Improving Productivity by Improving Lighting

If you manage employees, you may not have given much thought to improving productivity by improving lighting. Installing NaturaLux light filters from Make Great Light could do exactly that. They simulate natural light, reducing the negative effects of fluorescent lighting, such as headaches, fatigue, eyestrain and more. Choosing our light filters might just be one of the best things you could do for the well being of your workers.

Ergonomic Lighting? Yes, it’s a Thing.

Improving Productivity by Improving LightingYou probably think of office furniture when you think of ergonomics, things like desks and chairs that promote comfort. But lighting can be ergonomic as well. Not only can it improve the efficiency and productivity of your employees, it can also improve their quality of life.

That might seem like a bold statement, but it’s true. The fluorescent lights in your office can, as you already know, contribute to tired eyes and overall fatigue. They can even help trigger debilitating migraine headache attacks. When someone suffers an attack, the last thing they want to do is be productive – they want to crawl into bed in a dark, dark room until their symptoms subside.

You can help reduce those problems just be making some changes to the lighting in your office. Here are a few to consider.

Decide the Kind of Light that’s Best for Your Office

If some of the people in your office experience migraines or significant eyestrain, you might want to think about using what’s known as “direct-indirect lighting.” In a nutshell, this kind of lighting system directs most of the light upward, reducing the glare that can cause so many problems.

Talk to Your Employees

Don’t be afraid to ask your employees directly about the quality of light in your office. Do they believe there’s enough natural sunlight coming through the windows? Can they see well enough to do their jobs, or are they being distracted by glare? Do they have tired eyes during the day, or are they experiencing any discomfort?

Make Sure Your Lights Don’t Flicker

You’ve no doubt had an encounter with a flickering light at one time or another. It could have been in your bathroom, or it may have occurred when you went out to eat. You obviously know how annoying that can be.

For some people, however, flickering is more than a mere annoyance – it can actually trigger a migraine attack. Fluorescent lights flicker – even though you usually can’t see it with the naked eye, people who are sensitive to flickering know it’s happening. If the people in your office talk about suffering from headaches or eyestrain, then you should take a closer look at your lights.

If there is a flickering issue, the easiest fix will be installing NaturaLux light filters. That problem will soon be a thing of the past.

Introduce Natural Light Whenever Possible

Even though the vast majority of us spend most of our time indoors, we really weren’t designed to get our light through artificial light. We were meant to get light from the sun. NaturaLux filters mimic natural light – minus the UV rays that can do serious damage to your skin.

A Make Great Light representative can give you more tips on improving productivity by improving lighting. Just use our online contact form to get in touch, or give us a call at 612-399-6484.

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