Having the right kind of desk lamp is very important, not only will it affect your usage but it can also be a good element of decoration. You should do a bit of research to find a lamp that will fulfill both its practical need and the interior design element.
Desk lamps are mainly used for task lighting so that you can see what you are reading or what you are working on. For the interior design aspect, it can be used for accent lighting or ambient lighting depending on the composition of the room. It depends on whether the room is a dedicated office or it’s just in the home with a certain space for a study desk. The desk light can be used for increased light or to highlight a certain feature or ornament or as part of layering light in the room. In some cases it may be purely used for decorative purposes and hence it is just to make your desk look beautiful but does not have to have a bulb inside. For those that use t for decorative purposes, they will have to do a combination of ambience and accent for the lighting to blend with the theme. Some of the basic things to keep in mind when choosing a desk lamp include:
The desk lamp should be in proportion to the available working area. The taller the desk lamp, the more area it will be able to light up. If you have a big working space hen you will need a tall desk lamp.
Position and direction
The kind of work you do will determine the kind of lamp you will choose as different work has different intensities of light. If you have different working areas in your desk space then you will need a flexible desk lamp that can be easily adjusted and angled.
The amount of light needed
In the recent age, there are more and more people who spend a lot of time on their computer screens and cause a lot of eye strain. The fact that as we age we need more light is true. Most of the time for task lighting, LED bulbs is preferred with 5-10 watts.
If you are looking for a desk lamp for decorative purposes, then the following should be considered:
To create a certain ambience in the room, layering of light is normally done. As much as there are floor lamps, table lamps, overhead lamps and natural light, desk lamps can be used well to add layering.
A desk lamp especially one with a long stand can be used to highlight a certain feature in the room. A lamp that can be pointed and is way brighter than the general light of the room would be a better choice.
Different people have different themes; it can be modern, retro, classic, beach etc. Depending on your theme of choice, your desk lamp should be able to blend in well.