Having the correct lighting in any room or work environment is important and often overlooked as correct lighting reduces tiredness and stress on your eyes. Desk lights are available in many styles, size and finishes including chrome and choosing the right one for you is very much down to personal choice and requirements. RS has a wide range for desk lamps from recognised manufacturer including the RS PRO brand. Our range of desk lights include models that take up no desk or table space. They are supplied with a clip-on fixing or clamp that attaches to the edge of a table or desk.
What shall I consider when choosing a desk lamp?
The size of the desk lamp, the amount of light needed, the amount of time the light is needed for and the position of the lamp, all important factors to consider. You can choose a lamp which matches the décor of your space or office, however, do not choose a lamp on looks alone. If you are using your desk lamp in a space that is used for watching TV, you might want a desk lamp which is dimmable. It will not contrast the light of the other activities on the room.
What size of a lamp is right for me?
When you have a big working area you will need to use a desk or table lamp with a long adjustable arm to reach over the workspace. Desktop versus laptop working, consider that the position of the light will cover the entire work area on your desk or table.
What is the difference between LED and halogen lamps?
One of the most noticeable difference has nothing to do with the light itself actually. Have you ever touched halogen light and accidentally burnt yourself? This would not happen with LED light, because the LED light is only one fifth the heat of a halogen light. So not that it is safer but cheaper as well. When it comes to longevity halogen bulbs only last 2000 hours compared to 50,000 hrs of LED bulbs. In other words, LED would last nearly 30 years! The benefit of using a desk lamp will not only stop you from straining your eyes, but you can also move it to wherever needed (unlike a table lamp). Plus, there are a wide variety of cool shapes and styles that you can choose from.