If you are an avid reader, the hunt for the perfect reading light can be extremely crucial and confusing. A good reading light is concentrated, and the glare of it is minimized that it is easy for work and study. With it, you can have better and comfortable reading and not hurt your eyes. They have a good collection of book reading lights, and you can choose from multiple options. Artificial lighting such as CFL, Fluorescent Tube, LEDs have cold light (increased blue hue), and it makes reading stressful. These are usually about the size and shape of a standard filament bulb and tend to be individually expensive. Each often comes with a remote control to modify the levels of Red, Green, and Blue.
Reading Light For All
If you want something brighter and with more functions, the Taotronics Stylish Metal LED Lamp is a better choice.
It is 1200 lux and is dimmable, has various light color temperature choices (2700K to 6500K). There is a default mode for reading at the light, but if it’s not your ideal setting, you can always adjust the light intensity and color and save it as the “favorite mode.”
Also, it has a 60 minutes timer, so it is perfect for those who want to fall asleep while they read without having to wake up to turn off the light down to “warm” white or start leaning toward yellow (by cutting the blue).
A center of the room ceiling light is not suitable for reading in bed. A lamp that is tall enough on the nightstand where the light flows from under the lampshade to illuminate the book but does not shine in your eyes is ideal. Too many people buy uselessly small lamps for nightstands. Swingarm lamps with LED bulbs are also useful as long as their position is such that the light is lower than your eyes as you sit up reading in bed. Another very chic and sophisticated suggestion is to use a tiny adjustable recessed light(s) in the ceiling above each pillow, which is at an angle towards the end of the bed but hitting the lap where the book would lay open. I want to suggest that all such recessed lights have their dimmers on the wall on both sides of the bed. That way, if your partner falls asleep reading, you can turn off all lights w/o getting up.
Modern Reading Devices
We all have Kindle Paperwhite now that make storing books easy (e-books) and also solve the light problem. The Paperwhite illumination comes from LEDs in the frame shining onto the e-ink surface, and reflecting from that surface. That means that it doesn’t shine directly into your eyes, like a modern phone, tablet, or laptop. It also means that the Paperwhite’s light can be dramatically less intense while still being readable.
It still comes from LEDs, however, and to my eyes,t looks a little more bluish than my nightlight. For night reading, I often prefer to use my bedside lamp and turn the Paperwhite’s light down.