Proper ambient lighting can increase user comfort, increase productivity and prevent computer vision syndrome. Computer work areas should have moderate, indirect lighting, about half the level of non-computer work environments.
You can reduce overhead lighting by:
- Turning off lights
- Having Facilities Operations remove some of the light bulbs
If you are sensitive to fluorescent lights, then consider having full-spectrum lighting installed. Full-spectrum lighting is close to the color rendering of natural sunlight. They are available through University Stores.
Contact Environmental Health & Safety to arrange an ergonomic evaluation.