Scenario: your mobile workforce is performing, but they may experience a range of lighting conditions depending on their individual home environments, some of which are not conducive to concentration or overall wellness. They need brighter desk lamps, and in some cases, could even benefit from options which change in color temperature throughout the day.
What would you recommend?
The IT department was already the de-facto source for technology questions, but with much of the workforce operating remotely, they need to be company-wide thought leaders in how technology can keep employees healthy and happy.
Believe it or not, something as simple as a brighter desk lamp may help.
Why are bright desk lamps important?
When we say “bright desk lamps,” we really mean lamps which are brightest during the middle of the day, but have the capability to tune themselves to differing brightness levels at other parts of the day.
This ability, called, “human-centered lighting,” revolves around the idea that humans have evolved to expect warmer lighting temperatures in the morning and evening, and whiter, “bluer” lighting conditions midday, following the “sunrise, sunset” hues we typically see in the sky around those times.
This isn’t some New Age-y, loosely-defined trend; human-centered lighting has been used in very pragmatic situations where it was critical to the health of those using it. So it is doubly important
Even a brighter desk lamp during the day can be enough to keep employees’ eyes less strained after hours spent on their computer.
If your company or organization has the budget to buy every employee a new desk lamp for the home or hybrid office, all the better. But for those organizations whose budgets do not allow for such spending, we recommend you share this list of options with any employee who has recently shown a lack of productivity or complained of eye strain.
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