Fluorescent Office Lighting

Best office lighting for computer work

Office lighting is a critical factor in workplace wellness. Quality office lighting is just as important as air quality and ergonomics.

Headaches

Reduce eyestrain from glare

Fluorescent light produces glare. A lot of glare. That harsh light disrupts your visual field, which strains your eyes. This leads to visual fatigue, headaches and migraines.

An estimated $50 billion is lost by U.S. industries each year due to absenteeism, lost productivity and medical expenses caused by migraines.
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HEalth issues

Issues from Overhead Office Lighting

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  • Fluorescent light headaches and migraines
  • UV exposure and melanoma
  • Eye strain caused by visual fatigue
  • Insomnia and sleeping disorders due to melatonin suppression
  • Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) or depression
  • Endocrine and immune system disruption
  • Female hormonal/menstrual cycle disruption
  • Dramatic increase in breast cancer rates and tumor formation
  • Stress and anxiety due to imbalanced cortisol hormones

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Office  Lighting & Job Performance

The harsh glare of fluorescent lights can wear on your eyes over the course of the workday.

The fluorescent light glare and flickering (sometimes unperceivable) causes eyestrain and visual fatigue. It’s no wonder at the end of the day you feel tired and have trouble concentrating.

Best Lighting for Computer Work

When fluorescent lights are positioned above and behind a computer screen, the light reflection on the screen causes even more glare for the user. This causes further eyestrain and visual fatigue. This is commonly known as computer vision syndrome.

Ergonomic lighting for Offices

Ergonomic office lighting has quickly become part of the new standard for a healthy workplace.

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Natural lighting

Best lighting for office with no windows

Windowless office solutions

Health and wellness experts all agree that natural lighting is essential to regulating hormones that can influence sleep and mood. 

A study by Northwestern University found that workers exposed to more natural light showed the following improvements:

  • Better sleep quality
  • More physical activity
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reported a better quality of life

 

Light Filters

Products

Office lighting fluorescent tube covers are versatile, durable solution for standard 4′ fluorescent lamps. 

Office lighting fluorescent light covers are designed to cover fixtures that are flush to the ceiling. Works with LED too.

"The filters made a significant difference in the amount of glare, and the staff are happy to no longer experience eye strain and fatigue. Very grateful! Thank you."
Andrea D.
Burnaby, BC, Canada

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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