Fluorescent lights are commonly used in thousands of home kitchens & bathrooms, offices & commercial spaces, hotels, hospitals, medical waiting & exam rooms, as well as schools. Most people would agree that harsh fluorescent lighting isn’t desirable, so then why do they still remain popular?The main reason is that fluorescent lighting is still an excellent and efficient (low cost) way to illuminate a room.
What is a common fluorescent light diffuser?
Fortunately, there’s an easy way to make fluorescent lights much more bearable — even preferable — thanks to a product commonly known as a fluorescent light diffuser (also referred to as light panels or covers).
A “diffuser” is any material that scatters light, but it’s most commonly applied in the form of a light panel or cover. The main purpose of a diffuser is to diffuse (or “spread out”) light. It makes bright or harsh light softer, spreading it across a wider area and eliminating some of the unwanted glare caused by fluorescent lights.
Light diffusers are often made of clear prismatic acrylics, which are extremely bright and show the light bulbs. Diffusers are also commonly made of styrene, which is brittle and yellows over time.
Why should I use premium lighting panels?
There are many proven advantages to using higher quality diffusers to further soften fluorescent lighting and reduce glare. If those doing renovations were aware of this low-cost method of dressing up fluorescent lighting, they would be much more likely to avoid the hassle and high cost of making a drastic change to alternative lighting methods. The result is an effective lighting solution that can also have a decorative element to it.
There are many proven advantages to using diffusers to soften fluorescent lighting. Here are three big benefits of light diffusers:
1. Less stress/better mood
Fluorescent lights are harsh on your eyes and some psychologists believe that the glare and flicker of fluorescent bulbs (no matter how subtle) can have an effect on stress, headaches, migraines, and other issues related to your nervous system. Diffusing the light by adding a premium light panel — either plain, featuring a serene scene, or an attractive pattern — can help decrease stress and improve your overall mood.
2. Improved productivity
Diffused, softer light makes concentrating on a task, work or schoolwork much easier than the harshness of commonly sold fluorescent panels. With greater concentration comes greater productivity, which is beneficial for businesses, schools, and homes as well.
3. Reduced fatigue
It may not be obvious, but after being under fluorescent lights for a long period of time, it can start to make you feel tired. Enhancing light diffusion allows eyes to be less strained, which allows for more energy and better mental sharpness throughout the day.
Where can I find the best fluorescent lighting covers?
We’re so glad you asked! At Fluorescent Gallery, we produce very high quality acrylic fluorescent light diffuser panels that are also affordable. We have a wide variety of designs available, from stained glass to sky views to other classic designs — all printed on our durable, acrylic panels. These panels can be custom designed to the size you need for a perfect fit for your space.
Our diffusers, designed to cover your fluorescent lights and recessed LED lights, provide an easy and cost-effective way to change the feel and look of a space without replacing all of the light fixtures themselves. They allow you to create a better environment for employees, students and teachers, or for your own family in your home.
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