Let There NOT Be Light: The Benefits for this OKC Web Design Firm

Back40 Design Web Design Offices where lighting is always at a minimum

A lot of our clients are surprised to walk into our office and find our lighting setup “darker” than they are accustomed to. Some people think it’s because we want to save on electricity, or that we’re secretly vampires, but we actually do have unique reasons for choosing the light environment we currently have.

Fluorescent light can be abrasive

Some fluorescent lighting, in particular, the tube type, can be difficult on your eyes when you are looking at a computer screen for 6-8 hours, which at a web design company we are doing daily. Some people even claim they can see the flicker of the bulbs or that they trigger migraine headaches. Reducing ambient lighting in your work environment can also help reduce the eye strain caused by reflective glares on monitor screens. Fortunately, the transition to LCD and flat-screen monitors has led to incorporating anti-glare finishes into the monitor face itself which can reduce the negative impact of glare.

Color Temperature

There are aesthetic reasons to limit the ambient light and use incandescent lamps in an office space, even beyond the overall look of an office. Color temperature of fixtures, or the perceived color of the light they emit, is an important consideration when doing any work for design. Sometimes the relative color temperature of a room can skew the perception of co