In winter, the daylight hours are shorter and reduce the amount of sunlight we receive daily. This lack of natural lighting has an undesirable effect that triggers seasonal affective disorder (SAD) every winter season. This seasonal depression can take away the joy of winter and make you feel uneasy. If you suffer from SAD, changing the lighting in your home may be helpful. How does it help? When choosing the color temperature for the light bulbs we use in our homes, it should not be forgotten that the chosen lights affect our mood. The choice of color temperatures in the bulbs becomes even more important in the winter when it is not possible to be exposed to sufficient sunlight. It is a known fact that people who stay indoors during the winter in homes that do not have proper lighting more seasonal depression. In the winter season, choosing the appropriate color temperature for the space can raise your spirits and drive away the gloom in your home. In order to choose the right color, it is necessary to know what the color temperatures used in lighting are. What is the color temperature? Warm Light (2700K-3200K) Color temperatures between 2700K-3200K are called warm light. Provides a softer and more comfortable atmosphere. Natural Light (4000K-5000K) Color temperatures between 4000K and 5000K are called natural light. It creates an energetic and refreshing effect on people. Daylight or Cold Light (5500K-6500K) Color temperatures between 5500K-6500K are described as cold (daylight) light. It creates an effect that increases working efficiency in humans. Which one should you choose? Daylight Bulbs The bulbs that give a color temperature in the range of 5500K to 6500K give a color close to that of the sun in winter. Daylight bulbs illuminate a little brighter than bulbs with warm light. The purpose of using these bulbs is to bring the light of daylight into the interior and get a light close to the light we would get outside.If you feel introverted in winter, replace the lighting in your home with daylight (5500K) bulbs. These bulbs can help light your home and lighten your mood by imitating natural sunlight. Spending a few hours each day in daylight can destroy the gloom of winter. In order to avoid seasonal depression, it will be more beneficial to choose high lumen bulbs while choosing daylight bulbs. If you have to work from home because of Covid-19, use daylight bulbs in your workroom at home to be productive and vibrant. There is a blue color in the light emitted by daylight bulbs. Blue lights suppresses the production of sleep hormones and make you more active, placing this type of lighting in your study or living room is the best way to be productive. Warm light bulbs You may not want to be active all over the house. When there is no sunlight, the body produces melatonin. Melatonin hormone regulates our sleep cycles, causing you to feel comfortable and sleep. In your bedroom, you should prefer light bulbs that give warm color instead of daylight bulbs. The lighting choices in the bedroom or any room you use to relax are not just dependent on the light color.When purchasing chandeliers or other lightings for your bedrooms, choose models with lampshades whose lights do not come directly to your eyes.Models with bare light bulbs are not suitable for bedrooms. If you have such a chandelier, you can add lamp shades on the bulbs. The light level of the chandeliers in bedrooms can be adjusted (dimmable), which will increase your living comfort and sleep quality. Benefits Of Natural Light Don't overlook the unique benefit of natural light coming from your window. Sunlight provides lighting that enhances the home environment. Do not use thick curtains on your windows to take advantage of daylight. If possible, increase the natural lightness in the room by placing a mirror on the opposite wall of your window
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic that affected the whole world, many people started working from home. Are you also among those who prefer to voluntarily work from home? Did you have to convert a part of your home into an office environment while working on a desk in an office environment before?You chose your home's lighting for relaxation, but now what changes do you need to make to work? If you do not arrange lighting for the Home Office and work with bad lighting, your efficiency will decrease, your energy will decrease, you will experience eye fatigue and headaches, so you will lose your ability and desire to work. Quality of Light Color Temperature Lighting used in homes is made with 3000K color temperature bulbs with a higher relaxing effect. In office environments, lightings with a higher energy level and 6500K color temperature are used to keep employees more vigorous. If you have a special lighting that illuminates your table instead of changing the light bulbs of your home, replace the light in this lighting device with a 6500K light color bulb. If you don't have such lighting, getting a desk lamp can be a great solution. CRI (Color Rendering Index) If you are working on a job where object colors are very important (photography, fabric work, painting work, etc.), then you need a high CRI lighting that will show the colors of the objects in the most accurate way. Avoid glare The negative effect of a bright light source or its reflection on our vision is called glare. Lack of light negatively affects our ability to see but also too much light negatively affects our ability to see. The direct exposure of the light source to our eyes is one of the most common glare problems we encounter.In order to prevent glare, we should prevent more than desired light from coming to your work table or your computer by changing the position, direction or your own sitting position and direction of the table we will use in our home.A light source placed behind you while working on your computer will create an annoying glare on your monitor.Another easy way to avoid glare is to cover our chandeliers bulbs with a lampshade to give them a softer light. There should be stable lighting The light emitted by the light source should be constant, that is, it should not vibrate. Sudden changes in the light source depending on time are defined as flicker. Working in an illuminated area with a flickering light source causes eye fatigue. Although we do not notice these flickers, our eyes transmit these flickers to our brain. Such flickers can cause eye distortion or headaches in some people. Choose bulbs that do not flicker. Take advantage of the daylight Don't overlook the benefit of natural light coming from your window. Sunlight produces warm lighting that improves the working environment. You may want to consider setting your desk right in front of your window to take advantage of daylight. On the other hand, you may need to factor in direct sunlight that can glare on your desk at certain times of the day. Yes, glossy surfaces can be an issue at times, but try working in a controlled manner in natural light and let it blend beautifully with artificial lighting. It is a suitable solution to align your work desk in the north or south directions so that the daylight does not create shadows at any time of the day. Don't stay home all day if your table isn't on the windowsill. Create an excuse, if you do not have a garden, take advantage of the daylight by going out to the balcony. If all the lighting in your work room consists of fluorescent light bulbs, either replace these bulbs or add additional non-fluorescent lighting. Remember, working only under fluorescent lamps can trigger your migraine pain.