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Windowless Office? Get Some Bright Blinds

When I first saw these, they made me giggle. A lot. But then I started thinking about it… I’ve worked in a number of places where natural light simply isn’t an option, and especially in the depths of winter, something at least approximating daylight is definitely required. Now, I’m not claiming these will look like sunlight, but they will provide you with an alternate light source other than the fluorescents above your head. Which for many of you will mean less headaches and more productivity, which in turn makes your boss happier, and everyone wins.

Bright Blinds are made of electroluminescent (EL) sheets, and the brightness is controlled by turning the plastic stick that on a regular mini blind would control the opening and closing of the slats. Their basic function is to simulate a window where normally you’d see just a blank wall. They are not being prescribed as a cure for seasonal affective disorder, but speaking from the standpoint of someone who lives where we quite regularly get less than 15% possible sunshine in a month during winter, it just might help.

Unfortunately, that’s about all I can tell you about them. The price is listed as only being available upon request, yet it does say they will be made to order at a price of “several thousand dollars”. So even though this might be neat, maybe you’d be better off buying some other kind of light and just sticking one of those daylight bulbs in it.

Source: Technabob

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