Many of like to settle
down comfortably in some favorite corner of the house
and spend some time reading books or magazines we
love. All of us have some reading and writing to do at
some point of time. These two activities put a strain
on our eyes and thus what is needed is proper lighting
to reduce the strain. Adequate desk lighting is a must
for students for long hours of night study. Here are a
few tips on how the lighting should be while studying,
writing or working on a computer:
Lighting should be bright and must be focused
on to the area where you are working.
Use task lighting as it is focused and does
not create any shadows. This lighting illuminates only the
work surface like the study table.
Use halogen bulbs as experts consider them
the best to illuminate reading material.
Using fluorescent bulbs is better than using
incandescent bulbs. Fluorescent bulbs last longer, save
electricity and are now available in a variety of colors.
Right-handed individuals should place the
light on their left hand side and vice versa. This is to
ensure that the shadow of the hand does not fall the pages.
You should sit upright and read with the
material at a distance of about 14 to 18 inches away from the
For long night study one should choose
glare-free task lighting.
As an individual grows older his eyes become
weaker. Thus older people need more light for reading and