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Lighting can make or break an office aesthetic and impact the productivity of office staff. Looking into accent, task, and ambient lighting can help you find the best office lighting for both staff focus and office aesthetic. 

Why Does Commercial Office Lighting Matter?

The obvious truth is that most work cannot be done in the dark. Appropriate lighting is important for productivity and focus. When it comes to commercial office lighting, it’s even more critical that the lighting is easy on the eyes and fits well into the office aesthetic. Oddly enough, modern office lighting design often gets pushed aside when it comes to interior decorating when, really, it is one of the most crucial aspects. Though all forms of lighting are important, there are three options that should be considered when deciding on the best office lighting for your office.

Accent Lighting

Accent lighting is also known as decorative or directional lighting and influences the mood of a space. It may not be the most critical form of lighting in a commercial setting, but it adds to the overall vibe of a space if a creative aesthetic is important. Accent lighting is best used to highlight specific decor or objects in an office. This form of modern office lighting can be used for picture frame lighting and under-desk lighting. Accent lighting is also used when decorating with wall sconces or for chandeliers with use of a dimmer switch

Task Lighting

This type of lighting is used when there is a specific purpose or need for focused lighting  involved. Task lighting is often used at work stations or around desks to focus on typing, writing, graphing, or other detail-oriented tasks. Pendant lights, vanity lights, desk lamps, and adjustable floor lamps are popular items used for task lighting in both office spaces and at home. Task lighting is useful for intricate, detailed work at desks or tables in a commercial setting. 

Ambient Lighting

Ambient lighting is the most general type of lighting in a commercial setting. This is the lighting used in the ceilings of commercial buildings or as fluorescent tubes. Ambient lighting can also be seen as the natural lighting brought forth through windows and doorways. Other than natural lighting, examples of ambient lighting include the lights on ceiling fans, recessed ceiling lights, and track lighting.