Being flexible with working from home is becoming increasingly important, therefore the correct design of your home workplace is crucial. You probably haven't thought of it yet, but the lighting at home is often very different from that at the office. The standard for good office working light is 500 lux (the strength of the light on your work surface), this level of light aids concentration and minimises the contrast between your computer screen and the surrounding working environment
What does this mean for your health?
- Irritated eyes
- Dry eyes
- Tension headache
- Concentration problems
- Bad sleep
Insufficient light, especially natural daylight can therefore lead to quite serious health issues and complaints in the long term.