Tips on Using Light to Feel More “Alive”
Whether you’re a student or a home-based work with a home office, working under great light can be the difference between feeling sleepy and being productive. Coffee isn’t your only key to staying awake; oftentimes your lights can be all that you need to feel and stay alert, even in the middle of the night. Here are some tips on how to set your light bulbs to make you feel more awake.
Use Bright Lights Dim lighting has a way of making you feel calm and relaxed—sleepy even. Because you want to feel alive, alert, awake, and enthusiastic (yes, the camp song) you want to use bright lights, which create an environment conducive to working. With newer lighting solutions, such as LED (light-emitting diode) light bulbs, you can gauge their lighting intensity by checking the packaging. These light bulbs will have information indicating their lumens ratings—a lumen is the measure of a light source’s brightness.
Use a Diffuser Although you want to have a well-lit room, too much brightness tends to create an unpleasant, glaring effect. Make sure you diffuse your lights with a lampshade or something acts as a barrier between you and the direct light. You can actually make a homemade diffuser by placing sheets of plain white paper over your light bulbs.
Go for Cool Bulbs And by cool, we mean bulbs with a bluish white light instead of warm, yellowish light. The former is more conducive to staying awake, while the latter tends to create a more relaxing effect. Of course, this is not a hard and fast rule, as even light bulbs with a yellow light, when layered appropriately, can make you feel awake and alert. For questions and inquiries, feel free to contact our customer support hotline.