Reading Room Lighting

Book worms and people who just have a lot of time to read probably have a small space, or even a room, where they spend most of their time reading. When we were younger, our guardians always told us to read with a light on or to make sure there’s enough light so we’d be comfortable when reading. A dimly lit room not only makes it difficult to read, it can also have harmful effects on our eyesight. Here are some tips on how you light your reading area. 

Direct Lighting Have a reading lamp in handy. Although you already do have a main light source, it’s always good to have a task light or something that you can move around and concentrate the light beam with. Check a few reading lamps with LED bulbs for options. 

Cool Lights are A Better Choice Try to steer clear form warm toned bulbs. These are they yellow toned bulbs that work best for living rooms and bedrooms, areas in your home where you want to relax. Not that you don’t want to feel relaxed in your reading area, but the tendency of using these kinds of bulbs is that you’d become so relaxed that you’d fall asleep. 

Pick Bulbs with “Soft” Lighting Sure you want the area to be well-lit, but don’t overdo it. Too much brightness can also irritate and sting your eyes. Try softening the light with some lampshades or something that can help defuse it. Another way it to place white paper over or around the light to soften it. If you can, replace the bulb with one that’s less bright. Choose newer types like LEDs and check a few testers to find the best one for your space. For questions on which LED lights to use for reading applications, contact the LiquidLEDs customer support team.


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