Your question: How many watts should a reading lamp be?

What bulb is best for reading?

No matter what your personal lamp style, experts say that halogen and fluorescent bulbs generally do a better job of illuminating reading material than normal incandescent bulbs. Halogen bulbs produce a whiter light that is perfect for reading and the sharp white light ensures good page illumination.

How many lumens do I need for a bedside reading lamp?

For ambient lighting, a bedside lamp that’s at least 400 lumens is suitable. If you want to read, write, or work in bed, something between 450 and 850 lumens is best.

What kind of light is best for reading before bed?

Warm lights, like orange and yellow, are recommended for reading before sleeping because they don’t keep your brain alert. You may not know this, but looking at blue light tricks your brain into waking up, thinking you’re looking at the sky.

How bright is 40 watts?

40-watt bulb produces 450 lumens of light. 60-watt bulb produces 800 lumens of light (most widely used in households) 75-watt bulb produces 1,100 lumens of light. 100-watt bulb produces 1,600 lumens of light.

Which shoulder should reading light be over?

When using a reading light, aim light over the shoulder opposite from the hand you are using to turn the pages, so your hand does not cast a shadow on the book. Set the light over your left shoulder if you are turning the pages with your right hand and vice-versa. You should also contrast lighting levels when reading.

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