What to Look For In a Perfect Desk Lamp

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What to Look For In a Perfect Desk Lamp

The most important part of any desk is the light. We spend a ton of time sitting in front of our desks, so it makes sense to have the best possible lighting for those times. So you need to have a desk lamp. It's just practical. You need to be able to see what you're working on, and standing by a window isn't always enough.

A Desk Lamp is a very important piece of equipment. Allowing you to complete your work without feeling blinded, or harassed by continuous sunlight from above, the desk lamp is not something to be overlooked. In this piece, we explore the wonderful world of desk lamps. The benefits are many and diverse including: eliminating eye strain, bringing a bit of much needed light to a dimly lit desk space, helping you keep your hands free for typing, reaching across the keyboard, or using your mouse.

Finding the Best Lamp is no easy task. You have to find a balance between size, style, brightness and cost. It can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you're shopping for one that you'll be using every day. Having the knowledge of following points can help you figure out how to choose the perfect desk table for you.

The most important factor when choosing a desk lamp is its size. A desk lamp should be small enough to fit on your desk without taking up too much space. It should also not be so large that it causes shadows or spills light onto other parts of your work area.

Craftsmanship and Materials
Lamps are made of a variety of materials. Brass and glass are common because they're easy to work with and not too heavy. Wood has a nice, traditional look, but it's also very heavy. Plastic and aluminum are lightweight, but they don't look very attractive in a living room or study.

Adjustable Brightness
Adjustable brightness controls are important if you tend to work at different times of day and in different lighting conditions. Depending on the level of ambient light in your home, you might not need very bright lighting when working at night — even if your computer screen is bright — but bright light may be necessary during morning hours while the sun is out.

Make sure that the lamp has the ability to adjust both height and distance from your work surface. This will give you the flexibility to illuminate the specific task at hand without blinding yourself or others in the room.

LED Lights
These lights provide bright light while using less energy and lasting longer than traditional bulbs.

USB Plugs
If your desk lamp has USB plugs, not only can you charge your devices, but they'll provide extra light if needed.

Color Temperature
You will find most desk lamps sold as either cool or warm color temperature. It's important to know that these terms do not refer to the actual temperature but rather to how comfortable we feel with different color temperatures around us. For example, 6500K is referred to as "warm" and most people feel comfortable working under this type of lighting whereas 5000K is referred to as "cool" and might feel cold and clinical - which can sometimes be a better choice for reading

Power Source
Most desk lamps can use either an electrical outlet or batteries. Some may also have the option of using both power sources at once. If you plan on taking your lamp with you on the road, look for one that uses batteries as their primary power source. This will ensure that your lamp will work no matter where you need it most.

Base Type
Most lamps have either a "twist" or "flip" base. It's important to choose one that can fit comfortably with your decor and furniture layout. A lamp with a weighted base will be more stable than one without one, which could cause it to tip over if bumped into while on its side or back.

Right Height
Another consideration is whether or not the lamp has a gooseneck. A gooseneck lamp allows users to adjust the direction of the light by bending the neck of it. Some people prefer this style because they feel it can better illuminate their work area than a traditional lamp with an arm.

Light Bulb Type
Halogen, incandescent and fluorescent bulbs are all available in desk lamps. Halogen lights are known for their brightness but have shorter life spans than other types of bulbs. Incandescent bulbs tend to be more affordable but aren't as long-lasting as halogen bulbs. Fluorescent lamps use less energy than incandescent bulbs.

Adjustable Arm
Having an adjustable arm on your desk lamp is helpful for finding the right angle for your work.

Head Swivel
The best lamps offer the ability to move the head of the lamp around. This allows you to direct light where you need it.

The ability to tilt your lamp is another feature that some people look for in a lamp. If you want maximum control over your lighting, then tilt may be something that's worth looking into. You won't always be working at eye level with your work surface, so make sure that the head of your LED touch less sensor lamp can move up and down as well as side to side so that you don't have to strain or get up from your chair every time.

Clamp Base
Clamp bases are useful if you're looking for a lamp that can attach to surfaces like desks or table tops. A clamp base ensures that your lamp stays in place and doesn't slip - especially when used with a weighted base.

Tinted, Glare-free Lenses
If you plan on using your desk lamp for reading, it's a good idea to look for one with a lens that blocks out glare and absorbs light evenly without producing shadows on the pages of your book or magazine.

If you’re looking for a desk lamp, these above points should help you make an informed choice. After all, when it comes to your health and work performance, investing in a quality desk lamp could be a wise investment.

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