There are few things better than relaxing in bed or a comfortable chair and reading a good book. With New Year’s just in the rear view mirror (and everyone working on their New Year’s resolutions) now is the perfect time to dedicate some more time to reading in 2018.
While having a good book and a calm atmosphere are important factors, so is the lighting you have when you read. See, not all types and kinds of lights are created equally and some are definitely better for reading than others.
Everyone in the family (even those who don’t quite read yet) can benefit from proper lighting, so it’s not only good for reading. This blog post will look at why lighting is important and which lights you should go with.
Which Lights Should You Go With?
With so many different types of light bulbs and lighting fixtures out there, it can be tough to decide what lighting to get for reading. There are your incandescent lights, CFLs and LEDs. Each have their own pros and cons, but currently, LEDs seem to be the way to go for every situation (including reading).
Not only do they last many years and be more efficient, but also offer the best and brightest light. In fact, LEDs are so versatile you can basically use them in any room in your home. LEDs can come in a wide range of colors from softer and warmer tones to tones that give off a bright and “daylight” type light. Which type of lighting while reading you choose is up to you, as some like it to be extremely bright while others prefer a softer look.
As for what fixture you decide to get, a directional lamp (or reading lamp) is a great option as it can shine the light directly onto the page so every word is easily illuminated. Task lighting will help to illuminate the pages you are reading, and not the entire room. However, again, there are many options at your disposal here as well.
Why Is Proper Lighting Important?
So now that you know what type of lighting can be good for reading, why is it important in the first place? Well, there are many reasons, but one of the biggest is just how hard and sometimes painful it can be reading in the dark.
Not only will you be unable to see all the words, you will be straining your eyes trying to focus which can lead to fatigue and dry eyes, which can be very uncomfortable. Also, the importance of lighting increases as you get older. This is because eye sight generally begins to deteriorate as people get older.
In conclusion, don’t underestimate the power of proper lighting when you are curling up to read your favorite book. Having proper lighting while reading will make a big difference in a number of different ways, and you will be happy you made the consideration.
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