Workplace lighting needs to prevent problems not cause them. Workplace lighting is effective when it allows the worker to see the details of a given task easily and accurately. The difficulty is that comfort in lighting is a very individual concern and must be addressed on a one-to-one level. Lighting requirements will also vary with tasks. No one lighting pattern will work for every working situation. Lighting and vision are interdependent and both must be regarded when assessing and designing a working environment for maximum efficiency.
Lighting is particularly important to the comfort, performance and safety of computer users. Poor lighting can cause symptoms of visual discomfort, headaches and migraines.
Lighting is one of the most overlooked and under-emphasized components of workplaces. An assessment of your workplace lighting and lighting requirements can help confirm whether your lighting design is appropriate and identify possible solutions for any lighting issues you may have.