Can You Light Your Way to Better Work-Life Balance?

Crushing it at work and at home might be a matter of better lighting.

Wednesday, Oct 30th, 2019

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Let’s face it: things cost money. And not just fancy stuff, like a five course dinner or a two-week cruise. The basics—like food and shelter—also require some money. We don’t mean to be a downer: it’s just a fact of life.

And speaking of life, how’s yours? Obviously money is important, but are you working so hard that you don’t have time or bandwidth to actually enjoy your life? If the past year has taught us anything, it’s to be mindful of how we spend our time and to appreciate the little things. It may be time to optimize your work/life balance.

Easier said than done? Not necessarily. It turns out you might strike the balance you need just by turning on the right light.

Sleep Better, Work Smarter, Play Harder

Sleep. You know you need it, 7-9 hours of it, in fact. It’s probably not the most important thing in your life, but enhancing your sleep can go a long way in improving your work life balance.

Why? Research shows that sleep helps boost concentration, and that lack of sleep can negatively affect mood, motivation, and judgment. With better sleep, you’ll find yourself feeling more productive. You can leave that paperwork and stress at the office (or the desk in your home office), and can spend your off hours decompressing and enjoying yourself.

There isn’t a magic button that will add more hours to the day so you can clock in more rest. But that switch on your wall? It’s almost magic, because it can help you get better rest.

With the right light for sleep—warm, twilight-like light—you can help your body relax and prepare for bed, so you enjoy more quality shut-eye. Not those bright lights you probably have throughout your house (or the ones on your TV and smartphone, either). Switch your bedroom lighting from traditional LED bulbs to Brilli Wind Down warm ones or Brilli's tunable Get In Sync ceiling fixtures, turn off your electronics (yes, you really should), and prepare for some amazing sleep.

Woman with red hair drawing calligraphy with a desk lamp

Turn On the Light, Turn On your Mind

Mismatched shoes? Can’t remember your computer login? Forgot to buy milk?  Yeah, you’ve probably experienced one of those days when you (barely) make it through all the (mostly) right motions.

Since a seventh cup of coffee probably isn’t the brightest idea, try this brighter option: lights that boost energy, naturally. That’s right, stimulating lights (such as our Charge Up bulbs) help you feel alert and refreshed. You can hold the cream and sugar and reach for a new light bulb instead.

How does it work? The human body runs on the sun. In the morning, when the sun rises and shines its bright, blue light down on Earth, your body knows it’s time to wake up. And science has allowed us to craft a bulb that simulates the sun when you’re inside. Studies show that bright, sunlight-like lights are critical in the workplace because they help employees feel happier and more energized. And for many of us, the workplace has transitioned to our spare guest bedroom, home office, or kitchen island – meaning we need optimized lighting that’s flexible and accessible.

Enter Brilli bulbs. They’re pretty brilliant, if we do say so ourselves. Because with Brilli’s Charge Up cool light bulbs and Get In Sync ceiling fixtures, you can bring the clean, crisp, blue-infused light you need to concentrate and feel alert right into your home. Whether you need to set up a dedicated office area in a corner of the living room, a study space in your bedroom, or a new bulb for your lamp at the office, Brilli’s solutions will help you create a space where you feel productive and focused.

Light Your Way to Better Days

A great night of sleep, a productive day of work, an evening relaxing and recharging… a well-spent day doesn’t have to leave you exhausted or stressed. All it takes is prioritizing the things that make you feel well. Brilli helps by offering healthy lighting that works for you, so you can create a space that feels totally comfortable.

Brilli gets you – the whole you. The you that wants to perform your best and prioritize wellness in your off-hours. Want all of our circadian benefits in a single fixture? A Get in Sync fixture is just what you’re looking for. No matter the time of day, our wellness lighting is built to help you feel your best.

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