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What is Task lighting?

Task lighting is defined as illumination that will help finish certain activities. From reading a book to writing a paper, they can be used in any room.  They are meant to be portable, adjustable, and small enough to reach any specific angle that is needed for the action.

According to Clark University, this form of light was made for open rooms with rows of workers to help complete specific tasks. These rooms included factories, offices and warehouses, where natural light couldn’t cover the specific area needed for work. 

With natural illumination, the eyes need to constantly adjust.  This can cause the eyes to strain.  By using task lighting, the work is illuminated under consistent light, which prevents the eyes from becoming strained.

How Magnifying Lamps Work

The best task lighting to use for detailed work are magnifying lamps.  According to Microscope.com, these magnifying lights allow the user to effortlessly see smaller details that you wouldn’t otherwise see without squinting and causing eye strain.

Magnifier lamps vary in style, either having an adjustable clamp or a normal base for portability. They have a neck that is able to be adjusted for specific angles needed for work.  Above the neck, the head is attached with the magnifying mirror with light underneath it.

A magnifying lamp is measured in diopeters, which is the amount of curvature that a lens will have. An increase in curvature in a lens provides an increase in glass thickness and magnification. Lamps USA’s magnifying lamps range from 3-5 diopeters, which allows between 75-125% increased magnifications.   

The magnifier lamp was originally made for work that required precise detail like jewelers and dentists.  Now, they are recommended for anyone because of their ability to prevent loss of vision through eye strain and fatigue.

How Clamp Lights Help You

As previously mentioned above, natural lighting shifts from one angle to the next.  This means by only using natural light, working from one angle in the morning will not be the best position to use for night time. 

Clamp lights are extremely valuable with their ability to adjust to any angle. This clamp on lamp can be placed in any spot of the desk, allowing for the most comfort and production at work. 

Their adjustable clamp base allows the user to attach it to any supported solid object that will give the best angle for their work. Attached to the base is a neck that can easily adjust, allowing even more flexibility for the user.  Attached at the top, the lamp’s head gives off a consistent light that will allow the worker to easily complete the task.

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