If you are still debating between an I Pad, I Phone, Kindle as Father’s Day gifts to make him happy you might be surprised that a real book could be what he really wants.
Technology is awesome and we embrace it, but what if your dad enjoys holding a hard covered book instead? What if turning pages and real bookmarking brings him joy? In the world of shiny LED screens a simple reading from a paper book feels like a homemade meal or a hand knitted blanket.
It is possible that the only thing that separates your father from reading is bad task lighting in his room. You can help him enjoy reading more by getting beautiful and functional task lighting lamps for his office, living room and bedroom.
After all, we have been using a cold glass screen for a couple of decades while books have been around since the invention of the printing press for over 500 years.
A good thing is that for now, only for now we can still find a good book to read. I bet you that our fathers and mothers appreciate it even more.
Here are some gifts ideas that will help him be more comfortable reading his favorite books or looking at his favorite family pictures. They are enlightening. Literally.
A couple of changes in lighting could go a long way to help your dad enjoy reading more or doing many different things.
For the desk: A great reading lamp.
When you choose a reading lamp you want at least some of the the following features:
- Maximum wattage (remember, people over 40 need three times more lighting)
- Enclosed shade to avoid bright contrast
- Dimmer installed for energy savings and options
- Accessible and easy switch
- Warm color temperature – has to say 2900K-3000K on the bulb box.
A good example is Holtkotter 6514 Halogen Table Lamp. It has the great precision dimmer built into the base. Its halogen bulb adjusts smoothly from a very bright natural light that’s great for reading down to beautiful mood lighting. It gives out true reading light and it is compact size. It is specifically designed for the “aging eye” that needs brighter task lighting.
For the bedroom: Consider a swing arm lamp.
Bedroom lighting is no longer for decoration or mood lighting as it used to be.
- Get the swing arm lamp and install it on the shoulder level of a sitting person
- Make sure that switch is accessible to reach
- Enclosed shade is important
Good examples of fine swing arm lamps are the award-winning design of the Tolomeo Micro Wall Lamp by Artemide or a swing arm lamp by Holtkoetter . This light is smoothly adjustable with the distinctive tension cables and internal tension wires, and a shade that rotates up to 360 degrees.
What if he only reads from his favorite armchair?
Of course, everyone is different, and some people only read in the armchair, at least for pleasure. If dad is one of them, check out Holkoetter Floor Lamp 6451.
The advantage of this lamp is that it is dual or even triple function which means that it is not only a perfect reading lamp, but also flexible and adjustable as overall source of ambient lighting.
You might come up with different gifts ideas, and I am sure that whatever you decide to do will be memorable and meaningful experience.
I invite you to share it with us as well as whatever your thoughts and opinions.