How do different light sources influence home work moods?

Thursday, 8th October 2020, 2:28 pm
Updated Thursday, 8th October 2020, 2:29 pm

Home workers operate best under the right lighting?

As more and more people are working from home ever since lockdown began the most productive lighting for home workers has been revealed.

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A report by Wren Kitchens has revealed how different room lighting can affect work life.

For example, warm lighting has been found to have the biggest impact on people’s positivity.

And spotlights have been found to drive the highest productivity for people working from their home office space.

The way in which you light up a room has a major bearing on emotions, as well as productivity, according to the new report.

New research shedding light on which is best

The research by Wren Kitchens has revealed that certain types of light fittings are key in getting our spaces right for working from home as we’re asked to stop our return to the office.

Commenting on the findings, creative director at Wren Kitchens Darren Watts said: “Lighting is often overlooked during the design stage of kitchens, however it’s an important aspect to incorporate right from the beginning.

Always consider where the room gets natural light when making decisions. Good lighting can take a kitchen from functional to fantastic, as clever placement can make your kitchen look bigger and fiddly food preparation easier by illuminating the workspace.”

Using a range of images with different lighting, the study questioned respondents on how different set ups can vary how people feel.

Bright light findings

Nearly a third of people (31 per cent) say that spotlights are the best lighting options for home working. The brightness of the light keeps you alert and awake and allows you to concentrate on your work without becoming overly lethargic.

A quarter of the UK says that the right lighting in their home can make a difference and improve their well being, with 30 percent of respondents saying it can help them de-stress.

Further information

Full information on the findings can be seen by visiting