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I work in a large room on a computer for graphics. By a vote (which I was unaware of except for one email from a fellow employee) they are stopping all overhead lighting and we have to buy or bring in our own desk lamps. I can barely see in one area where two people started this - no overhead lights. I had already disagreed with the person suggesting this. I found out today that I have to buy/bring a desk lamp. That's NOT enough light for the size of the room... 13 people on one side of a huge room with low partitions.

There are no windows or forms of natural lighting. This is totally illogical to me! From what I've read, it's not healthy with what they're doing. I'm not crazy about fluorescent lights, but at least I could see! Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!  
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Surely your employer is required by law to provide a minimum of lighting within the workplace.!

This is false economy, in that turning off fixed lighting will save at one end but what about the expense of running all sorts of disparate (and less energy efficient) desk lamps. Then there is the safety aspect of each lamp which the employer should ensure are checked regularly. add to that the problem of trailing leads all over the place = trip hazard, especially in an emergency situation.

This is unacceptable behaviour by the employer, who will should re-assess and visit the Risk Assessment before proceeding further
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Smash a hole in the wall that will create light

or bring lots of lamps

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I agree with the last poster...........bring in like 10 lamps. I cant see that they are saving any energy by doing this. the overhead flourencent light are very energy efficient. bringing in a bunch of individual incandescent light is a step backwards
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