Farmers and gardeners often work where proper natural lighting cannot be obtained, or when general lighting is inadequate. Picking, packing and sorting operations often do not provide adequate light. In these circumstances, use artificial task lighting. Task lighting is the lighting available at the work area where a task is performed. Proper task lighting makes work safer and easier, highlighting moving machinery and other safety hazards such as sharp objects. Proper task lighting helps prevent injuries from unseen hazards and reduces vision problems due to momentary blindness.
Task Lighting Hazards
Inappropriate lighting, such as using only overhead lights, can create shadows. Shadows can make work difficult or dangerous and can hide sharp edges and other potential hazards. Inadequate lighting conditions can also cause eyestrain, blurred vision, dry and burning eyes, and headaches.