While no one feels happy working in a dingy and poorly lit office, there is also
nothing worse than glare from the sun on your computer screen.
Not only is it uncomfortable and annoying, it can also reduce your concentration
and can lead to unproductivity, which is never good when you have deadlines to
Luckily there are a number of things that you can do to reduce the glare in your
office space, so read on for our top recommendations.
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Design Your Space With The Sun In Mind
While completely rearranging your office space can feel like a lengthy and tiresome
task, if the glare has become too much, it may be necessary to do so. One way that
you can reduce glare is by positioning computer monitors so that employees can sit
facing windows. Not only will this give them better visibility of their computer
screens, it will also boost their mood. Who wouldn’t rather face a window as
opposed to a wall?
If you fancy completely remodelling your office, why not consider using cubicle
clusters? These create private work environments that will receive just the right
amount of filtered natural light.
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Use Shades Or Blinds
Another simple and relatively inexpensive addition that can dramatically reduce
glare is shades or blinds, which can also look really stylish when added into modern
office spaces. As the sun changes position throughout the day, you can adjust the
blinds to ensure that there is never any glare on your screen, leaving you free to
get on with your work.
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Use Lighting In The Right Way
It’s important to have appropriate lighting in offices so that those that are working in the space are able to see what they are doing, but if you want to reduce glare you will need to think about the type of light fixtures that you choose. Overhead lights can result in a lot of glare, so if this is a problem that you are dealing with a lot it may be worth getting rid of your overhead lighting and replacing it with desk lights. You could have two on every desk, one of either side of the computer.
This is also a good choice in terms of the fact that it also allows workers to tailor their lighting.
Created by Gary Baker on 23rd March, 2018