Experts predict many will work from home far beyond the Covid-19 crisis. Is that good or bad news?
It depends, but one thing is certain. If you're one of the 20 million American workers who may continue to work from home post-Covid, you need a home office.
A home office needs light, and LED desk lamps are so beneficial. Are you ready to shop for office lighting?
Read on to learn more about the best LED desk lamps and their benefits.
What is an LED Lamp?
LED stands for Light Emitting Diodes. What makes these desk lamps different? Traditional desk lamps use incandescent bulbs to produce light.
These are the same bulbs you use to light your bathroom fixtures and kitchen. Though improved, incandescent bulbs are an old technology that wastes a lot of energy.
Here's how they work.
Incandescent bulbs produce light with a filament. Electricity passes through the bulb and heats the filament. The electronic resistance of the filament causes a glowing reaction.
LED Bulbs produce light through passing electric currents. These currents pass through a semi-conductor that shoots light through the bulb or bulbs.
Unlike incandescent bulbs, LED light isn't heat derived. This means the bulbs use far less energy.
The Benefits of LED Lamps
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LED bulbs last longer than traditional incandescent lights. About 50 times longer.
Your LED lamp will bring you steady light for well over a decade.
Lamps equipped with LED bulbs use less energy than those with regular bulbs. They're designed to emit a focused light stream and don't require heat to produce.
This means less energy waste and lower electric bills.
Reduce Eye Fatigue
Working from home means extended hours in front of a computer screen. Our eyes aren't meant to stare at an illuminated screen for eight hours.
We suffer eye fatigue from our computers. The screen light shines much brighter than the surrounding room light. LED desk lamps match your computer screen light to prevent eye fatigue.
LED lamps dim easily. Some feature multi-colored light options to set the mood for your workday.
They're designed for the modern home office, too. Many of these lamps feature USB ports and/or charging stations for your electronic devices.
And you can fit them with a custom lampshade to match your office design aesthetic.
Types of LED Desk Lamps
Not all LED desk lamps are built the same. You need more information to choose the correct home office lamp.
Swing Arm Lamps
These lamps work great when you need direct overhead light. They work great for artists, architects, or craftsmen.
They're equipped with LED diodes and adjustable arms to shine light at any height.
Alternate Power Source
The most versatile type of LED desk lamp. You're not tethered to an electrical outlet. They run on battery power or they plug into your computer through a USB port.
These lamps follow you to any room. They also open your design possibilities since they don't require a power outlet. You can put them anywhere.
Do you work on projects with intricate detail? Maybe your home office is a jewelry design studio.
A magnifying LED desk lamp comes with a lighted magnifying lens. This shines the light you need on your delicate projects.
Portable and compact, these lamps feature an internal battery. The battery's long life gives you a day's worth or more of light for your home office.
These lamps aren't for the office only. Charge them up and take them anywhere you need extra illumination.
How to Choose a Desk Lamp
Your perfect desk lamp serves two functions. It provides the light you need and serves as a decorative piece. The right desk lamp should do both.
Match Your Office
A Tiffany desk lamp looks odd in an office with a sleek, stainless steel design. A modern lamp made of brushed steel is out of place in a home office decorated with mahogany and leather.
The start of the Covid-19 saw office workers cobbling together a home working space. You've been home for 11 months. Depending on the vaccination rate, you might be for 11 more.
It's time to put thought into your office design.
Meet Your Needs
What do you do? Does your job involve sitting in front of a computer for hours at a time? Or are you an artist?
Will this desk lamp be strictly for the office? Or do you plan on using it in multiple rooms?
This will determine the type of LED desk lamp you need. An investment in a quality office lamp needs to serve your functions. Expensive but inadequate desk lights are a waste of money.
Find the Right Price
The right desk lamp for your home office serves a form and function. You also have to consider your budget.
Quality LED task lights and desk lamps can be found for less than $150. You don't have to spend a lot of money to spruce up your home office.
Stylish, Affordable LED Desk Lamps
You've worked from home for over a year. You might be at home for another. Isn't it time to improve your home office with LED desk lamps?
We can help you find the one that's right for you. Oriental Lamp Shade provides 80 years of quality and expertise.