Appropriate task lighting is essential in areas where it is needed the most, such as at an office desk. Whether it is for reading or working on a computer, a desk lamp can reduce eye strain and enhance the ease of the task being done.
- Make sure that the head of the light is above your head at a seated position, but not directed toward your eyes - approximately 35” from the ground or higher.
- Place the lamp on the opposite side of the hand that you write with to avoid shadows across the desk.
- Leave at least 4” of distance from the edge of the desk to the edge of the lamp, to avoid knocking it off.
- Choose a “cool” colored light bulb between 2700k and 4500k to reduce eye strain.
Tip: To choose a high-quality light for this type of task lighting, look for LED with a high CRI rating, which measures how true colors look beneath a light.