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Do you work in dark?





lovescience
I usually work in a room that does not have too much light in it especially in the seasons when there are plenty of sun light.

But for winter, I am thinking to add some light in the room.
shivaghimire
You may not have sufficient sunlight but you might have used other sources of light like electrical lights. I don't think you are working in complete dark room. I find many such rooms which don't get solar lights. I have a room in my house where no solar light is reached but I have used electrical lights there and its not completely dark.
ocalhoun
I'd actually recommend working in the dark some -- becoming comfortable in the dark is very empowering.
(For example, if somebody assaulted me in the dark, I think in most situations, I'd benefit more from the darkness than my assailant would -- particularly if it was in a place I was already familiar with.)
It's difficult at first, a lot of stumbling and feeling your way around... but your night vision will improve, and more than that, you'll eventually begin to be able to move quickly and confidently in the dark, even when you can't see at all. (Almost like acquiring the skills a blind person uses to move around. I've noticed a greater ability to navigate by sound* or by dead reckoning, and that carries over even in lighted places where I don't really need it.)

For the last year or so, I've mainly stopped using electric lights -- only using them for cleaning or reading. At first, I used candles a lot, but for about six months or so, I also rarely use those either; only for times when I really need light to accomplish some task.

The end result, is that when confronted with darkness (or other times you can't see) you can face those times more confidently and more fearlessly. It's liberating to be able to stride confidently where others would be fearfully stumbling along, or losing their nerve entirely.




That said, there are times when you need light, both emotionally and to accomplish some task.
I prefer sunlight, firelight, or candlelight best, but sometimes there's no practical alternative to electric lights.
After living with 'more natural' light sources for a while, electric lights seem harsh and glaring... very unpleasant. They are brighter than fire or candle though, and available any time, unlike sunlight... so they do have their place.
loremar
Yes, working in the dark is good.

It can create a romantic mood for yourself. You know. Mr. Green

ocalhoun wrote:
but your night vision will improve

Good for night vision. Bad for your normal vision. Very Happy

Quote:
(Almost like acquiring the skills a blind person uses to move around. I've noticed a greater ability to navigate by sound* or by dead reckoning, and that carries over even in lighted places where I don't really need it.)

I agree. Especially if you want to work on your martial art skills. It's like your body becomes your eyes.
_AVG_
I feel that you need to work in a balanced amount of light, not too dark, not too bright.

If it's too dark, you may have to strain your eyes much more; on the other hand, if it's too sunny, one struggles to keep his eyes open. That's why I prefer a balance; probably the best is working in the evening / night with bright lamps; or working in a dark corner of the room during the day Smile
pll
I can work in the dark if I'm in front of a computer (which makes light...) but to write on a paper in the dark I wouldn't be able!
odayguide
sometime we can work in dark to help working out something.
Aredon
loremar wrote:

ocalhoun wrote:
but your night vision will improve

Good for night vision. Bad for your normal vision. Very Happy

How exactly is that bad for your normal vision? I don't think there's any evidence to support the claim that low light is damaging to your eyes.
loremar
Aredon wrote:
loremar wrote:

ocalhoun wrote:
but your night vision will improve

Good for night vision. Bad for your normal vision. Very Happy

How exactly is that bad for your normal vision? I don't think there's any evidence to support the claim that low light is damaging to your eyes.

It can cause asthenopia or eye strain
http://www.eye-strain.org/symptoms-of-eye-strain/
http://www.eye-strain.org/causes-of-eye-strain/
Uncorrected eye strain can even lead to more severe eye disease such as myopia and astigmatism.
I don't really have to dig all the health sites for you just to find a research that says poor lighting can cause eye disease. It's pretty much common sense. Rolling Eyes

Here's another article from a trustworthy certified site.
http://www.medicinenet.com/eye_strain/article.htm
Zuex
I've worked in all lighting conditions, doesn't really affect my work as the light from the monitor is enough to do my work.

I prefer a nice windy sunny day, that way nice fresh air is flowing through the room and natural light is always better then the light produced by our monitors. Smile
Josso
I work in extremes, during the day I usually have all my blinds open to let in as much light as possible. My primary reason for working on the dark is being left alone actually - here's a handy tip, if you have a headtorch - use a red light and it won't effect your night vision when you turn it off. As for eyestrain it's true but if you focus your eyes at different objects that are at different distances from yourself (often refocussing your eyes) you should be mostly protected from it.
Helios
I have a rather poor eyesight already and I use as much light as I can.
I work a lot in front of a computer screen, and if I don't have enough lighting I feel like my eyes are going to fall out.
I also prefer using regular light bulbs instead of fluorescent lamps since I heard that fluorescent light is bad for your eyes, that's what I have at home... at work it's a different story unfortunately Sad

What do you think about LED light to be used as room lighting, by the way ?
Ryox
When I was in Graphic Arts, I worked in a Dark Wood where chemicals were held & some light was in there. I don't know why they call it the "Dark Room" but I think it helps with keeping the chemicals safe.
Josso
Helios wrote:
I also prefer using regular light bulbs instead of fluorescent lamps since I heard that fluorescent light is bad for your eyes, that's what I have at home... at work it's a different story unfortunately Sad

What do you think about LED light to be used as room lighting, by the way ?


Fluorescent lights are very harsh imo, I'm swaying more towards LED main room lighting day by day. I live with a guy that has seizures and also they are better in terms of power.

