Studies Show Productivity Linked To Office Lighting Conditions

By: Danielle Needham

A recent study conducted by Cornell University concluded that proper lighting and reduced computer screen glare can enhance productivity for office employees who work on computers. The study showed that illumination levels and distribution can influence fatigue levels. Lighting that was too dim or too bright decreased productivity (measured by a variety of methods) and lighting that was evenly distributed and did not create a glare on computer monitors enhanced productivity.

Unfortunately, we can't always control the lighting situation in our work environments. So how do we provide a productive, comfortable environment for employees who are required to sit at computer desks all day?

One solution is to attach the computer monitor to an LCD arm. LCD monitor arms are devices that bolt directly to the back of a flat screen computer monitor and then again to the desk, the wall, or the workstation. LCD monitors have a hinge that allows the user to change the tilt and height of a monitor simply by touching it. It gives each individual user control over the glare and light reflected on his/her monitor without changing a lighting source which could disrupt multiple employees sharing the same space. It also allows the user to control the lighting throughout the course of the day. For example, in offices where natural light varies throughout a single workday, monitors can be tilted in a way that they do not catch the glare of the sun during peak times.

LCD monitor arms are also ideal for work or learning environments in which multiple users use the same computer monitor throughout the course of a the day. They easily adjust for the height and comfort of the user, so each user can have an ergonomic workstation, and a comfortable workstation, without the fuss.

We found a variety of high-quality LCD monitors at Versa Products, Inc. Versa Products is a well-known manufacturer and retailer of American-made, superior-quality computer desks and computer desk accessories. Their clients include top universities, Fortune 500 businesses, hospitals, and military bases. Even with such an impressive customer list, their prices are extremely competitive and they offer free shipping in the contiguous United States. All of Versa's products carry a lifetime guarantee and most can be customized to fit specific client needs for a nominal fee.

Versa's line of LCD monitor arms includes products that can be mounted to tables, desks, shelves, poles, and walls. Some are designed to support only one monitor, while others can support multiple monitors, and can be adjusted or heightened individually. With prices for one unit starting at only $99, and quantity discounts beginning with only two like products, it's easy to see why Versa has become so popular in the furniture world.

Ergonomics and comfort have been linked to productivity and decreased risk of diseases such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It's only been recently that the affect of computer monitor glare on vision and fatigue has begun to be scrutinized. Keeping employees at their highest levels of productivity throughout the course of an eight hour day can have significant impacts on the productivity of a company as a whole. These minor investments in LCD monitor arms and other computer desk accessories can make a big difference.

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