If you work in an office, look up. The chances are good that you are sitting under fluorescent lights. Fluorescent lights have long been the lighting of choice for the commercial workspace. They are bright, energy-efficient, and durable. But fluorescent lights pose a threat to your safety and the safety of your coworkers. Luckily, fluorescent light covers can create a safer work environment.
The Dangers of Fluorescent Lights
Prolonged fluorescent light exposure can cause eye soreness and irritation. If you find that part way through the day your eyes feel tired and heavy, it may be the lighting that’s doing it. Also, don’t be surprised if you or your coworkers experience regular headaches or feel the need to take Tylenol every day. Fluorescent lights, especially older models, are known to cause headaches and even migraines. Older fluorescent lights can flicker, and although the flicker is too fast to see, it can still cause headaches. Employees need and deserve a safer work environment.
Fluorescent bulbs are also highly susceptible to shattering when disturbed, and they contain mercury and other materials that you wouldn’t want raining down on you.
Why Fluorescent Light Covers Are Essential
The problems with fluorescent lights are significant. But they are not impossible to fix. Decorative fluorescent light covers can filter fluorescent light and make it much healthier. And these products have been gaining in popularity for some time now. Besides the light filtering, that also add a pleasing aesthetic touch and stylish design element to any office, making for happier and healthier employees. These decorative light panels also act as a protective barrier and safety net in the event of bulb breakage.
More and more businesses are seeing the benefits of decorative fluorescent light covers in creating a safer work environment. Browse our selection or upload your own image to find the perfect light covers for your office.