The last couple of months have been absolutely manic for me at work and I found it harder and harder to concentrate. I felt sluggish, drained and exhausted. I work in an extremely busy office environment with many people, lots of computers and not the best lighting. Most evenings, I went home with a headache and literally collapsed on the sofa without being able to do anything productive in the evenings at all.
One day when I was scrolling through my Twitter feed, I came across a Workplace Wellbeing Trial Lumie was promoting and I knew straight away that I wanted to get involved in that. A few days later, I was kindly sent a Lumie Brightspark light by the company for my desk.
What is a Lumie Brightspark?
(picture courtesy of Lumie)
The Lumie Website (www.lumie.com) describes it at follows: Brightspark is a small but powerful SAD lightbox, versatile for use at home or in the workplace.
Lightboxes treat the symptoms of SAD with summer levels of bright light. They lift mood, boost concentration and restore natural energy, useful for work productivity, sports training, women’s health, and many other conditions.
I did not expect any wonders, but only after a few days using this desk light instead of my much darker original one, I noticed some differences. I found concentrating much easier (I still get a low point at some stage during the day, but I try and leave my desk then and take a few minutes breather). The headaches are not completely gone, but have definitely been reduced. I never knew that excellent lighting could improve my mood and general wellbeing a lot.
What I love most about Lumie Brightspark
- My mood is lifted
- My concentration is so much better
- I don’t feel as tired anymore when I finish work
- I experience less headaches
- The design – not as “boring” as a traditional desk lamp, but really slender and modern
I will definitely keep on using my Brightspark desklight and can highly recommend this product.