Visually intensive work such as reading, and writing requires proper lighting. While reading in the dark won’t cause permanent damage to your eyes, it may lead to short-term problems, such as headaches and eye strain, which are avoidable. Whether you’re reading a book, an e-reader, on a tablet or any type of reading material, you should know why reading with proper lighting helps to avoid eye strain.
Task lighting such as reading wall light is not meant to illuminate the entire room, but it helps increase illumination for activities specific to reading or writing. What makes these lights special? Well, it’s mounted on the wall and the position of this reading light is unique compared to those of desk lamps since it gives you a comfortable feel while lying in bed or sitting in a cozy corner of the living room. Other than that, it saves a lot of space because it doesn’t require a table or a desk.
Reading wall lights are the essential task lighting for all keen readers, writers, and home office workers. At Zest Lighting, we have an extensive array of designs and styles, from contemporary and modern industrial style designs, and in a variety of materials and finishes, such as glass and metal shades. Browse our selection, find styles that perfectly suit your aesthetic.
Your home interior is sure to have a primary light fixture, whether it’s a chandelier or recessed lighting. Reading wall light is an additional task light specifically fornight-time readers. While having a good book and a calm ambiance are important factors, so is the lighting you have when you read. Not all types of lighting fixtures are created equally, and some are definitely better for reading than others. Thus, it is always recommended to invest in a good reading lamp.
Areas Where you can Place your Reading Wall Lights
Bedroom Reading Wall Lights: Lots of people enjoy reading as part of their ritual before going to bed. But if you're sharing the bed with someone else, keeping the lights on may keep them up, and don't fall asleep easily. Turn off the lamp and use your personal bedside reading wall light instead. Reading wall lights are an extremely popular form of bedroom lighting as they are less intrusive if one person is trying to sleep, while another is reading.
Living Room Reading Wall Lights: Reading Wall lights come in all sorts of types and sizes, and can serve a range of different purposes, including supplementing the main light in a living room. It adds additional ambiance to darker corners and serves as an attractive alternative where the main ceiling light is not feasible.
Home Office Reading Wall Lights: When you work in a home office, the quality of lighting in your workspace can help increase your productivity. Poor office lighting may lead to eyestrain and headaches and affect your ability to work effectively. If you don't have a lot of natural light, consider an adjustable reading wall light where you can put light exactly where you need it and support a variety of tasks.
Popular Reading Wall Lights
Below are some of the popular designs of Reading Wall Lights that are available at Zest Lighting.
Swing Arm Reading Wall Light: Swing arm reading wall lights adjust and swing out when needed allowing you to move fixtures in different directions, giving you complete control over where the light shines. Inspired by the classic architectural lamp and produced with workshop-like brass detailing -The Brassy Swivel Cone Wall Light is a unique design. A comfortable and ambient light surface has been created by inserting an opal screen under the light source, resulting in a powerful, broad, and beautiful lighting.
Adjustable Arm Industrial Reading Wall Light:Using an adjustable lamp with a bendable neck will help you read more comfortably. It reduces glare and provides better lighting than overhead lights as it allows you to angle the light to exactly where you need it. The Adjustable Extended Arm Wall Light is made with inspiration from lighting effects and mechanisms of the early years of Hollywood. The scissors-like stem enables the bulb to be extended from the wall. The chrome finish also evokes a 1920s old film atmosphere.
LED Reading Wall Light: LEDs make great reading light sources as they emit light in a designated direction. However, you need to pay attention in choosing the right color temperature and brightness for your LED. The best color light for reading at night is a warm tone or yellow color light. The Dawson Wall light with Flexi LED Task Light is a contemporary wall light ideal for bedside lighting. It’s Fabric Shade light and LED flexi light switched separately at base switches. This LED task light has 80 lumens and a 18º beam angle.
Headboard Reading Wall Light: Headboard lights are a great way to save space while facilitating your nighttime reading They also make great mood lights as they tend to be bright enough to read but not so loud that they keep your partner awake or stop you dozing off. The Tazzoli Matt Black LED Adjustable Wall Light has a flexible stem for easy adjustment making it perfect for reading. It also features a USB charging port.
Reading Wall Sconces:If you are looking for a more contemporary lighting scheme, wall sconces are excellent reading accessories in your living room or bedroom. This Clemente Antique Brass with Black Shade Wall Light is a mid-century inspired sconce with a plate switch, offering versatility and customisation. This sconce adds character to any hallway, living room, study or interior space which requires lighting from the wall.
Shop reading wall lights online at Zest Lighting - meticulously handpicked to ensure a large but curated collection that fits your style. We deliver Australia wide, free shipping to metro Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Sydney.