Focusing on Task lighting

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Task lighting can be a very important and functional lighting fixture in any home. It can help make home activities easier to do, and electrical consumption, even more efficient.

The American Lighting Association defines task lighting as lighting fixtures that are movable and can be plugged into different outlets in the home. Electrical Association

“It can be provided by recessed and track lighting, pendant lighting and under-cabinet lighting, as well as by portable floor and desk lamps. Task lighting should be free of distracting glare and shadows and should be bright enough to prevent eye strain.”

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Tips on Task lighting

The Australian Government also shared various lighting tips to its constituents. Task lighting tips are included in their comprehensive lighting advice for home owners. Electrician        

“Match the lamp’s colour temperature to the tones of your room. Warm colour temperatures render warm colours like reds, yellows and browns well; cool colour temperatures render cool colours like greys, greens and blues better. In rooms following these general rules, furnishings appear more vibrant. If you have a mix of furnishings, use lamps that produce light in approximately the 3,500K range. No matter what colour temperature light you choose, if it has a low colour rendering index, nothing will look good under it.”

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UK Media, BBC meantime came up with a guide on different types of lighting, task lighting included. It also included tips on maximizing the use of different types of lighting fixtures and assemblies.

“Working with task lights — place the lamp opposite your writing hand or you’ll be working in your own shadow. The beam of the light should fall on your working area and not reflect onto your computer screen. If there’s no space on your desk for a lamp, fit a strip light above it.”

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Task lights are indeed important in carrying out work around the home.

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