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modern desk lamps

The best modern desk lamps for your workspace

Why use a desk lamp?

As clocks go back, we experience gradually darker days and longer nights. This can mean working in the darkness at the beginning and end of the day. Desk lamps offer convenient lighting without illuminating the whole room. They are energy efficient, with some lamps providing several thousands of hours of light at very low wattage.

During desk work, ensuring you have targeted light is essential for your eye health, helping to avoid glare and strain which can make you feel lethargic. We have some suggestions for lighting to help you work more effectively in the winter months ahead.

Daylight lamps

It is estimated that around 2 million people in the UK suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in the wintertime. The lack of daylight can have an effect on our body’s internal clock, upsetting melatonin and serotonin levels which affect our mood, energy levels and weight. Besides keeping active and trying to eat healthily, allowing yourself time to spend in natural daylight is one way to help improve feelings of depression in the wintertime.

Daylight lamps can also have a positive effect on your mood and productivity during the darkest months of the year. Biologically effective lighting such as the EnergybyLight from Bakker Elkhuizen is equipped with an automatic daylight sensor for even light distribution. This biodynamic light alters based on the brightness of natural daylight. Alternatively, try the Rexel ActiVita daylight Strip+ which has a cool and warm light mode featuring healthy daylight.

Flexible lamps

A flexible lamp angles light towards exact spots on your desk which is perfect for task work. This stylish petal shaped lamp has a flexible head and casts a warm soft light. Great for the energy-saver too as it has a low 3W consumption and an amazing 25,000 hour lifespan.

Twin head lamps

For a practical lamp that allows you to adjust and direct light in different directions, a twin head lamp is perfect. These lamps can be dimmed and with a choice of three tones: white for the morning, natural for the afternoon and yellow for the evening to suit the time of day. This Alba Nomad lamp is cordless and has built-in batteries that can be handily charged via a USB cable.

Architect lamps

Architect lamps are ideal for adjusting the angle of your light to target certain areas. They also help avoid glare from the light on your computer monitor. With a timeless design, they fit in with any office or home décor. This Archifluoch lamp is weighted to provide extra stability and comes with an additional desk clamp. The silver finish gives a modern, fresh look to any desk.

LED Bulbs for main lighting

In the winter when natural sunlight is harder to come by you can also illuminate the whole office with energy-efficient LED lighting. We stock a range of bulbs on our website to keep your workplace light at any time of day. Go online or get in touch with our friendly team for more information.

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