Reading lamps guide

Reading Lamps Guide

How to find the best reading lights for your home

There is nothing better than unwinding after a long day with a captivating book or magazine. For creating a dreamy reading corner, the right choice of lighting is key. Our recommendation is warm white light, striking the right balance between adequate brightness for reading and a cosy ambience while being gentle on the eyes. There are many options for reading nooks, headboards, or the bedside table, ranging from the chic simplicity of Scandinavian style to the sleek elegance of contemporary designs. Our tip: portable reading lamps equipped with a rechargeable battery are a great option for flexible usage - you can simply move them between rooms and even use them outdoors.

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What are the benefits of reading lamps?

Directional light

Directional lighting provides narrow-beamed lighting that is directed towards a specific area or surface. This is a key factor for reading lights as focused lighting with an adequate lumen output is needed.

Glare-free light

The recommended lighting colour temperature for reading is warm white (<3,000 Kelvin). To avoid eyestrain, the light needs to be glare-free and, if needed, easily dimmable.

Flexibility

For reading, it's useful that the light can be adjusted depending on your position. Reading lights with joints, swing arms and adjustable shades are the best choice. Plug-and-play lighting, such as wall lights with plugs, provide even more convenience.

Tip: from energy and cost savings to a long lifespan - modern LED lighting provides many benefits. For LED reading lamps, we recommend a light colour temperature below 3,300 Kelvin for cosy warm white lighting. Dimmable options are available too, whether you prefer a light with integrated LEDs or exchangeable LED bulbs. Smart bulbs offer even more options and add a fun factor to your lighting.

Floor lamps for reading

Turn your reading corner into a cosy retreat

Positioned behind or next to the sofa, the floor lamp is perfect for flicking through the pages of a captivating magazine, creating a snug and practical reading nook. From a timeless modern look to a cool industrial design, floor lamps are available in versatile styles and can perfectly complement the style of your living room. If you need extra comfort and flexibility for your reading corner, opt for a floor lamp with an extra reading light.

Floor lamps with shelves

Multi-functional lighting for your reading corner

In addition to stylish design and comfortable lighting, floor lamps with a built-in shelf provide additional space for storage. Invite this bright all-rounder into your home and enjoy the convenience of having your cup of tea comfortably placed next to you and easily set aside magazines, newspapers, and books.

Table Lamps for reading and working

Functional lighting in versatile styles

Placed on the side table in the reading corner, table lamps are a popular option for reading in comfortable light. For extra flexibility, opt for a reading lamp with an adjustable arm and swivelling shade that can be tailored to your individual needs, providing precise, glare-free illumination. For longer periods of working and reading, a suitable desk lamp is essential for reducing the risk of eyestrain and fatigue.

Wall lights for the reading corner & bedroom

A space-saving option

Integrating reading wall lights into your space not only elevates the ambiaence of your home but also provides targeted illumination for flicking through magazines or reading a good book. Whether placed next to the sofa or the headboard, lights with a swing arm can be flexibly adjusted and add more convenience and comfort to the lighting setup. If you prefer complementing general lighting with a targeted reading light, opt for a model with an extra lamp, usually coming in the form of a swan neck arm.

Clip-on reading lamps

Plug and play!

Clip-on lamps are an easy and space-saving solution for reading as they can be attached to a table, shelf, or the headboard. Clip-on lights can be placed wherever there is a plug socket nearby, giving you the freedom to locate your light without the effort of rewiring your room. Models with a swing arm allow perfect positioning and flexible adjustments.

Uplighters

More flexibility: uplighters with reading light

The classic uplighter radiates bright, indirect lighting and is perfect for adding cosy ambient lighting to any space. For reading, it's advisable to opt for an uplighter with an extra reading light which provides additional directional light that can be flexibly adjusted.

Bedside reading lamps

The right reading lamps for your bedside table

Reading in bed is a great nighttime routine as it helps to prepare the mind to relax and unwind after a busy day. Radiating warm white and glare-free lighting, bedside table lamps create the ideal conditions for reading and prepare the body to wind down. As bedside reading lamps are available in many designs, you can choose a model that perfectly complements your bedroom's interior design style.

Arc lamps for reading

A stylish option for the reading nook

Providing comfortable overhead light, arc lamps serve as a stylish and practical choice to elevate your reading corner. These lamps gracefully arch over sofas or reading chairs, adding a focal point to the room while enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal.


Portable reading lamps

Rechargeable lights for reading

Portable lamps are this season's must-have lighting trend, adding more flexibility and fun to your home. Charged via USB, you can place them wherever needed and carry them with you to the patio, balcony, or garden to enjoy your reading outdoors.

Pendant lights for the reading corner

Hanging lights for the reading nook

Providing focused and directional lighting, pendant lights are not only a great choice for hallways and dining rooms, but also for the reading corner. Especially for small rooms with limited space, pendant lights are a practical alternative to the classic floor or table lamp.


FAQ: frequently asked questions about reading lamps

Which light colour is best for reading?

How can I read books in bed without disturbing my partner?

Which additional features are available for reading lamps?

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