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  • [Giveaway] RED Pro Titanium Hair Clippers

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  • Office Lighting Ideas for a More Professional Vibe

    Whether putting importance on having a creative and attractive workspace is at hand for a more professional vibe, the role of choosing useful lighting ideas will come in handy. Despite having knowledge-oriented and competent employees at work, light can significantly affect the quality of work. Having a suitable workspace enhances your ability to work efficiently. The good ambiance of a workplace enables you to boost your skills and make yourself productive. Likewise, a well-lit working area even adds up this factor. Whether working in an office or at home, good lighting is a must. The use of contemporary desk lamps is a great choice because of their flexibility and easy maneuverability. With its adjustable heads and arms, you can easily manipulate the light’s direction and focus on your task. Using wall sconces and pendant lights is wise to save working space. If you combine all these three, you create a good working ambiance for your workspace. Floor Lamp Using a floor lamp adds sophistication and style to a small office. If you feel like using a classic-ambient workspace, a floor lamp would be best for a minimalist and compact footprint feel. A floor lamp also expands the room area by creating a mirage of heightened space. In addition, a floor lamp balances out the brightness of ceiling and wall-mounted lights by illuminating at eye level. Modernize The architectural design took over the trend of office lighting ideas. The birth of new cutting-edge designs adds style and uniqueness to a workplace. For example, using an office desk lamp with the latest design trend will put an edge to cater to more workers who still look for a place to work with. Not only that, but the ultra-modern looks of appealing angles, its unique design give warm downlighting which is essential for tackling important things in your workspace. Lighting Focus A desk lamp with a movable head is advisable in adding focus to your task. Focus lighting is important, especially when working on blueprints or making outlines for a work plan. A movable desk lamp is easy to use and can be moved around your workspace, giving you the ability to adjust for proper lighting angles. A focused light source is important to provide illumination for the task at hand. It helps you see clearly and comfortably whether you are reading a fine print or working on something with your keyboard. Company Representation Good lighting upon entry of an establishment will add to its appealing and sophisticated look. Entrances, reception areas, and facades are the most notable parts of a company that would be represented through architecture. With proper lighting, these architecture designs will be boldly displayed and enhance the openness and transparency it subtly depicts. A combination of vertical and accent lighting gives a prestigious and inviting atmosphere. Today, advancement in lighting technology enables you to make use of custom LED neon flex to draw out edges inside your office such as the flexible neon light from Gindestar, known for its reliability and aesthetic looks. Orientation Light differentiation contributes to creating a perception of hierarchy. With proper lighting, good orientation improves and increases the user acceptance and better understanding of an office. While walking around the office, making use of light angles gives more sense of direction. A linear light guides you through open-plan areas. Good visualization of room borders is enhanced with wall washing. Vertical light promotes a welcoming atmosphere inside the office reception area. A bright wall gives the impression of having more room depth and makes a high brightness impression. Glazed facades on foyers viewed outside invite customers, suppliers, and employees. A directed light gives an object or space the ability to stand out. If you’re a bit confused about the design you’ll follow, you can check out some renovation tips to have a better idea of what you want to accomplish in your office. Differentiated Lighting Differentiated Lighting through vertical and horizontal lighting in individual workstations and the background improves concentration and productivity. A proper lighting level harmonizes the distribution of brightness as you work on computer screens. Well-balanced wall washing improves the contrast between the environment and computer screen to create adequately calm surroundings for more concentrated tasks. Furthermore, vertical light is the basis in determining space brightness. By having their task lights, employees can easily manipulate and set their preferred lighting levels depending upon each situation. However, there are some risks involved because some lights can give off minor electric shocks especially if the person has sweaty hands. They can, however, avoid this by wearing gloves. If an employee wants to adjust the level of brightness of light while reading a small print or closely examines an item, he or she has the autonomy to choose their lighting preference. This way, the workers have control over their workstations, especially when working in a centralized office. Discussions concerning having a creative, attractive, and flexible workspace are at large. However, a basic element of office equipment is sometimes given less regard. Despite being a basic element in a workplace, people still forget the importance of proper lighting in the quality of work and concentration. By meeting the dynamic needs of lighting, you address the endeavors of each worker in doing their tasks and even improve the ambiance of your office. Office lighting must be able to fulfill a project designer’s challenge to bring together economic targets, specifications, design aspects, and constructional conditions into a compiled concept. Having a theoretical model of lighting function will help to evaluate the quality of lighting not only according to quantitative criteria like its efficiency and capacity to illuminate an area. By giving importance to the facade, interior, and as well as exterior aspects of an office, a good lighting plan will separate the lighting from each workstation and give control in terms of utilization for any special situation.

  • Tips for Bringing Home a New Dog

    There is nothing more thrilling than bringing home a new dog. Whether you’re a seasoned owner or a first-time pet parent, adopting a new animal can be exciting, to say the least. However, there is a lot of preparation and training involved when it comes to becoming a new dog owner. If you are in the middle of this process, below are some helpful tips. Make Sure the Home is Ready Before you bring home your new dog, it’s important to make sure your home is ready to receive them. For example, have you thought about where the dog will be allowed to go? If you have roommates or a family, it’s wise to have a meeting and to decide collectively where you think the dog should eat, sleep, and hang out. Even if you’re a bachelor living on your own, you’ll want to make sure your living space has been dog-proofed before they arrive. Give Them a Proper Introduction Renowned dog expert, Cesar Millan, says that properly introducing your dog to their new home is one of the most important things you do when they arrive. Letting them run loose or go crazy all over the furniture will only cause problems down the line. Cesar also says that a proper introduction is important for establishing a healthy rapport and making the dog feel safe. One way to do this is to attach them to a lead and patiently lead them around key areas of the home. It’s also important to remain calm and not be overly excited as you tour places like the feeding area. Allow them to sniff, explore, and become familiar. Take Them for a Walk Another important thing to do once you’ve introduced your pooch to their new home is to take them for a long walk. Not only does this establish a bond between them, but it also helps them drain off excess energy. A long walk will also get them familiarized with the neighborhood. Set Schedules Like humans, dogs also need a schedule. Therefore, it’s important that your dog keeps to regular feeding and walk times to help them feel secure. While this will take some extra work on your part, bear in mind that a chaotic schedule where exercise or mealtimes are not regular can make a dog act out and become irritable. You owe it to your dog to treat them with respect by creating a schedule, just as you would with kids. Create a Health Plan Make sure you’ve got a health plan for your new puppy. This includes training, registering with a vet, taking out pet insurance, or even getting them microchipped. Creating a plan also involves developing a healthy meal plan to ensure you’re not loading your dog up with treats. Read more about the importance of choosing the right pet food here Be Calm and Assertive Part of being a good dog owner is also being a good leader. While it may be tempting to be stern, dogs are most obedient when their owner is calm and assertive. Even if it feels nerve-wracking because your dog barks at people, try to remain calm and redirect your dog’s focus, so they don’t fixate on things that make them excited. This requires training and patience but being calm and assertive is key to good behavior and a healthy relationship.

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