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When I was in Graphic Arts, I worked in a Dark Wood where chemicals were held & some light was in there. I don't know why they call it the "Dark Room" but I think it helps with keeping the chemicals safe
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I've developed a fair bit of analogue film/prints, it's because light sensitive paper doesn't react to red light. I think the chemicals are ok in normal light but you have to do the deveopment process in a red room (take the film out of its casing in pure darkness)
sledge32
I am not an eye specialist but i think it is better for your eyes if you work in a properly lit room, i think the light from the monitor is damaging to the eye. The light from the monitor is full of radiation so by turning on other lights will help to break the direct light from the monitor to penitrate your eyes.
Ryox
When I was in Graphic Arts, I worked in a Dark Wood where chemicals were held & some light was in there. I don't know why they call it the "Dark Room" but I think it helps with keeping the chemicals safe.

Quote:
I've developed a fair bit of analogue film/prints, it's because light sensitive paper doesn't react to red light. I think the chemicals are ok in normal light but you have to do the deveopment process in a red room (take the film out of its casing in pure darkness)


Oh, I didn't know that. Yea that would be why they would use the red room because of the Film. We did develop pictures in the red room with the water & chemicals.
sanalskumar
pll wrote:
I can work in the dark if I'm in front of a computer (which makes light...) but to write on a paper in the dark I wouldn't be able!


LOL. I totally agree. Cant stop laughing.

Thinking about it seriously, darkness can be an unlimited source of positive or negative energy, depending upon your mood and nature.
davidv
Last minute touches on reports...
Completing assignments the night before it's due...
Countless hours debugging DAMN YOU NULLPOINTEREXCEPTIONS!
Waking up in the middle of the night with an "OMG THAT'S HOW YOU SOLVE IT" epiphany

Yeah, all of that and infinitely more seem to only to occur hours past midnight when the lights in my room at off and I see nothing but the LED beneath my monitors.

SLEEP?! That's madness.
chatrack
Hi,

When there is much work, I used to be a late night person. Only a table lamp
will help necessary light to the working background. In such case, much light
will be making me feel asleep.
medesignz
I work at night, but never in the dark... its bad for ones body clock Razz
Josso
davidv wrote:
Waking up in the middle of the night with an "OMG THAT'S HOW YOU SOLVE IT" epiphany


I once worked 8 hours straight trying to sort out a SQL/PHP issue a few years ago, was so frustrated and nothing got sorted. I got up in the morning and sorted the problem in 5 minutes... must have solved it in my sleep Laughing
PeterPatrickGo
lovescience wrote:
I usually work in a room that does not have too much light in it especially in the seasons when there are plenty of sun light.

But for winter, I am thinking to add some light in the room.


That's really not good for your eyes, and it would let us feel sleepy and easy tired. Get a light asap, bro
davidv
Josso wrote:
I once worked 8 hours straight trying to sort out a SQL/PHP issue a few years ago, was so frustrated and nothing got sorted. I got up in the morning and sorted the problem in 5 minutes... must have solved it in my sleep Laughing


After 5 hours of trying to figure out why my 2,4 tree kept giving me weird results, I slammed my head against my keyboard and as I started to feel a little more conscious I figured out what the problem was Laughing
deanhills
Great discussion topic! I love working in the dark. Even in the kitchen. I try and do with as little light as I can. Except as with Ocalhoun when I'm cleaning. Which is only once a week .... Twisted Evil

The only light that I really love is when I'm outdoors in natural sunlight.
u16888
I sleep in the dark room only. normally I work under sunshine every working day.
spinout
hm, I got a collegue that have a shortage of a vitamin from the sun/light. So the company brought her a special light that she have beside her monitor... By that she is not having any mental problems with beeing out of the real light in the winters...
kayako20
Wa, there is too hard for me to stay in dark. I like bring working environment which can breath fresh air and make your work more nicely.
PScript
yes sir its sure dark in here lol
srjrol
I love a "cave" like atmosphere. I sit in the dark all day at work when I can.
medesignz
Dont you turn into Gollum then? hehe
Marcuzzo
Working on a pc with no backlight on is bad for your eyes.
the contrast of a dark room and the light of your screen will wear them out.
when I used to live at my parents house I used to keep the lights out at nights because the light in my room kept my parents up.
result: eye fatigue
get yourself a USB light, this is only damage controll but still better then working in the dark.
deanhills
Marcuzzo wrote:
Working on a pc with no backlight on is bad for your eyes.
the contrast of a dark room and the light of your screen will wear them out.
when I used to live at my parents house I used to keep the lights out at nights because the light in my room kept my parents up.
result: eye fatigue
get yourself a USB light, this is only damage controll but still better then working in the dark.
Aha .... I finally understand what the thread is about. Thanks Marcuzzo and I agree. I don't know how anyone can work without a backlight.
Ghost Rider103
Marcuzzo wrote:
Working on a pc with no backlight on is bad for your eyes.
the contrast of a dark room and the light of your screen will wear them out.
when I used to live at my parents house I used to keep the lights out at nights because the light in my room kept my parents up.
result: eye fatigue
get yourself a USB light, this is only damage controll but still better then working in the dark.


Did the exact same thing when I was younger.

I wonder if this works the same with older style TV's (rear projection)?
Marcuzzo
I think I made a translation error.... with backlight I don't mean http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backlight but just light in the room Very Happy my bad.
deanhills
Marcuzzo wrote:
I think I made a translation error.... with backlight I don't mean http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backlight but just light in the room Very Happy my bad.
OK, got it. By the way, I really like your signature. Did you do it up yourself?
Very Happy
ankitdatashn
It gets very difficult for me to work in dark, the only thing is there should be no reflections of illuminated objects like bulb, tubelight on my laptop screen, it tend to get very difficult to see reflections on the screen and then finding it hard to concentrate on the text... Smile
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