If you’ve ever toiled away under unflattering fluorescent light, we don’t need to tell you how important lighting quality is in the workplace. But now, with a larger shift in people working from home or operating on a hybrid schedule, this conversation feels more relevant than ever before.
It’s not just about the aesthetics on your next video call—the light you use can play a crucial role in shaping your mood, energy, comfort, and productivity. It’s a small change that can make a big difference in your overall life. And with so many options available, there’s something for everyone to get the most out of their workday. A pleasant, appealing environment is one switch away!
Here are some of our favorite home office lighting trends for 2022.
Lights That Pull Double Duty
All the bulbs in our LED+ line have a cool bonus feature, meaning they go way beyond standard illumination. (Don’t get us wrong: they’re great at that too!) For your workspace, try the LED+ Speaker bulb. These integrate a high-quality Bluetooth speaker right into your light, so you can minimize clutter, and control awesome sound directly from your phone.
Bluetooth lights with speakers can be placed in an office desk lamp or a standalone fixture. For optimal focus, you can use it to pipe in some white noise or other minimalist tracks. If you need a mid-day break, use it to play relaxing music. You can even stream videos and enjoy a guided meditation in the comfort of your own home.
Lights That Set the Right Mood
refresh™ HD LED light bulbs provide a cool daylight tone, which can help with staying alert—even on your longest conference calls. The invigorating glow is perfect for active spaces. Beside your home office, you can try adding them to playrooms, laundry rooms, and even garages.
Plus, because refresh™ HD bulbs are LEDs, they’ll last longer and help save energy. They also have the potential to be mood-boosters and, of course, are great for your bottom line. What could be better?!
Lights That Shine Bright
reveal® HD+ LED bulbs have a brilliant glow that will help illuminate your home office. You might even adjust the angle so that it can focus on your desk area. Reveal light bulbs are great for filtering out yellow tones, which are often responsible for creating that classic “office lighting” look. Eliminating those shades can help with focus. Want to go the smart route? Our reveal® technology is also available in our Cync smart home line.
And because reveal® bulbs make whites whiter and helps colors appear bolder, the aesthetic difference they make might even mean that you actually look forward to logging on every day. Imagine that!
Lights That Maximize Space
For areas where you want to use every inch of space, try a mounted option like pendant lighting or LED Wafer lights. Pendant lighting is especially great for high ceilings, and it can help call attention to the details that matter, like your desk. They can really let your creativity shine and create a more dramatic lighting moment.
Wafer Smart LED Downlights are excellent for providing a consistent glow across your room. Because they’re installed directly into your ceiling, they can be a great alternative to natural light, and make a compelling case for being the best lighting for home offices with no windows. Plus, they come with millions of color options to choose from, so you’ll never be bored!
Lights That You Can Customize
Ceiling Track Lighting can be a great option for WFH employees who like to switch up their spaces. With options ranging from three to five individual pivoting track heads, LED track lighting lets you adjust the aim of the track heads depending on the day. Once you hit the sweet spot—say, your desk and sitting area split the shine—you’ll be ready to go to work.
With so many options to choose from, we hope you find the perfect light for you. See you at the office!