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The impact of light on productivity and performance

The impact of light on productivity and performance

Monday 05 July 2021

Great lighting helps you stay at the top of your game, whatever that game may be. The light you use when reading, working, or enjoying a much-loved hobby has a profound impact on your well-being and the clarity with which you see both colour and detail.

When reading, insufficient lighting can result in reduced contrast, causing your eyes to work harder to process the information on the page, leading to eye strain and all the uncomfortable symptoms associated with it. On the other hand, if the light is too bright, it can cause headaches or migraines.

One of the critical components of great light is adjustable brightness, allowing you to pick the right level of light output for the ambient conditions, which helps you focus for longer in more comfort.

If you enjoy a hobby in which colour is a crucial component, the ability of the light source to show colours accurately should be a consideration. The inability to discern colour accurately has a direct impact on the quality of work you produce.

The Colour Rendering Index (CRI) is a scale measured out of 100 that determines how accurately a light source shows an illuminated object’s colour compared to natural light. For example, a light with a high colour rendering score will make it much easier to distinguish between navy blue and black thread.

If illuminated by lights with lower scores, the colours shown will be inaccurate and washed out.

Blue Light
Too much of the wrong kind of light can negatively impact your well-being. For example, blue light, often found in poor artificial light sources such as cheap LEDs and digital screens, can restrict melatonin production. This hormone dictates the circadian rhythm.

Therefore, it is essential to either work under natural light or an artificial light source that removes the spike in blue light from the spectrum.

Serious Lights
Serious Lights* use bespoke Daylight Wavelength Technology™ to shed an unsurpassed light beam that mirrors the daylight spectrum as closely as is technically possible. This technology means you will be able to see every word and image as though you were reading under a pool of pure, natural light.

They do not suffer from the blue light spike typical in standard LEDs, allowing you to read in more comfort without the associated adverse effects of blue light.

Discover our light range and learn more about Daylight Wavelength Technology™ today.

*High Definition and Alex Lights

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