What color should be chosen for reading lights?

February 22,2022

The color temperature and brightness of the reading lights will affect your reading experience, and affect your eye fatigue and sleep cycle. In order to have a good reading environment and experience, how should we choose reading lights?




First of all, we must understand what is color temperature?

Color temperature is a physical quantity that optically measures the color of a light source. The unit of color temperature is K, which is Kelvin. Generally speaking, the color change is a gradual process of red, orange, yellow, light yellow, white, and light blue. A lower color temperature means that the light will emit a red wavelength, showing a warm color. The high color temperature value indicates that the light emits blue wavelengths and presents a cool color.




A higher color temperature can increase the excitement of the brain, attract people's attention, and improve alertness and intellectual activity. In addition, the blue wavelength can also improve the mood of work and study, so it is often used in offices and learning environments, such as offices, hospitals and classrooms. However, being in a cold white environment with high color temperature for a long time will affect people's sleep quality at night.


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On the contrary, the warm yellow environment with low color temperature can make the soul feel warm and comfortable, suitable for reading in the bedroom or living room before going to bed. Although this relaxes the body and mind, long-term use can reduce concentration and cause fatigue.




How to choose the right reading lights?


1.reading lights- Light temperature:

If you want to relax while reading, it is best to use a warm yellow light (2700k-3500k)reading lights. Often used in the living room, bedroom or coffee shop. If you are reading while working or studying, it is best to use cold white light(5000k-6000k) reading lights. Usually used in study rooms, offices, etc.




  1. reading lights-Light intensity:

If the light bulb of the reading lights are too dark, it will cause eye fatigue and affect your concentration and reading. If the light bulb of the reading lights are too bright, it is easy to dazzle, hinder your attention and affect your mood when working or studying. Therefore, we need to choose reading lightswith appropriate light intensity according to the size of the space. If used for study or office, the local light intensity needs to reach about 750-1000 illuminance. If used for relaxing reading, the local light intensity needs to reach about 500-850 illuminance.




  1. reading lights-Light position:

If the light of the reading lights are too high, the lighting may not be bright enough or it is easy to produce glare. If the light is too low, the reading light may hinder our study or work. If the light comes from the back of the person, although the direction of the light is correct, the color temperature is too low, which can easily cause drowsiness.Therefore, when choosing reading lights, attention should be paid to the choice of lighting position. It is best to choose a lamp that can adjust the brightness and angle.




Which one do you prefer?