The ideal lighting to work more efficiently and counteract Computer Vision Syndrome.
Why a smart management system pays off.

Do you feel tired, can’t concentrate and often make mistakes? It may depend on poor lighting, potentially causing eye fatigue and Computer Vision Syndrome. CVS can occur after long periods working on a computer or in front of any type of screen. The recommendations that should be followed in order to limit this phenomenon, which mostly affects computer-based categories, are quite simple but not necessarily obvious.

ideal lighting

Who would ever have thought that changing our computer font could make us less tired? There are certain fonts that are more tiring to read and thus tire our vision in the long term. These are characters with so-called “serifs”, such as Times New Roman, Bodoni, Cambria, those which have a small line or stroke regularly attached to the end of a larger stroke. It is best to use a sans-serif font such as Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, which are easier to read.

The ergonomics of digital work
However, even the wrong distance from the screen can lead to fatigue. A screen that is too close or too far from our eyes places constant strain on our eyesight as we seek to adapt it and bring the keyboard and monitor into focus.

The computer screen should be at a distance of 50-70 cm. The centre of the monitor should be 10-20 centimetres below eye-level.


The right kind of light
Having the right type of light in the office is also crucial to avoiding both direct and reflected glare. EN 12464-1 “Lighting of indoor workplaces” provides specific indications to this end, adopting the unified UGR method and providing maximum glare values for each type of task.
For example, for reading, writing, working at the computer and meeting rooms, the maximum glare rating should not exceed 19. For technical drawings, it should not exceed a rating of 16. This value increases in relation to tasks requiring lower levels of visual precision. The UGR method considers all luminaires that may contribute to glare phenomena, but also the illuminance of walls and ceilings.

Illuminated ceilings and walls create a pleasant environment.

For this reason, the standard envisages a minimum illuminance

of 50 lux on ceilings and 75 lux on walls.

panzeri luce

Soft, direct, pendulum, indirect lighting, with floor lamps that are easy to move, and the absolute must-have, a table lamp. A flexible configuration that allows for dynamic workstations and creates a daylight effect. The right type of light obtained by the sum of artificial and natural light improves concentration and encourages communication, interacting with the human biological system, adapting to the circadian rhythm. Even more so if managed autonomously by the user and with high automation factors. Being able to personalise your workstation effectively turns out to be a highly appreciated benefit.

An automated office management system provides adequate light and is appreciated by the user

Office. Up to 30% savings on light?

A Milano Politecnico research tells you how.