I woke up yesterday morning with a painfully dry right eye. I couldn't open my eye without pain for the first few hours of the morning. It felt like the inside of my eyelid was made of sandpaper. I couldn't drive. I couldn't work. I used a warm compress and way too many re-wetting drops on my eye. Finally, by about 8:30 a.m., I could function. Barely. But even several hours after that my eye was puffy and uncomfortable.
Isn't it amazing how little things make such a big difference in our energy and productivity?
How much more productivity and energy is being zapped by bad lighting? People who sit under bad lighting often describe it as "draining" or feel like it is "sucking the life" out of them. Light has a profound impact on people, so it is worth the time, energy, and cost to get it right. If a little thing like one painful eye nearly derailed my whole day, how much more is flicker, glare, poor color quality lighting affecting the entire workforce? Bad lighting can derail us all.
At Envision Lighting Design, we are on a mission to make every day better by bringing quality light to your world!
Lisa J. Reed, lighting designer and Principal at Envision Lighting Design, LLC