These past years working from home has turned into something common worldwide. With the Omicron variant and 2022 at our door steps, for sure more people will continue to work this way.
Facing COVID daily continues to alarm people that need to travel for work, keeping biosecurity measures but still running with the risk of getting infected.
Many people have taken the initiative of working from home, creating their own offices, but getting over this challenge it’s not so simple.
Sometimes it’s very difficult to organize and use time efficiently, but if we see it from another angle, the traveling times we used to do can be used now on our family or in other activities.
If you are someone who wants to optimize your home office, we’re going to give some advice to light up this new corner of your home.
Choosing Home Office Lighting
Before thinking about lighting, you need to choose your spot at home where you’re going to work. It’s recommended to search for a space with a good natural light entrance apart from distractions with not too many interruptions.
Search for the furniture that appeals more to your needs, whether it be something simpler or more elaborated, it will mean the same while you liked it.
But, what you have to take seriously into account are the furniture measures in this new office space and how comfortable they are. In the end you are going to be the one fulfilling your daily job duties there.
Now for lighting
Windows are going to be big allies at your working time.
If you’re at home all day, electrical bills are going to rise so a well natural lighted space will save you money and give you a nice daily dose of sunlight. Especially good for your wellbeing and daily mood.
If there’s too much light in the brightest time of the day, remember that a curtain is always going to be useful.
Is natural light going to be enough?
It depends, in some jobs that can be enough. But if you’re writing on a computer like myself, artificial light is a must.
The issue with this is that not all lights are going to work, staring at a computer screen all day sure is gonna harm you in the long run. Being exposed too much to radiation not only hurts your sight but it’s going to create a lot of fatigue.
So when night is at bay or in spots with almost no natural source of light it’s always good to rely on good lighting. For home office lighting, there’s a variety of lamps that will help you out, with different styles and functions, depending on what you’re looking for.
Lamps for the office
Illumination is key, keeping clarity in our work area, some of these lamps will be useful for you.
For your desk lighting you can use this Maxlite LED Desk Lamp, apart from its white color and modern design. It comes with an adjustable neck to adapt for your needs.
Counts with enough power (220 lumens) to light your desk space without being too obnoxious with its nice temperature of white light (3000 kelvin). Good enough for task jobs or office duties. Another feature, it comes with a USB port, that you can use for example, charging your phone while you’re night reading
If you have a window close to it, put the lamp on the opposite side to receive light from both ways. Also, you can move the neck according to your needs, and that way you avoid annoying shadows over the table, computer or papers. Avoid straining your eyes and having future complications.
To use along with the desk lamp, consider using this powerful Maxlite torch. This torch does the heavy lifting in the office lighting department. It comes with 2200 lumens of potency while maintaining a warm light temperature, in a way that all your space is lighted but still keeping a good and friendly work atmosphere.
This lamp works perfectly so you don’t have to worry about damaging them, it has a warranty of 5 years and a lifetime of 25000 hours.
Ceiling fans for the Home Office
In case the spot you choose doesn’t have too much ventilation. We recommend this Mirage Ceiling Fan. It’s perfect to help you shed light from the ceiling to your home or commercial office while contributing to its cooling.
This fan possesses three speeds, each one tailored to your needs. It also comes with a LED kit with a L26 bulb, that along with other sources of light it’s enough to cover all your lighting needs.
One example of using this ceiling fan is in winter. It’s slow clockwise mode makes the room feel warmer. This speed creates a gentle updraft that pushes warm air, which naturally rises to the ceiling, down along the walls and back the floor, spreading the warmth all over the place.
In case you already have a cooling system in place and you still want to have a source of light coming from the ceiling, then our best bet is installing this metal pendant lamp.
Despite it’s design, this lamp comes with a very modern and powerful led bulb, 1980 lumen and temperature of 4100 kelvin. 5 year warranty.
If you’re not too sure how to install this, remember to contact an expert on setting up these fixtures. We at Lightingsupplies.com have a free consultation if you’re in doubt.
Decorating lights for the home office
Because you’re going to spend most of your day in these, it never hurts that you also spend time decorating your office to give it a special touch.
If your idea is painting walls, I recommend a palette of neutral and pastel colours. This creates a nice atmosphere that will help you focus better on your work.
Maybe a decorative lamp that reflects your style it’s a nice add, along with something that inspires you, maybe a plant, photos. but remember to always keep everything in check.
Using a lamp that shows who you are can greatly contribute to your work space, will add an extra level of comfort and give you the good vibes that help you work even better.
There are several types of decorative lamps, but it will all depend on your needs, a good choice is a LED Ceiling Fixture.
A pendant lamp apart from having strong illumination, has modern and elegant designs for the others.
Our store has a wide variety of lamps from these styles that adapt to whichever taste you as a client have. This comes from pendant lamps, wall sconces and ceiling ones, which can work perfectly for your needs.