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Task Lighting


Task Lighting is an essential tool for helping to create the ideal working environment for a number of activities.


There are a huge number of jobs that require the use of task lights. Everything from typing at the computer to painting model aeroplanes in your spare time can require an adjustable light source that works around the task that’s being done. There are a wide variety of task lighting options available, providing different benefits depending on the job at hand and the existing levels of light at play. Frequently, task lights are used to provide a higher level of light to increase visibility for an activity, but there is also the important factor of creating a contrast from the light that is already in use. “Task lighting is a hugely important element for day-to-day activities at work and home. Inefficient task lights and light sources are not only a hindrance to productivity but are also detrimental to our eyesight. The right task light influences the way people feel as well as productivity,” explains Ulysse Dormoy, Managing Director at Atrium. Anyone that has experienced headaches due to photosensitivity will know the importance of positioning task lights to reduce this risk. Light that comes straight down on a person can not only cast shadows on work being done, but can also cause glare. Task lighting is there to reduce eyestrain and make the completion of visual activities easier, so making sure to avoid anything that may have a negative impact is key.


One company that has worked for years to create the ideal combination of design and purpose is Anglepoise, who are well aware of the changing needs of task lighting today. Simon Terry, Innovation & Brand Director at Anglepoise explains; “Our task- orientated needs may have evolved over the years from activities such as reading, writing and knitting to uses where we need to light computer screens and tablets. However, our constant spring technology, which delivers both unsurpassed adjustability and perfect balance, ensures you get the intensity of light you need, right where you need it”. Task lights are a hugely important part of our day-to-day lives, and are present in a number of different spaces throughout the office and at home. Because of the popularity and wide variety of applications for task lights, the world of lighting designers is often tackling the area, creating a number of innovative and exciting pieces. We take a look at some of our favourite task lighting designs overleaf…


Contact


Atrium T: +44 (0) 207 681 9933 www.atrium.ltd.uk


Anglepoise T: +44 (0) 2392 224 450 www.anglepoise.com


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