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Better Light Helps- what to look for

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Blue Light

Poor lighting is a major cause of two thirds of people now experiencing eyestrain on a daily basis and by 2050 over half of the world’s population is expected to be short-sighted. A great light will adjust to match individual visual acuity needs and will provide welcome relief from eye strain, fatigue and blurred vision.

Daylight Quality
Daylight contains a mix of 10 million hues of the rainbow. The true quality of light is judged by its closeness to the natural light spectrum under which the human eye has evolved during millions of years.

Colour Temperature
We have found after decades of user feedback that the optimum colour temperature for concentration indoors is 3,500-4,000k. Colour temperature, measured in Kelvin (k), is the measurement of how white a light is. Candlelight, a very yellow light, might be 1,000k and a harsh blue LED is around 6,000k.

Brightness
The older we become, the less our eyes allow light to reach the retina so we need more light to see detail and colour in high definition. Too much light on the other hand can also be unhelpful.

Beam Spread
Take into consideration whether you read small books, magazines, newspapers and whether you suffer an eye condition. The eye will tire more quickly if it keeps passing from light to dark.

Flexibility
Our sight generally dominates our sensory perception, so we can’t help ourselves subconsciously strain to try and see more clearly. Because sight is so personal to the individual it is important, therefore, for a light beam to be easily adjusted to meet the differing needs of the moment. Let the light take the strain so your eyes don’t have to.

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