Friendly Lighting for the Eyes and Enviroment
The fluorescent lights that dominate all study spaces are very taxing on the eyes and the body. Softer lighting is much preferred over the blaring fluorescents, which flicker and make noise. I am particularly sensitive and often find myself with headaches and even vomiting if I spend too many hours studying in the libraries. While I'm aware that I must be particularly sensitive, my understanding is that this sensitivity is not uncommon, some cases more extreme than others.
I'm hoping that someone with a more scientific understanding of lights can comment – but I find I prefer to read with a soft, warm light. My understanding is that LEDs balanced to a warm glow or soft white temperature would be ideal for the eyes and environment.
I spend all day every day in the libraries! They are absolutely essential to my studies, around which my life evolves.