|Task lights, such as desk lamps, provide light where needed and allow you to decrease the amount of background light. Often, task lights use incandescent lamps. By replacing the incandescent lamps with compact fluorescents, you typically reduce energy consumption by 60% to 75%. In addition, heightening light levels in specific areas can reduce the need for ceiling fixtures and prevent eyestrain caused by overhead lights reflecting on computer monitors. |
Task lighting is simple: it uniformly lights the areas where you actually need light, rather than lighting the entire surrounding area. Typical uses of task lighting include overhead cabinets, office workstations, and exam rooms. Desk and table lamps add flexibility because they can be easily moved to where they are needed.