DESK LAMP: INTRODUCTION
If we spend most of our time in front of the PC or bent over books, it is important to choose the right lighting. The desk lamp must be chosen with great care, carefully examining all its characteristics, which can influence our comfort.
Poor lighting that is not suitable for our needs can in fact lead to eye strain, especially if we use it frequently, as well as incorrect postures.
It is therefore better to opt for models that allow an orientation of the light beam according to the needs, as is the case for table lamps with adjustable arms.
Electricity consumption should not be neglected, especially if you use it for several hours a day. Consumption that can be reduced with the use of LED lighting.
As for any piece of furniture, even in the case of desk lamps, the eye wants its part.
Therefore, the design and size of the lamp must not be neglected to ensure that it is suitable for the worktop where it will be positioned and that it can integrate perfectly with the rest of the furniture.
Here are some points to consider when choosing a desk lamp:
RIGHT QUANTITY OF LIGHT
Illuminance refers to the amount of light that covers a given surface, i.e. the brightness of an illuminated area.
When the lighting is too low, the eyes get tired easily, which can lead to myopia. Instead, when it is too high, it can cause problems like reflexes.
Based on the recommendations of the American National Standard Practice for office lighting, the lighting level should reach 500 Lux to be sufficient for office work.
Lighting devices such as a desk lamp should be used to improve local brightness levels when there is insufficient light.
If the desk lamp is equipped with an ambient light sensor capable of automatically detecting the illuminance on the surface of the desk, the lighting system is therefore able to control and modulate the lighting in a flexible way.
With adequate lighting, it is possible to avoid reflections or poor lighting.
All electronic light sources powered by alternating current flicker due to current fluctuations.
If exposed to flickering lights for a long time, the eyes will become too tired to focus and see something.
Problems such as headaches and impaired vision may also occur. It is easy for the naked eye to perceive phenomena such as sudden brightness or darkness or flashes.
However, most of the time, flicker problems are unnoticeable. To avoid long-term unconscious exposure to flickering lights, non-stroboscopic lighting is recommended.
In this way the eyes will remain at ease and the vision will not be damaged, even after many hours of reading or working.
Both direct and indirect reflexes have negative effects on the eyes. These can cause eye strain, reading difficulties, eye pain and headaches.
The emission of blue light from a desk lamp is often overlooked. It is therefore essential to choose a desk lamp without blue light.
If the office desktop computer takes up too much space, there may not be enough space for a desk lamp.
A suspension lamp that can be placed directly on the screen will therefore be a better choice and will allow you to use the space with much more flexibility.
Accessories such as desk clips and stands also allow for more effective use of space.
TEMPERATURE OF LIGHT
Finally, a desk lamp that can change the color temperature allows you to set the light on cold white or warm yellow, to adapt to different situations.
White light can be used while working, while a warm yellow light can be used during the lunch break, creating a feeling of relaxation rather than stiffness.
These precious characteristics make a desk lamp an economic and extremely precious solution, an “advantage” that workers will appreciate.
In addition, there are different types of desk lamps on the market and each has its own functionality that distinguishes it from the others.
For desk lighting, you can evaluate the possibility of using various light sources. For example, if you opt for a ceiling lamp, its function will be to illuminate the environment in general.
Wall and floor lamps, on the other hand, thanks to their indirect light, are able to create a relaxing atmosphere and thus make the environment in which you work absolutely pleasant.
A table lamp for the desk must be able to illuminate the whole area considered, but at the same time it must not strain the view causing unnecessary glare.
You can therefore choose a lamp that has the ability to be oriented, and if you want to avoid unpleasant shadows you can position the lamp in the opposite position from the hand you are using to work.
Obviously, each lamp is also able to excite thanks to their shapes that enhance the rooms in very particular ways. Watch out for functionality, then, but let’s not forget the positive sensations.
Working with class or studying in style is more attractive, isn’t it? That’s why many of you are interested in the functional details and the aesthetic aspect of a product.
For this reason, desk lamps are created with different styles and colors. The taste is personal, so in this case there is nothing that is right or wrong. Indeed, aesthetics, shape, dimensions depend on your preferences.
If the choice of your desk lamp responds exclusively to the needs of tastes, you have 3 alternatives available.
- Layout. All interior designers know very well that to create the right atmosphere in a room, you need to arrange the light points well. A desk lamp represents a real “ally” that you have available in the composition of your environment together with floor, table, ceiling and natural light lamps. You can connect your desk lamp with other light sources to a central panel with preset scenes to be managed at will according to needs or times of the day;
- Accent: a lamp with an arm that has an adequate length is the ideal tool to highlight a detail, such as a beautiful object or a corner of the room. Make sure you have a lamp that can be well-directed and use a lamp that provides you with three times more light than general room light.
- Furniture: nowadays desk lamps are characterized by industrial and contemporary styles – classic, minimal, modern – so you won’t have any problem in choosing the desk lamp that best suits the style of your rooms.
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In conclusion, it is known that many eye diseases are linked to inadequate lighting. In fact, at work, people spend most of their time at their desk.
It is not just a personal space, but a place where the eyes are used for long periods of time.
Choose a bright desk lamp to improve lighting, protect your eyes and improve efficiency at work. So many benefits offered by one choice!
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