Desktop lighting for a student plays a very important role. Basically, table lamps are used for this. They come in different shapes, mounts and power. Let's look at the recommendations of experts.
What to look for
Despite the seemingly easy task, the choice of a table lamp for a student is a very, very important event. The problem is that today the stores offer a wide range of these products. But even minor parental mistakes can negatively affect the health of the child.
Do not confuse the desk lamp for the student with the interior. These are completely different products with specific tasks. The main rule of choice - the emphasis is not on design, but on the safety, functionality and practicality of the light source. It is important to consider only 4 basic selection criteria.
- Type of bulb.
- Location and hardware.
Which light bulb is better
The choice of lamps for table lamps is simply huge. There are 4 types of light bulbs:
Each of them has pluses / minuses and individual characteristics. The optimum value for power range 60-75 watts.
Also pay close attention to the color of light emission. This parameter is indicated on the package or on the bulb base. Light emission can be:
- cold white (LHB);
- daily (LD);
- warm white (LTB).
For the student, the best option is the “LTB” lamp, because they are closest to the natural light source.
Choose a ceiling
It is important to choose the right lamp for the table lamp. Ideally, the bulb should not stick out of the lampshade. The most suitable cone-shaped shades that completely hide the lamp, which allows you to reliably protect your eyes from a direct light source and evenly distribute the glow of the desired area on the student’s desktop.
Important! Do not choose a glossy shade, as it will give glare from the light bulb, which negatively affects the eyes of the child. Therefore, give preference to a matte surface. Excessive decorations on a desk lamp (overly bright colors, a non-standard look) will interfere with the student’s concentration.
Ideal lighting will provide a ceiling located at eye level. The correct tripod can be adjusted to the desired height thanks to the design mechanisms. It is very important that the lamp is at least 30-40 cm from the surface. An excellent option is a flexible tripod.
Location and hardware
One of the main indicators of the right choice is the installation method. Lamps are fixed in different ways: to the table or to the table (on a static or dynamic leg). The extreme option is preferable, since allows you to change the direction of light.
The base of the table lamp should be chosen weighty to avoid slipping on the surface. It is imperative to consider the location of the table lamp. For left-handed people - localize the light source on the right, respectively for right-handed people - on the left side.
Remember: even the most expensive table lamp - natural light cannot replace. Therefore, it is advisable to install the table near the window and, in addition to the table lamp, general light is also needed (even if it is insignificant).