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Working From Home? Lighten the Load

Working From Home? Lighten the Load

When working from home, it is important that your place of residence is equipped for the everyday working needs. Natural lighting is important, but artificial lighting and electrical equipment are also things that need to be considered.

Your Local Lighting and Electrical Supplier

The environment of your home plays a key role in the success of your home-based work. If you want to increase your work from home productivity then you must ensure a few things, including appropriate lighting. SND, your local electrical supplier Birmingham have expertise and knowledge in electronics and lighting.

Every room has a different purpose, but even more so when you're working from home. Kitchen and bathroom need bright overhead -lighting, whereas relaxing or time spent on hobbies such as needlecraft or writing a novel require spotlights to help you focus. Natural lighting is a must, but there are also many jobs that require more complex lighting needs in the home. Let's take a look.

Ambient Lighting

Here at SND, we provide a number of different lights for a range of different uses. There are some lighting solutions that prove to be more popular than others, including ambient lighting. Ambient lighting prevents a harsh glare and provides enough light for you to do your job properly without being overly bright and abrasive on the eye.

Soft ambient lighting is great for working with your décor to make a room feel bigger and more spacious. If you want to highlight things around you or want to work closely with things then ambient lights might not be a good choice. However, if you use it appropriately, ambient lighting can create an incredibly relaxing environment.


Also known as accent lights, spotlights highlight specific areas and certain objects, adding interest and focusing attention at the same time. For this kind of lighting, a bulb or shield that directs the light is all that is required. You can achieve accent or spot lighting with table lamps and halogen spotlights with opaque shades if they are in the line of sight.

Task lighting

The lighting required to perform everyday tasks such as getting ready in the mirror, shaving, cooking, reading, etc. is known as task lighting. Task lighting has two basic purposes: preventing the eyes from getting tired and enhancing visual clarity.

Task lighting is made to be glare-free to ensure that its purpose is fulfilled. Task lighting is often used in places where you need to perform ‘detailed tasks' such as sewing, writing, or reading. The biggest benefit of task lighting is that it naturally stimulates your brain. By increasing your concentration, the lighting automatically makes you more alert to the task at hand.

Natural lighting

Regardless of the electrical lighting solutions in your home, enhancing natural light is essential. Keep windows clear of curtains to make the most of the daylight hours, use mirrors to reflect light around the room and utilise neutral colours and tones to brighten up your home.

Firelight and candlelight can also enhance the natural lighting in your home, although they add a much more relaxed, ambient glow.

There you have it-the different lighting you need when working from home. To find out more about the aforementioned lighting, contact your local electrical suppliers Birmingham on 0121 236 6999.