Bringing lamps to the lightless
October 15, 2012 9:27 PM Subscribe
Potentially-nonexistent-product-filter: Is there such a thing as a light system that emulates dawn-to-dusk daylight? Something that brightens and dims relatively closely following actual sunlight?
posted by erst to Work & Money (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
At the office, my team is currently stuck in a windowless space with zero natural light. Yes, this is extremely terrible, and yes, we are actively working to find a new space and it's on track for early next year, but we're stuck in this space until then.
I feel like the lack of natural light is already taking a toll, both on mood and afternoon productivity, especially now that the days are short and there's no more opportunity to enjoy daylight hours after work.
We all agreed to take this temporary space and have made it as agreeable as possible -- for instance, everyone hated the bare-bulb fluorescent lights, so we got lamps instead. The walls are white, the ceiling is high, the airflow is good, the space feels open; there's just nothing resembling natural light and I feel like it's starting to throw my team off their game.
I've been looking into non-directional sunlight-simulating bulbs and lamps (I thankfully have been given a budget to buy things like that for my team), and it got me wondering if there's anything out there that simulates the actual brightening and dimming of light that happens during a natural day-cycle? I can't even figure out what to Google for. Any ideas?