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Now it's cosy: light for reading

Avoid tired eyes with the right lighting

The best place for a reading light is at the side or behind the reader. The eye is then not dazzled by direct light from the front or reflections on the paper. Free-standing luminaires by the sofa provide light for reading and make the room cosy. In any case, the luminaire head should be movable so that the incidence of light can be adjusted to the respective sitting position. Uplights, wall or clamp luminaires with swivel arms are also suitable. All luminaires should be dimmable to provide a suitable lighting level at all times. Good colour rendering is indispensable; at least Ra 80 is good, a higher value is better.

Differences in brightness strain the eyes
If the surroundings are too dark, the eye must repeatedly compensate for marked differences in brightness. This strains and tires the eyes. Indirect lighting with ceiling or wallwashers is a good way to ensure good basic brightness in a room because bright wall surfaces emit light into the room pleasantly softly and evenly.