Working and study areas, whether they are in an office building or a room in the house, need more direct and purposeful lighting. There are a few lighting types that accommodate this need. Task lights and desk lamps are the first ones that come to mind. Essential to any workspace, desk lights are utilitarian pieces that provide direct lighting while adding style to the office décor. Many desk lamps are very versatile in how they provide lighting. Most office lamp models come with adjustable necks that allow the user to set the height and direction of the light. Furthermore, some task light models also offer dimmers for optimum lighting for the task in hand.

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For ceiling lights in work spaces such as offices and home offices. Track lights and recessed lights are ideal for the job. Recessed lights are common sights in office spaces. In most cases, recessed lights are not directed towards any specific object or area, and provide general illumination while not overpowering the workspace. On the other hand, track lights are used to illuminate specific areas or objects from the ceiling. Track lighting is commonly used in commercial spaces such as galleries, retail stores, and offices including home offices. Especially in home office settings, track lighting is usually preferred over recessed lights due to its more stylish and less commercial appearance.

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Another complementary fixture that’s in use in work areas is the good old floor lamp. Depending on the size of the office, a floor lamp is a good median to highlight a specific area of an executive office such as the reading corner or the guest seating area.

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When setting up lighting for the office space, one should consider the size of the space as well as the natural light when deciding on how much lighting is needed. The lighting in an office space should be sufficient enough to prevent eye fatigue during work, while avoiding excessive brightness which can also tire the eyes.