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End of December, beginning of January, is one of the typical exam times. When you are studying, it is necessary to have certain conditions in space that favor both concentration and the ease of acquiring knowledge. In this sense, both for studying and for other academic activities, lighting is something very important. Not having good lighting when studying can lead us to strain our eyes and generate symptoms of visual fatigue and tiredness, as well as difficulties in concentrating and sustaining the study over time. Therefore, in this post we are going to discuss which is the best lighting to study.
Tips to concentrate
Among many of the tips that can be given to increase concentration during study times, lighting is not something to be chosen lightly. For case studies, it is very important to take into account certain aspects of lighting in the study room.
What kind of lighting should I have?
The first thing we can say is that light can present a total of three basic temperatures. These are the cold, the neutral and the warm. While it is true that the best way to study is in natural sunlight, sometimes college students must study at hours when sunlight is no longer present. For this reason, it is very important to think about good artificial lighting for the spaces in which you are going to study, considering cold lights as the most appropriate for these moments.
This has to do with various studies that have shown that cold lights of between 4,000 and 5,000 k generate a perfect workplace to favor concentration and the development of the activity that one wishes to carry out.
Even so, like everything, cold light also has its drawbacks at certain times. It has been proven that its use at night can be counterproductive, keeping the brain awake and causing sleep problems in students in the long term, which leads to worse results in the future for their concentration. Therefore, when it comes to having to study or read at night, warm or neutral lights are recommended.
Other useful tips:
- Give light evenly in the study space.
- The light should come from above, above the left shoulder for right-handers and the right shoulder for left-handers.
- Don’t reflect.
- It must come from a lamp that you can move and adapt to where you need light, improving focus and avoiding reflections.
- Ideally, you can regulate the intensity and temperature of the light of your lamp.
- If you are studying on a digital device in a dark environment, you can make your screen a little darker or use night mode so that the light reflecting off the screen does not harm your eyes.
At the Sabadell Student Residence we have adequate facilities so that our students can study and concentrate in the best way. Comfortable places and expressly designed so that the study task is satisfactory. Both in the student’s own room and in common areas.