In the next few years, many cubicle dwellers around the country can look forward to going to work in more open, bright, and welcoming workplaces.

Lighting upgrades save companies money with more efficient fixtures and bulbs, and ActOnEnergy rebates. However, a hidden benefit is that an office lighting upgrade can increase productivity by enhancing visual  comfort, reducing fatigue, increasing work accuracy, and maybe even reducing absenteeism caused by  headaches.

According to the 1999 Steelcase Workplace Index survey, 6 out of 10 office workers experience some form of glare that could be reduced by more appropriate lighting sources.