If your dad used to gain joy from reading and now he doesn’t read anymore check out his task lighting quality, such as a table lamp. It could be failing his aging eyes in terms of quality of light he needs right now. You can help him enjoy reading more by getting beautiful and functional task lighting for his office, living room and bedroom. Of course, it is easier to switch to an IPad or a Nook but what if your dad enjoys holding a hard cover instead? For many people in the world of cold LED screens a real book feels like a homemade meal or a hand-knitted blanket.
It is the fact that after the age of forty we need twice as much light as a twenty-year-old.
Here are some ideas for good quality lighting for an aging eye:
For the desk: A great reading table lamp.
When you choose a reading table 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.
- 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 in his favorite armchair?
Of course, everyone is different, and some people only read in the armchair. If your 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 ideas for an aging eye. A penny for your thoughts! Please do share here below.