Illuminating the mysterious jargon of lighting

As any architect or designer can tell you, lighting has its own lingo and terminology. So we've put together this glossary of basic lighting terms for you to access any time you need to differentiate a lux from a lumen or decipher the difference between a light source's CRI and CCT.  Ampere (Amp): The basic unit... Continue Reading →

More than meets the eye: How lighting affects our biology

Lighting—whether at work, at home, or outdoors—impacts physical and emotional well-being in many ways that can go beyond vision issues. The lighting in the environment in which you live and work can significantly affect your cognition, performance, mood, sleep, and more.  Impact on Moods and Emotions Researchers are just beginning to understand how lighting can... Continue Reading →

Not all Lighting is Created Equal: Choosing between Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Task Lighting

When developing a comprehensive lighting plan, it’s easy to overlook the role of task lighting. Task lighting varies from ambient (general office) lighting in that it provides the necessary, focused light for a particular task, such as reading, computing, and note-taking. One important factor to consider when determining the appropriate level of task lighting is... Continue Reading →

How to Shop for a Task Light

There’s no shortage of options when it comes to shopping for task lighting fixtures. A quick Google search for ‘desk lighting’ will produce an infinite amount of options for nearly any taste or style preference. However, a purchase decision should not be made on aesthetic considerations alone. Task lighting can influence productivity, support general wellness,... Continue Reading →

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