Home Office Lighting
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
by Littman Bros Lighting
When lighting a home office, you will want to create a comfortable environment that is free of harsh contrasts and distracting glare. You will need task lighting for reading, writing, and computer work, and general lighting for the surrounding area. You may also want to include accent lighting for prized possessions.
Two large ceiling fixtures will provide a lot of well-diffused general lighting, while eliminating shadows on the desk. Place the fixtures over head and to the right and left of the desk so the light comes over the shoulder. Lighting placed in front of a desk will cause reflections.
Credenzas can be illuminated with slim under cabinet lights containing low voltage and very bright xenon bulbs for crisp, white lighting. Mount as close to the front of the cabinet as possible to avoid glare reflecting off the work surface.
Photos, awards, artwork or a plant can be highlighted with monorail track lighting.
An adjustable table lamp will provide additional light to the desk and keyboard areas. Position the lamp so it is not reflected in the computer screen.