Heather Rome, Previously of Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI) – Lighting in the Workplace

Heather Rome is a practiced business professional with exceptional experience at Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI).  In her years as a businessperson, Rome has experienced varied office environments. Workplaces like those that Heather Rome worked in while with DAI demonstrated that improved ergonomics often lead to increased employee satisfaction. Ergonomic lighting, for example, has been shown to positively impact workplace performance. The higher the illuminance, the greater the efficiency employees typically demonstrate in completing both complex and simple tasks.

Heather Rome DAI
Heather Rome DAI

The correct level of lighting can help decrease levels of tiredness, reduce employee stress, and improve overall concentration. Illuminance of between 750 Lux and 1,000 Lux is ideal for both elderly and young employees. Combining light sources to meet lighting requirements can further improve mood, productivity and energy of employees. Natural lighting quality, direct lighting and appropriate luminance lighting typically create a productive combination.

Whether you are designing lighting ergonomics for the workplace or a home office, working near a natural light source helps improve productivity. Additionally, a balance of both direct and indirect lights that are flicker-free and silent will reduce distractions and stress. If possible, the intensity of light in each room, from each source, should be adjustable to suit employee preference.

If you are working in an office with poor lighting and you are not in a position to rework the situation, consider adding a lamp to help illuminate your space. For situations when this is not possible, speaking to management about lighting ergonomics might inspire a deeper analysis.  Through her work for DAI and other businesses, Heather Rome is aware of the benefits of lighting ergonomics.