Bend it right
If reading at night is straining your eyes, it’s time to replace your reading lamp.health and fitness Updated: Aug 21, 2010 00:22 IST
If you’re an avid reader, then desk lamps, also called study lamps, are a must-have in your study room. Right from functionality to flexibility, a lot of things need to be considered before buying the right lamp.
“Study lamp or desk lamp should have a bendable neck or adjustable arm to change the focus of the light to suit your convenience. Use energy-saving LED lights that are easy on eyes and saves power, instead of halogen lights,” says interior designer Bobby Aggarwal. Avoid bulky study lamps. “A small desk lamp will save space on your desk.
Colours like aluminium, white and black look good on study lamps. If you spend long hours working on your desk, use a full spectrum light bulb that mimics the natural sunlight,” says Angeline Loiseau, store manager at Zolijns Designs. Be it the rechargeable study lights, solar lamps or the power-saving LED lights, the design element is important. Product designer, Mukul Goyal says, “Study lamps come in a variety of style - squat or curved neck, which emit light in an inclined direction.”
He adds, “But the most defining design is the bendable neck or adjustable arm that is usually made out of plastic or metal. This really helps you to focus the light where you need it the most.” Material like plastic can be moulded into funky designs. Plastic lamps come in a variety of colours. If you want to try the antique look, choose brass lamps. Wood frames look classy and adds to the décor of the table. If you’re looking for something formal and sleek, then check out the study lamps in stainless steel.
First Published: Aug 20, 2010 16:42 IST