If you’ve begun to notice that many of your staff are complaining of headaches, migraines and eye strain, then the chances are that your current office lighting could be to blame.
People who experience headaches and migraines on a regular basis are very sensitive to light, regardless of whether or not the source is natural or artificial. This condition can make it very difficult to carry on with the task at hand, especially if the work needs to be undertaken using a computer screen which only serves to make the situation worse and can result in the employee having to take time away from the office to recover.
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Here are some of the most common causes of migraines, eye strain and headaches caused by office lighting and what you can do about them:
The glare from overhead incandescent light sources can be enough to trigger or exacerbate a headache or migraine, especially if the bulb is too bright.
Although you’ll need a good level of lighting in any office, it might be a good idea to angle the person’s desk so they aren’t sat directly beneath the light. You could also replace the incandescent lighting with a daylight style bulb to give the light source the appearance of natural daylight as a result of a pale blue coating. You can check out our range of natural daylight bulbs here.
Although not usually a light type that’s perceptible to the human eye, old fluorescent light tubes can have a faint flicker that is not only annoying for workers but can also bring about a migraine for anyone susceptible to them.
To help keep workers well and productive, replace any old flickering tubes with some of our LED fluorescent light tubes. Not only do they come in a variety of lengths to suit any office space, but they are also extremely hardwearing and energy efficient to boot!
If you need to keep your ceilings clear of any light fittings, then the softer glow emitted from our LED light panels is ideal.
With a generous surface area, these panels are not only great for saving energy, but they also distribute light evenly and are available in cool white, warm white or daylight colours that can help safeguard against visual problems and migraines. Take a look at our range of LED light panels here and help your staff stay happy and healthy at work with superior lighting.
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Created by Daniel Shakles on 23rd April, 2019