Top lighting tips for a productive home office

The lighting choices in your home office space can make a big difference to your productivity levels. David Boultbee, Technical Consultant at Ultra LEDs, gave us his top lighting tips for an efficient home office.

Did you know that the décor of your home office can boost your productivity?

Lights are very important because they can really create an atmosphere, and some can even reduce eye strain and headaches. There are so many lighting options out there, but what’s best for your office environment? In this article, David shares his top lighting tips to make you a more efficient worker.

Ambient lighting

Ambient lighting is what we would call the ‘base layer’ of lighting that’s usually provided by ceiling lights. You want to make sure that your ambient lighting is as even as possible throughout the room. Spread lights out so that every inch is fully illuminated. When it comes to home offices, you want the room to be bright all through the day. This will avoid drowsiness and keep you alert, encouraging you to be more enthusiastic and productive in your work.

Dimmer switches are great because they allow you to adjust the lighting to however feels the most comfortable for you, especially throughout the day when natural light levels can vary. LEDs are perfect for this because, not only are they dimmable, but they also emit a light similar to natural daylight.

Task lighting

In your home office, you’re likely to spend a lot of time at your desk, so adjustable desk lamps are great for allowing you to focus your lighting on the task at hand. Place desk lamps behind your laptop or computer screen to reduce glare and eyestrain, both of which can lower your productivity. LED strips and wall mounted lights placed behind the monitor are perfect if don’t have enough space for a lamp.


Lampshades can soften harsh light by filtering it around the room. They also provide an easy way to add a bit of comfort to your décor, making it a more pleasant environment to work in. Having a beautiful home office means you won’t mind going in each morning to work, so you’ll feel happier and more motivated, and you’ll probably get more done!

Natural light

In any room of the house you should make the most of natural light from windows. Not only will it improve your mood, but it’ll also boost your productivity by reducing headaches and eyestrain that are often associated with bright fluorescent lighting.

Staring at bright sunlight all day can cause headaches and isn’t good for your eyes, so, if you can, place your desk at a right angle to the window to get the most from natural light and reduce glare on your computer screen. You can also install blinds to help you filter and direct the angle of light.

When it comes to your home office, you can create a more productive environment by ensuring that your lamps and desk are positioned correctly. Layering your lighting with ambient lights and task lighting can reduce eyestrain and headaches, making you work harder as a result!

It would be great to hear if you have tried any of these top lighting tips for decorating your workspace and the impact they have had on you.