March 20, 2009, Newsletter Issue #158: Qualities of Light

Tip of the Week

Because floor lamps are often used for reading or other close work, it's important to pay attention to the kind of lighting you'll get from it.

Many people find they experience less eye fatigue with a full spectrum floor lamp. In addition, full-spectrum bulbs are credited with helping people who have seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and experience depressive symptoms in the winter months.

Halogen floor lamps have been popular for some time because they shed a very bright light from a single bulb. Fluorescent floor lamps are very energy-efficient, but may not be the best choice for close work, as some people find they fatigue the eyes.

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