In this blog, we have a look for the best desk lamp for your home-office or study area.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, working and studying from home has become a necessity. In relation to the work environment, this trend is set to continue with companies offering the option of working from home to some of their employees.
It is therefore important to choose a good desk lamp to make our tasks easier. But what are the things that make a great desk lamp?
We have identified some characteristics to look out for when choosing a desk lamp:
Good for your eyes
Good for your eyes
A desk lamp is designed to illuminate your work or study area in order to reduce eye strain and the symptoms that go with it. In addition, a good desk lamp can increase mood and production.
There is no evidence that bad lighting will affect your vision, but there is substantial evidence that poor lighting will have short term affects like headaches and eye strain.
You can avoid this by having the right amount of illumination evenly spread across your work area. A common range for task lighting is 800 – 1400 lumens.
The best desk lamps come with dimmer switches that will allow you to choose among three different settings. They also have an eye protection feature producing flicker free lighting.
The most advanced models come with auto-dimming mode to detect the ambient and adjust automatically to give you the best possible brightness level for your work environment.
A handy feature you can find in a desk lamp, is the adjustable head. This offers you the ability to shine the light directly and precisely on to you work surface.
Multifunctional and sleek design
If you are restricted in the space you can devote to your home study or work space, you should consider a multifunctional desk lamp.
There are models that have a built in rechargeable battery that can come handy when you have access to only one socket.
The advantage is that you will be able to charge the desk lamp when you are not working, therefore leaving the important single socket for your computer or lap top.
Another useful feature is the wireless charger. If you have mobile phone compatible with wireless charging technology, then you can charge you phone while working.
If you are strapped for space, maybe a desk lamp which folds away is also worth considering.
Last, but not least, you want your desk lamp to add a touch of design to your desk. In the market there are models for all tastes: modern and sleek shapes, classic and traditional as well as industrial designs.
The LED bulbs used in the modern desk lamps, offer significant advantages over incandescent and fluorescent bulbs.
LED desk lamps have a big energy savings advantage over older technologies. They use far less power than incandescent bulbs, and they even beat fluorescents.
Every kilowatt-hour counts. Over weeks, months and years, a highly-efficient LED light on your office or study desk can make a difference in your bills.
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have an incredible lifespan. With no filaments and little heat, they last at least 20 times longer than an incandescent.
They don’t burn out, they simply get dimmer. High quality LED desk lamps can last for decades!
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