Since fluorescent and LED lights are cost-effective, they are still commonly used in schools, workplaces, hospitals, doctor’s offices, hotels, conference rooms, churches, and even homes. While completely replacing fluorescent lighting can be extremely costly, an effective and convenient way to tone down the harshness is to install Sky Ceiling Panels or Sky Ceiling Murals.
Sky ceilings bring the outdoors in by replacing standard panels on fluorescent and LED lights with the inspiring scenery of the blue sky, white fluffy clouds, and nature.
Light panels featuring original sky and cloud designs make your space look better, feel more open, and have many other advantages. Here are six key benefits of sky ceilings.
1. Increase Productivity/Concentration
Studies have been conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and Northwestern University (among others) on the effects of natural light on office workers. Researchers have found that people working in buildings with more windows tend to sleep better and work more efficiently than those who work under artificial light alone. Sky ceiling panels are an ideal solution for buildings, offices, or schools that may not have the option of adding windows or skylights in every single room or placing all their employees or students near windows.
2. Decrease Stress and Anxiety
Working or sitting under fluorescent lights all day has also been shown to raise stress and anxiety levels because of the intensity of the light.
Panels with beautiful sky scenes diffuse harsh light, creating a softer and more relaxing environment. This is especially helpful in places like hospitals and medical clinics where patients await surgeries, procedures, or various tests that may raise stress and anxiety.
3. Reduce Strain to Eyes
Eye strain, often caused by over-illumination, happens when your eyes are exposed to stronger artificial light than necessary for your eyes and body. When walking into a room with fluorescent lights, the strain on your eyes isn’t always as evident because the change in light isn’t dramatic. But working or sitting under harsh lighting for long periods puts a heavy strain on your eyes. Light covers with sky scenes help diffuse the light, making it much easier on your eyes and minimizing unnecessary strain.
4. Prevent Headaches and Migraines
Over 37 million people in America suffer from migraines. While there are many different causes, one of the triggers of a migraine is glare from harsh lighting, such as fluorescent light. The constant glare causes strain on the eyes, which can develop into a migraine. Various kinds of headaches plague many people on any given day, which can also be triggered or made worse by the glare of fluorescent lights. When sky ceiling light panels are installed to replace typical covers, they help diffuse the light and create a more accessible environment for the eyes and head.
5. Boost Mood
Natural light and being outdoors have been proven to reduce depression symptoms. When workers and students spend significant time in an office building or classroom that doesn’t provide enough natural light, it can hurt their emotional state. The occasional break or lunch can help people get outside, but installing fluorescent light panel skies in these spaces can also make a big difference in mood. They help create an environment that makes it feel like you’re outside with softer lighting and serene outdoor scenes.
6. Better Sleep
You may not realize it, but working under fluorescent lights all day can hurt your sleep habits. At night, your body starts to produce melatonin — a natural hormone produced by the pineal gland in the brain to put you to sleep. Exposure to harsh fluorescent lighting suppresses the body’s melatonin production and disrupts sleep, thermoregulation, blood pressure, and glucose homeostasis. Installing decorative light diffusers allows your brain to properly stimulate melatonin production at night, which gives you more energy and better concentration throughout the day.
Clearly, sky ceiling panels have some significant advantages. They provide an affordable way to make any space with fluorescent and LED lights a calmer and more desirable place.
Fluorescent Gallery manufactures high-quality fluorescent ceiling light diffuser panels that reduce glare and provide a serene simulation of the sky and other natural elements, such as Arizona Sky, California Skies, and Springtime Bliss.
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