May 10, 2011 at 1:24 PM by Heather Cipullo
You know you have entered the lighting world when you look up in every building you walk into. I always took lighting for granted before I came to Litecontrol (LC). Coming from a design background, I have always appreciated architecture, learning about Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright in design school. It wasnít until I joined LC that I realized it was not just the shape of the building or the materials used that makes a space feel comfortable or inviting. The light in the space plays a major role.
Case in point, my everyday work environment. For the 11 years, I have been coming to work and sitting under a completely indirect lighting fixture (aka Arcos) with an open white ceiling. This space is both comfortable, and depending on whether a deadline is looming, can be inviting. You could say it has improved my work experience and possibly even made me more productive. Take into consideration my past two work environments, Iíll omit names for anonymity sake. Both of these environments included drop ceilings (which I now know as grid ceilings) and 2x2 or 2x4 recessed baffle fixtures with bright open reflectors. Although back then I didnít even know what a reflector was or what a recessed light was. Blasphemy I know!
In both of these work environments, my computer and monitor where directly under one of these lights. Before LC I would not have even give these conditions a second thought. The large piece of card board I used to shield my monitor from glare was the norm, everyone else had one too! Looking back it was no wonder I would come home with head-aches and never missed a lunch break. LC has given me a new perspective, indirect lighting has provided a comfortable environment for me to work and head-aches are a thing of the past (expect for when it comes to dealing with my kids). No need for make-shift cardboard shields, good lighting for the task at hand can solve that! In my world, indirect lighting has made a difference. So the next time you find yourself in a warm inviting space don't forget too look up.