When lighting the workplace the functionality of the lighting must take precedence over the design. Fortunately, there are many luminaires where a pleasant light distribution is linked to a beautiful design.
Desk lamps are usually adjustable in different positions to get the light source in the ideal position on the desk. Also, a combination of indirect, general lighting, and a desk lamp is ideal for controlling the desired atmosphere of the workplace.
AVOID SHADOWING ON THE WORKSURFACE
Shading is created by positioning the desk lighting behind the body. This can be solved by placing the desk lighting just above the work surface. If that is not possible, you can buy a lighting fixture with wall mounting. The choice of the reflector also has a major influence on shadow formation. The narrower the beam of light, the greater the chance of a sharper shadow. To obtain the perfect workplace lighting, it is, therefore, best to place 2 lighting elements on both sides with a minimum of 500 Lux (amount of light to an area).
COMBINE DESK LIGHTING WITH AMBIENT LIGHTING IN THE LIVING ROOM
When integrating desk lighting in the living room, you will have to take more account of the design of the luminaire. After all, this will have to seamlessly match the interior design. You can do this by turning the direct desk lighting into indirect mood lighting. This way you can direct an adjustable desk lamp towards the wall or ceiling. It is also recommended to use desk lighting with dimmers.