Natural light is a valuable resource that every person should maximize as it can improve health, from sleeping habits to skin health to even our eyesight. But how do you increase natural light in your home or workspace?
What’s the Best Light for Your Eyes?
If you want to utilize natural light for your health, it’s a good idea to be near warm light sources provided that your window has proper treatments that can block out ultraviolet (UV) rays. If access to natural light is limited, you can use artificial light like LED bulbs that are energy-efficient.
You can also opt for full-spectrum light bulbs that give a semblance of warmth without the harmful side effects. As much as possible, try to avoid exposure to UV light like those emitted by fluorescent tube lighting and the sun. Your eye doctors will tell you that this can lead to complications like cataracts and blindness if you’re regularly exposed to it.
Additional Lighting Tips
1. Invest in warm lights over cool lights: As much as possible, try to use warm lights over cool fixtures, or utilize combination lighting to simulate natural sunlight.
2. Use lamps: If you’re focused on reading or writing, use lamps so that light is directed straight at your focal point.
3. Stay in well-lit areas: Whenever you’re working, try to stay in well-lit areas to reduce your eye strain due to dim lighting.
4. Use multiple light sources: Don’t use one bright bulb, but try to spread evenly-lit bulbs across your room to increase the amount of light without it being bothersome.
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