A properly lit work space reduces eye strain and headache, sure, but incorporating a desk lamp into your decor has environmental and emotional benefits as well.
Give Your Eyes a Break
Create Intimacy; Save Energy
Desk lamps provide value in their service to the eyes, but many also find that the focused light from a desk lamp helps them to stay focused on the work at hand. Sometimes, the business reports due tomorrow require all of the extra help you can get. Likewise, writing a letter to an old friend by the light of a desk lamp can set the mood for added intimacy. While desk lamps can help your mood, they can help the environment as well. Lighting a small space is more energy-efficient than lighting an entire room. Many desk lamps use low-wattage bulbs, which only adds to their energy-saving value.
Styles of Task Lights
Before overhead lights were a standard feature in homes, desk lamps, along with table lamps, provided much of the light in a room. Many popular and classic styles, such as the banker lamp, with its traditional green shade, or the Tiffany desk lamp, are still being created today. Modern and contemporary desk lamps are available as well. Many desk lamps include features like dimmer switches and data ports to accommodate laptop computers.