Top 10 Desk Lamps
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Desk Lamp Buying Guide
What is a Desk Lamp?
Desk lamps offer a variety of qualities and functions that can personalize your experience under these high functioning lights allowing you to have the exact brightness and color for the application. There are a number of different features to consider before choosing the best lamp for your personal needs.
Where will the desk lamp be used? This is an important question when identifying the best desk lamp to suit your needs. Desk lamps can be used on tables, desks, night stands and other lighting environments. If the lamp is used where you will be writing, using a computer, sewing, reading or other activities the color of the light, amount of light, and reach of the lamp will be factored into the decision. A desk lamp used on a side table in a bedroom for example, requires a softer light than one used in an office. Flexibility in terms of dimming, light color and rotation options will impact its usefulness. Identify your needs up front will ensure you are able to light up your particular space most efficiently.
What kind of lighting will you require? If you work in a low light area, or a space where others may also be working you may need to have a concentrated stream of dim light. For reading you want a brighter light to reduce glare and eye strain, for sleeping you want a softer dimmer light. The desk lamps may offer different brightness settings allowing you to customize the brightness for your needs.
Does the area you intent to light have a power source? Unfortunately, in some cases the areas that need the most light are also the ones with limited access to a power source. Desk lamps can offer the choice of being electric or battery power. Some lamps can be lit with a USB adapter which can then be powered through an outlet with an adapter or a computer.
Features to Consider
Valuable features that can be included in a desk lamp include the following.
Dimming function will offer several different levels of lighting ranging from very bright to dim. Dimmable lamps are much more versatile and can adjust the light for your specific needs. Some lamps dim by having fewer or more lights lit, while others actually adjust the brightness of all available lights. LEDs are very small lights but a reduction in the number of lights can impact the spread of the light as well as the brightness.
Rotating head, arms, and base give you the ability to adjust light levels in very specific areas. For example, you can place the light directly over your work or have it cash the light to a particular side without moving the lamp base. This feature allows you to easily maneuver, and shine light where needed most without having to reposition and move the desk lamp and will help you better dim or highlight your work based on the angle you position it.
Lighting color can impact the mood and feel of the light. This feature will make your eyes more comfortable or better showcase the items requiring light. Some colors available might include natural light, white, or yellow, also referred to as cool white or warm white.
USB port options is a new feature being added to modern lamps. This can be beneficial to those who enjoy connecting other devices to either charge or use alongside the desk lamp.
Chorded or non USB or battery operated lamps can increase the flexibility and does not require a nearby outlet, but still require extra lighting. These units are very portable and can be used anywhere.
Non Flickering LEDS reduce eye irritation, save electricity and provide a consistent and uninterrupted stream of light.
Auto off function is a timed feature that will shut itself off after the given period of time, saving energy.
Energy Saving LED lights only burn a few watts yet offer a lot of light for the power usage. They also burn less heat and operate for much longer periods of time before needing to be changed. LED lights can last for many years without every changing a bulb. Energy savings can reduce electric usage up to 75%.
Desk lamps can be an essential part of most people’s lives. They are so useful and can be placed on nearly any desk or table. Extra light can reduce eye strain, save energy, and provide a clean and clear line of site to your work, projects or hobbies. Not only can desk lamps be a crucial accessory to your work place, it brings a high functioning and high quality light to any room or space, making them very popular among consumers.