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How to Select the Perfect Lamp

Picking a Lamp

Two Important Things to Consider


The size you need in a lamp has a lot to do with the space you are working with. Most office lamps will be for the desk area. The most productive and helpful way to use a lamp on a desk area is to concentrate light at the work you are focusing on. This could be a document, a book, or any number of other things. Ideally the over head light will be strong enough to move around and use things in your environment but not strong enough to focus on things like reading. So the larger the on hand working material the larger the lamp light area will need to be.



Your lamp can have three different special kinds of bulbs: fluorescent, incandescent and halogen. Fluorescent is too harsh for concentrated work like reading so that’s not your best choice. Incandescent is inexpensive but doesn’t have the focus effect that you need. The bulb that offers you the best results is the halogen. It concentrates and focuses you in on your work without being too harsh and it’s bulbs lasts a long time.

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