Lighting

A History of Bad Office Lighting Must Make Way for a Human-Centric Future

“Every office I’ve ever worked in has had lighting that’s made me feel varying degrees of insane and depressed. To be clear, I’m not speaking specifically about the New York Magazine office lighting — our combo of LED overhead and natural light is not uniquely bad, but it is definitely bad in the way that all office lighting is bad, i.e., uncanny, freakishly bright and yet also not bright enough,” writes Rachel Handler, author at New York Magazine. “LEDs — which are still the primary office-lighting source in the U.S. — can slowly drive people insane by flickering at an imperceptible level, giving them headaches and, in my case, the lingering suspicion that reality is a subjective experience.” It might sound a little extreme but lighting can have a huge impact on health and wellbeing. Research from the National Headache Foundation demonstrated that 80-90% of those who suffer from regular migraines experienced photophobia as a […]

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