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Choose lighting that works for you

How to get lighting that is practical and functional, but fits different kinds of eyes at work?

Sitting right to avoid back pain is of course an important part of the health mindset in the workplace. But you can also get tension headaches from seeing bad. Here are physiotherapist Gunilla Tapper's suggestions on how to think about the job so that everyone can get good lighting – even if you want different strength and direction of the light source.

"Some people want dim light at the workplace, while older eyes may need more light," says Gunilla Tapper, who works at Hälsolänken. "But no eyes like reflections, like having a lamp directly behind us, or shiny screens that bounce light around. There are matte filters available."

If you choose to avoid reflective light by changing the position of the screen or computer, it is important to think about how it affects the rest of the body.

"You can always angle the screen, but think about what happens to your posture. If you start to tense your shoulders and forehead, blood flow is reduced and oxygenation is reduced," says Gunilla Tapper.

In an office where many people will get together and enjoy themselves, it is best to have a general lighting that creates a fund and then you get to choose the lamps you prefer.

"Having both up and down lights at the workplace is good. The basic light does not have to be strong, you can have a general lighting that suits everyone and then set personal preferences at different work tables," concludes Gunilla Tapper.

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