Motivating yourself to get work done at home, especially with the nights getting cooler and darker, can be really difficult. With the busy end-of-year at work upon us, it’s important never to underestimate the importance of creating a comfortable, efficient work space using task lighting.
Building yourself the perfect working environment would be nothing without suitable task lighting at hand. The type of task lighting you choose even has an effect on your productivity. Here we are going to get to grips with which specific lighting design is best for you.
The Astro Enna desk lamp is the perfect choice for focusing on one specific spot. This is the ideal selection for those who are looking for study task lighting. For background lighting for spaces such as your living room, lighting like the Astro Amalfi Uplighter add a perfect layer to any task lighting decor.
Having the best lighting for whatever you need the space for, whether it is work or play, is a great place to start for a home decor update. Task lighting is there to create a welcoming space for you to work in. It’s all about the lights you use to read, write and study by. It’s important to get this lighting right to avoid eyestrain and keep yourself focused on the job.
The main thing you need to make sure of with task lighting is that it’s bright enough to manage the task at hand. It shouldn’t create a distracting glare. Your lighting should be bright enough so that you can perform tasks without having to strain your eyes.
Searchlight have the perfect bankers desk lamp that will save you from eye strain whilst still not taking up too much space. For larger rooms, Interiors 1900 have their Clarendon task floor lamps that offer focused lighting for a bigger area.
Solihull Lighting carry a full range of task lighting perfect for any job. You can browse our popular LED range from Astro, featuring popular task lighting products such as Tosca, Fosso, Leo and Enna.
Top Task Lighting Tips
- Lighting should be located to the side of the task and not directly in front of it to avoid glare and too many shadows in the room.
- If you’re right-handed, place your lighting on the left side of your work area and vice-versa if you’re left handed. This reduces the chance of shadows on your workspace and will make you feel confident in your work area.
- Adjust your lighting downwards onto the task surface to stop the lighting from shining into yours or anyone else’s eyes.
- Don’t just think about your lighting position but also the height. Shadows and brightness levels can be altered dramatically by changing the position of a light fixture.
Task Lighting Around the Home
In your living room you want to have three sources of light where possible. Combining natural light, an overhead light or lamp and task lighting will help you to feel cosy when you’re reading or doing a crossword.
For your bedroom, consider getting reading lights as well as table lamps. These should complement your overall design because your bedroom is a space for complete relaxation. You don’t want the lighting to make you feel uncomfortable. Astro have a great collection of switched LED reading lights, such as the Fosso light which is completely adjustable to where you need it.
If you have a home office with a computer, you don’t want a source of light from the right-hand side. You should also avoid having a window directly behind the screen or a bright lamp that shines directly at you. Having multiple low to average light sources throughout the room will help you to avoid eye discomfort. Searchlight have a range of desk lamps at affordable prices, such as the 2429BK hobby table lamp. All of these are low impact task lighting that will help you to avoid eye strain.
When it comes to finding the right task lighting it’s important to choose wisely. You need to create the perfect environment that is both calming and functional, and that also sits comfortably within your interior design. Remember here at Solihull Lighting you can combine functionality and cutting edge design without breaking the bank. View our Astro Range of task lighting online and in store today.