These days home offices or ‘Studies’ are more popular than ever, in part thanks to increased flexibility in the workplace meaning that many people now spend at least part of their week working from home. Of course the role of the home office naturally stretches much further than that, with hobbyists and children doing their homework just some of the users that benefit from a pleasant working environment.
An integral part of that working environment is how it is lit, the way light interacts with you as you work is perhaps more important than at any other time. It’s an all too familiar scenario to be stuck in an office with a flickering overhead light distracting you, and although that’s a fairly extreme example, it does highlight how important it is for your environment to be properly lit.
In the case of desk lamps there are a whole host of factors to consider when deciding which lamp to purchase, not least how the light is projected from the lamp, and how easy it is for you to modify, move or turn on and off. If you plan to be doing a lot of typing and computer work, then chances are you’ll want something that provides just the right amount of ambient light to prevent too much focus on the screen, which can cause eyestrain. In this case a down lighter type desk lamp would be ideal. On the other hand, if you do a lot of different tasks from close up intricate work, to handwriting or typing then you’ll probably want something with a head that can be positioned according to the task at hand such as an Anglepoise, or magnifying lamp.
It’s not all about work when it comes to desk lamps, there is plenty of room for fun and style too, after all if you’re going to be spending any length of time in your office, then you’ll need to keep your spirits up. From traditional bankers lamps, to stylish modern equivalents, you’ll find a lamp to suit your needs.