The Best Lighting for Studying and Reading
Buying a lamp might seem an easy task. Then you realize that lamp and lighting discussions need their own dictionary. Then, once you have looked at more than five lamps (because you have to compare!) they all start to blend into one.
Don’t worry! If you have not heard of lumens, color temperature, or kelvin ranges, then there’s no need to feel overwhelmed!
At Wilit, we understand that finding the right lighting makes all the difference when you are reading or studying. That’s why we have put together this guide. You’ll find all of the best lighting tips for reading as well as recommendations for the best desk lamp for studying.
The Importance of Good Lighting for Reading and Studying
You might have heard that natural light is the best for reading in. And often, this is correct.
It is only in the past 100 years or so that artificial lighting has become widely available. Before Alexander Lodygin created the incandescent lightbulb in 1874, which took a lot longer to become commonplace, people would read by sunshine, candle, and so on.
However, these lights can be quite dim. They are also only available at certain times and have a short time limit of use (daylight/the candle burning out.) Even gas lighting had its downsides – it could be dangerous, for one!
As lighting has developed, we have come to understand that the light you read by can have a direct impact on how you feel, and how your eyes are affected. This is like Apple putting the blue light filter on their iPhones. Blue light keeps your brain stimulated, making it harder for you to sleep at night.