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whitecollar23
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Good Study Lamps

Postby whitecollar23 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:47 am

Hey everyone,

I've been trying to find a good lamp for my desk that doesn't lead to a major glare on my casebooks. Half my casebooks have pure white pages and they end up getting a glare from the gloss. Anyone have any suggestions for a good lamp that won't give me these issues?

Thanks so much!

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Re: Good Study Lamps

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:55 am

Sounds like you just need something more adjustable than what you have. It's the relative positions of you, the light, and the book that cause glare.

I've had this one for 3 years now and haven't had a complaint. Adjusts all over the place, nice heavy base so you can lean it waaaay over, and it's still on its first bulb.
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10255524/

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Re: Good Study Lamps

Postby whitecollar23 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:58 am

rinkrat19 wrote:Sounds like you just need something more adjustable than what you have. It's the relative positions of you, the light, and the book that cause glare.

I've had this one for 3 years now and haven't had a complaint. Adjusts all over the place, nice heavy base so you can lean it waaaay over, and it's still on its first bulb.
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10255524/



Thank you. I recently bought this one based on the really good reviews, but it's probably worse than the junky old fashioned lamp I had been using up until now. Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JQ1 ... UTF8&psc=1


What color light does your lamp emit? It doesn't cause glare on your glossy white paged casebooks?

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Re: Good Study Lamps

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:18 am

whitecollar23 wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Sounds like you just need something more adjustable than what you have. It's the relative positions of you, the light, and the book that cause glare.

I've had this one for 3 years now and haven't had a complaint. Adjusts all over the place, nice heavy base so you can lean it waaaay over, and it's still on its first bulb.
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10255524/



Thank you. I recently bought this one based on the really good reviews, but it's probably worse than the junky old fashioned lamp I had been using up until now. Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JQ1 ... UTF8&psc=1


What color light does your lamp emit? It doesn't cause glare on your glossy white paged casebooks?

Color doesn't matter, except for your own preference. If a light is causing glare, change the angle at which it's pointing at the page. Pretend your page is a mirror. Is the light reflecting off the mirror into your eyes? That is a bad angle.
You could use a purple lightbulb but then you'd just get a purple glare. Angle is what matters.

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Re: Good Study Lamps

Postby Avian » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:27 am

rinkrat19 wrote:It's the relative positions of you, the light, and the book that cause glare.

Is this a real conversation? You have to explain how glare works?! :shock:

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Re: Good Study Lamps

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:42 am

Avian wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:It's the relative positions of you, the light, and the book that cause glare.

Is this a real conversation? You have to explain how glare works?! :shock:

Maybe I interpreted OP's queries wrong, but that's what it sounded like to me.

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Re: Good Study Lamps

Postby whitecollar23 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:19 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
Avian wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:It's the relative positions of you, the light, and the book that cause glare.

Is this a real conversation? You have to explain how glare works?! :shock:

Maybe I interpreted OP's queries wrong, but that's what it sounded like to me.



I think you're oversimplifying how glare works. My old lamp creates glare pretty much regardless of the angle, while the one I'm using now can get rid of glares at certain angles. It's strange.

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Re: Good Study Lamps

Postby dp714 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:10 am

I prefer to use this one: http://biggreenpurse.com/wp-content/upl ... _light.jpg

Studies show you retain more information if you're studying in a hands-on manner. This light will keep you engaged with your reading the entire time.

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Re: Good Study Lamps

Postby whitecollar23 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:29 pm

dp714 wrote:I prefer to use this one: http://biggreenpurse.com/wp-content/upl ... _light.jpg

Studies show you retain more information if you're studying in a hands-on manner. This light will keep you engaged with your reading the entire time.


Tried that one. It was too distracting.

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Re: Good Study Lamps

Postby DownWithRBG » Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:55 am

It seems expensive for a pretty stupid concept, but I got it as a gift and actually bring it with me everywhere and can't believe how much i love it.

http://www.hellolumio.com/shop/




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