, which in turn enhances greater job satisfaction that ultimately increases organizational commitment.

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Guide to Computer Eye Strain Symptoms

Does staring at a computer monitor or digital screen make your eyes fatigued or strained? It’s possible you are suffering from a common ailment called computer eye strain. Read about how you can check for some common symptoms and practical prevention and treatment methods.

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Northwestern University Study Unlocks a Secret To Boost Office Worker’s Health

In a recent study conducted by Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, it was found that lighting design can improve office worker’s health. The study, which was published in Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine contains some surprising results.

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Lighting for Developers: Eye strain Can Increase Errors

For professional software and web developers, proper lighting is a critical component of the workplace. Typical offices with overhead fluorescent lighting can strain the eyes of those who spend a lot of time in front of a screen. Optimal lighting for developers is as crucial as an ergonomic workstation.

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How to Convince Your Boss to Buy You Light Filters for Fluorescent Lights

Asking for an upgrade to natural lighting in the office should be easy, right? Well sometimes the powers that be need a little convincing. We’ll show you how to state your case in 5 easy steps and provide a strong argument to improving your work area..

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Designers: Is Your Lighting Stunting the Creative Process?

Are your graphic designers, artists, copywriters, or other creatives struggling to generate truly innovative ideas or even to meet deadlines?

Do these employees complain about frequent headaches, burnout, or afternoon slumps?

Believe it or not, these problems may be directly related to the lighting in your office space. In this post, we’ll look at how fluorescent lighting can hinder your employees’ (or your) creative process, and how making a simple change to more natural lighting can help. Then we’ll introduce a simple, cost-effective way to provide that natural lighting without breaking the bank.

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Natural Light Weight Loss

Study Links Natural Morning Light To Weight Loss

As the incidence of obesity rises in the U.S. and around the world, weight loss has become a hot topic. Though the debate often focuses on exercise, food and eating habits, a study by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has revealed that exposure to bright natural morning light can influence your weight.

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Do I Have Seasonal Affective Disorder Symptoms?

As the name suggests, Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD, if you like, is a special type of depression related to seasonal changes. Like many seasonal diseases, SAD begins and ends at a certain time every year. Most people start experiencing SAD symptoms during fall all the way into winter months. Fortunately, this disorder rarely affects people during spring or summer.

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Computer Vision Syndrome

What Is Computer Vision Syndrome?

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) used to sound like a made up term. In fact, optometrists have long recognized and issue with spending hours in front of a computer monitor and how lighting can exacerbate the symptoms of CVS.

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