How Should You Position A Desk Lamp?

Lighting can shape a room, from creating a warm, inviting atmosphere to a brighter light that can help you focus on your work.

If you are one of the 37 per cent of the population who are working from home, you understand the importance of good lighting and how it can help protect your eyes and keep your mind on the task at hand.

Luxury table lamps and desk lamps that are adjustable can be used to help reduce eye strain and protect your eyes from potential long term damage.

Here are some tips to properly position your desk lamp.


Avoid Glare As Much As Possible

Glare is a huge problem when it comes to screens as light reflected off a screen can reduce visibility and be incredibly uncomfortable, This is a problem people notice when trying to look at their phone on a sunny day.

Whilst it is a more common issue with natural light, it can be caused by lamps and other artificial light sources as well.

The best way to stop this is to position the lamp in places where the light will not reflect on the screen you are working with.


Height Matters

Lamps create a cone of light that can be directed to a specific part of your desk and is bigger or smaller depending on how high the lamp is.

How high you will need your lamp will depend on the type of work you are doing. If you need to focus on specific documents or parts of your desk, it is better to lower the lamp’s arm and focus the light on the document itself.

To light up the whole desk, the best position for your lamp is above and behind your screen, pointing down to bathe the whole desk in light without causing unpleasant glare from the screen.