College Student Study Desk

Lighting for Reading and Studying

Students heading off to college need practical, glare-free task lighting from desk lamps for those long nights of reading and studying (or at least that’s what they tell Mom and Dad!)

Proper desk lighting is critical in preventing eye-strain and fatigue, especially in the first couple of months back at school as a student’s eyes readjust to the long hours of reading and computer work.

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Lighting Solutions for Students

The solutions are many, and depend in large part on personal taste and style. Holtkoetter halogen desk lamps provide a contemporary twist, while the architect’s desk lamp, banker’s lamp and Mission styles provide more classic solutions. Whatever your choice, look for adjustable designs that will allow you to aim the light throw from the lamp as needed. New LED desk lamps offer energy savings and a super long life, so your student won't have to worry about replacing bulbs.

Desk Lighting Tips

Whatever desk lamp you choose, the lamp should be placed so that hand shadows don’t streak across your work. If you’re right-handed, this means placing a light source on the left hand side of your desk.

Other lights, such as clip-on lighting and floor standing accent lights, can be used to create more general room and mood lighting.

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Add a Touch of Fun

And then there is the enduring style of  lava lamps, whose morphing blobs have been gracing college dorm rooms for decades.

Personal desk fans can add a nice cooling breeze, especially around heat-emitting laptops and PCs.

Questions About Lighting

Have questions about what kind of lighting is best for your student? Contact us for product recommendations, we're here to help!