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High Definition Table Light Legacy - Heavyweight Base - Nickel Finish - Serious Readers®


High Definition Table Light Legacy - Lightweight Base - Black Finish - Serious Readers®


High Definition Table Light Legacy - Lightweight Base - White Finish - Serious Readers®


High Definition Table Light Legacy - Lightweight Base - Black Finish - Serious Readers®


High Definition Table Light Legacy - Lightweight Base - Black Finish - Serious Readers®


High Definition Table Light Legacy - Lightweight Base - White Finish - Serious Readers®


High Definition Table Light Legacy - Heavyweight Base - Black Finish - Serious Readers®


High Definition Table Light Legacy - Lightweight Base - Black Finish - Serious Readers®


High Definition Table Light - Legacy Edition

The original HD Light, with halogen Daylight Wavelength Technology™.

For our NEW LED High Definition Table Light, click here

  • Close to daylight
  • Text simply leaps off the page
  • Even small print is crisp and clear
  • Every colour is rich and vibrant
  • Halogen Daylight Wavelength Technology™
  • Icon-calendar 30 day risk-free trial Icon-flag Hand-built in the UK
  • Icon-eye Recommended by over 500 opticians Icon-guarantee 5 year guarantee
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Key Features

High Definition Table Light - Legacy Edition

  • High Definition Table

    Halogen Daylight Wavelength TechnologyTM

    There is nothing quite like daylight - we've all experienced the urge to move closer to the window to see better. The Legacy Edition of our beloved High Definition Table Light uses halogen Daylight Wavelength Technology™ to replicate aspects of natural daylight for which our tired eyes yearn.

    Since inventing our first light over 35 years ago, Serious Founder Alex Pratt OBE has been leading pioneering research into shedding natural light indoors to radically improve our sight. This version of the High Definition Table Light has now been superseded by the LED High Definition Table Light.

  • Best Table Reading Light

    10x More Light on your Page

    Unlike multi-directional lamps, the Serious design focusses all of its colour corrected light on your page, making it many times brighter than traditional lights.

    By comparison with a traditional 60W filament bulb, the High Definition Table Light - Legacy Edition throws 10x more light onto your page.

    This helps to correct the typical loss of light reaching the retina of two thirds by the time we reach 60 years old.

  •  Serious Readers Best Table Light

    Accurate Colour Rendering

    Our High Definition Table Light Legacy Edition projects a CRI of 99, which means that it shows colours accurately, close to how they would appear in daylight.

    This makes it good not just for reading, but artwork, needlework, and other non-reading hobbies.

Try the High Definition Table Light Risk-Free for 30 days

Why Choose Serious?

Even without glasses I can now discern things I could not before. I have to say that I am absolutely delighted and I wish that I has bought the lamp years ago.

Mr Davies, Hereford


  • Bulb Type35W Halogen
  • Bulb Life4,000 hours
  • Lux at 50cm4,500lx
  • Lumens700
  • CRI99%
  • Colour Temperature3,500K
  • Spread of Light18″ - 30″*
  • Dimmable?Yes
  • Cable Length2.8m (9.2ft)

*Standard High Definition beam is 18 inches diameter. This increases to 30 inches when fitted with included diffuser lens.

Option 1

Base Type

Heavyweight Models

  • Weight10lbs (4.5kg)
  • Height28" (71cm)
  • Base Diameter7.5" (19cm)

The deliberately heavyweight base ensures your light is planted firmly on the table or desk. Built to robust industrial standards. It plants itself firmly for single-hand operation.

Lightweight Models

  • Weight5lbs (2.2kg)
  • Height27" (68cm)
  • Base Diameter7" (18cm)

All the light but half the weight. The lightweight base is designed with a chic look and designed to be easier to move and bend. Perfect when surfaces are limited.

Option 2



  • Black

    The brass base metal is double sprayed and double-baked to produce a durable matte black coating for the fully flexible stay-put arm.

  • Nickel

    A 15-20 micron brushed nickel coating on the brass base metal gives a sharp hi-tech brushed finish.

  • Brass

    The 20-30 micron of zapon-treated brass on brass provides a long-lasting classic look when paired with the real wood mahogany effect handle.

Option 3

Body Finish (lightweight only)

On lightweight table lights, choose between black and white body finishes.


The sleek black body finish is our most popular option, chosen for its minimalist industrial chic aesthetic. Choose from black, nickel or brass flexible arms with this body finish.


The stunning white finish with nickel accent has until now only been available on our Alex Lights. Available with Nickel flexible arm only.

  • Black body finish with black flexible arm
  • White body finish with nickel flexible arm

Option 4

Dimmer Function

The dimming function allows for your light to be finely adjusted to your specific needs. Turn down the light intensity when a softer light is required, then with one finger adjust it back up to full brightness when you need more light to get clarity.

These lights are dimmable as standard.
Simply adjust the red dimmer wheel located on the back of the light head to alter the intensity of the light.

The Serious Difference

  • 30 Day Risk-Free Trial

    If you're not totally happy with your light we will refund the full amount, including delivery charges, and collect the light at our cost (UK mainland only).

  • Hand-built in Great Britain

    All High Definition, Alex and Classic lights are built by hand in Great Britain and delivered fully assembled. No flat pack misery. No tools needed.

  • Recommended by Opticians

    Over 500 independent optometrists believe that Serious Lights make a worthwhile difference to their patients.

  • 5 Year Warranty

    High Definition, Alex and Classic lights all benefit from a full 5 year warranty period.

Delivery Information

  • United Kingdom

    Delivery Usually Within 4 Weeks
    £9.95 Delivery Charge
    Choose Delivery Date*
    Delivery Via APC
    *UK Mainland Only

  • Europe

    Delivery Usually Within 6 Weeks
    £9.95 Delivery Charge
    Delivery Via FedEx

  • Rest of World

    Delivery Usually Within 7 Weeks
    £9.95 Delivery Charge
    Delivery Via FedEx

0% Finance

A Serious Light is an investment in your eyes. We are pleased to have partnered with Klarna Retail Finance, allowing us to give you the option to spread the cost of your purchase over 6, 9 or 12 months with 0% finance.

Finance Periods

6 months

Spend at least £375

9 months

Spend at least £450

12 months

Spend at least £525

Deposits of between 10% and 50% are available.

When you are ready to make your purchase, simply add the light(s) to your basket, then complete your order. When you are given the option to select a payment method, choose 'apply for 0% finance'

Please note - Klarna only accept 0% finance applications from those between the ages of 18 and 81.


You are entering into a credit agreement with Klarna, therefore it is important that you read and understand the terms and conditions. Click here to view the terms and conditions.

To view the finance calculator, click the Klarna logo below.