Whether you sit in your office all day or just for a few hours, you need good lighting. There are two factors to consider – effectively lighting the area you will be working in, and choosing the right lighting for the type of work you will be doing.
Your workspace needs clear, functional lighting – a high-quality flexible desk lamp is a great start. Another very good idea is to combine natural and artificial light (if your office can accommodate it). If you use a computer most of the day, your workspace will need more light - aim for a smooth transition between your work light and your screen.
Form and function go hand in hand when creating good lighting, and good lighting is an important part of creating the right work environment.
LED Table Lamp
LED office lighting creates a better working environment and saves you money. An LED light source will provide the most effective lighting of your workspace, and there are several other advantages to LEDs that are worth keeping in mind when you’re shopping for a new office lamp.
LED bulbs have long lifespans – from 10 to 25 years – so it’ll be quite a while before you need to replace one. They also use much less energy than conventional incandescent bulbs, and you’ll notice the difference on your electricity bill. One last advantage to LEDs is that they don’t give off heat so they won’t affect the indoor climate of your office.
We’ve put together some suggestions of lamps that are well-suited to desks and offices, both with and without LED. Desk lamps don’t necessarily need to use LEDs, but we think that they’re the optimal choice.
Linear Wood LED Table Lamp
Linear Wood LED Table Lamp is a modern design table lamp made of wooden materials with a clean-line appearance. This desk lamp often uses LED light source, which can provide soft light, making it suitable for reading, working or spaces where a comfortable atmosphere is important. Its linear design takes up less space on the desktop and is often used as a lighting fixture for worktops. Light fixtures often focus on minimalist aesthetics and provide efficient lighting effects.
Colt Table Lamp
Colt Table Lamp is a table lamp with simple design and high functionality. This type of lamp focuses on a simple appearance design and is equipped with a flexible and adjustable lamp head or arm. Colt Table Lamp provides soft light, suitable for office work, reading or providing auxiliary light needs. It has a modern look and is both practical and decorative.
Before you choose a ceiling lamp or pendant for your office, consider your desk. It’s always a good idea to get the most out of the natural light in the room, so you should position your desk so that any daylight comes from the side – this helps to avoid reflections on your computer screen. The same principle applies to artificial lighting. Placing a ceiling lamp or pendant either over or just in front of your screen will create reflections, so we recommend positioning it to the side instead. Experiment with different locations before you get your toolbox out and install the lamp permanently. Height is a factor too. Our advice is to hang a pendant a minimum of 120cm over your work surface, but if your office has a high ceiling you can hang the lamp as high as you like.
We’ve put together a few examples of great-looking office pendants and ceiling lamps.
PH 5 Pendant Light
The PH 5 pendant from Louis Poulsen is a true design classic. This wildly popular lamp works just as well in the office as it does in the rest of the home. Thanks to it’s multi-shade system PH 5 provides diffuse lighting and is 100% glare-free.This lovely pendant is available in a wide selection of colours that fit in with today’s decorating trends and also comes in different sizes. PH 5 produces high-quality working light, effectively covering your workspace without blinding.
Duo Ceiling Lamp
The Duo ceiling lights of different sizes have a flat, cylindrical shade, or have reveal an opulent, hemispherical shade. The opening of the latter either points directly downwards or is angled. The body is made of aluminum and has a matt and particularly harmonious surface colour. The inside of the shade is made of oak and suggests warmth and cosiness. The polycarbonate diffuser gently scatters glare-free light into the room.
Good lighting is a must when you’re sitting at your desk, hard at work. When that lighting takes the form of a desk lamp, it’s important that the illumination comes from the side and below eye level – that’s the best way to avoid reflections on your computer screen and being blinded by the lamp. We recommend placing the lamp on the opposite side from your dominant hand, i.e. if you’re right-handed, position the lamp on the left, etc.
It’s a good idea to opt for a desk lamp that’s flexible/adjustable so you can position it exactly where you need it. A lamp with asymmetrical light distribution is another practical choice since it increases the amount of illumination projected sideways onto your work surface.
While desk and tables lamps are the most common choices for lighting your workspace, largely because of their flexibility and portability, we’re seeing wall lamps in more and more offices. There are lots of practical, adjustable wall lamps on the market that are ideal for office use – we hope you’ll be inspired by the examples we’ve included below along with a few excellent desk lamps.
Birdy Table Lamp
Birdy Table Lamp is a beautifully designed table lamp that often has a modern minimalist look and is usually made from high-quality materials such as metal or with wooden parts. It often has an adjustable lamp head, allowing you to adjust the direction of the light according to your needs, providing partial light suitable for working or reading. The common design is a round or square base with a delicate lampshade, which not only provides soft light for the work surface, but also adds a sense of modern art indoors.
Serge Mouille Wall Lamp
Mouille's insect-like designs from the 1950's were created as a reaction to heavier, clunkier Italian designs of the time. Mouille wanted to create modern lighting fixtures that had delicate lines and a stunning visual presence. The One-Arm wall sconce is one of Serge's most versatile lamps. The arm is 47" so light can be projected to many different parts of the room. Further, the shade has independent rotation to allow for further flexibility. The switch for the arm is located on the base of the lamp.
Combining modern design and functionality, these fixtures offer a variety of options for office lighting. Whether you're looking for a tabletop, pendant, or wall sconce, these products may be ideal for creating a comfortable, productive work environment. For more details and pictures of these fixtures, please visit the link provided.
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