When you work from home, or just use lamps at home in general, you’re likely to have a desk lamp or a light on your bedside table, for instance. But many of these lights can give off a bit of a glare which can be a nightmare when you’re trying to view a computer screen. Even phones and tablets can get the reflective glare, which is not only annoying, but can put a strain on your eyes. So what is the solution?
Introducing the e-Reading lamp from BenQ, which is the desk lamp; redesigned. Though it still works as a lamp, it does more than a standard light will in an effort to reduce the glare we see on our screens, and in turn, help our eyes and the strain put on them. I have been trying it out recently, so here is how I’ve been getting on.
What is Different?
So what is different to a standard desk lamp? Here is a breakdown of the main features of the map that make it stand out.
- The lamp can sense light levels and automatically adjusts – I have seen this is in practice. If the main room light is on, it gives less light than if only the lamp is on.
- The look of the map – its lighting area is much wider than a standard lamp, so it creates a wider light source than a narrower desk lamp would.
- How the lamp works – The designers have created a lamp that has no flickering, is flexible to get light at any angle, and it has the ambient sensor, meaning it can switch from warmer, light tones, to the cooler tones. So will suit everyones needs.
Though this could be used for anything that needs more light (think crafts or sewing, for instance), it is mainly designed for using with computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. And let’s be honest, we all spend a lot of time facing screens, particularly as someone who works form home. So it makes sense that the lamp is made to suit the usage that we have facing screens – I doubt screens will be going anywhere anytime soon!
My Favourite Things
I really liked that if you find a light level that you like, it will remember it and use it the next time it is switched on; really clever. It really is a very bright light too, and can work for a variety of different things, not just to use with screens. I like that the lamp is adjustable really easily, and you can make it do almost anything you want, although it is quite large and heavy.
The base is quite heavy, which obviously gives it stability so it makes sense. However, there is only one small screw to hold it all together. While this has not shown itself to be a problem, it is just something to bear in mind when manoeuvring it or changing the location. It feels like it could fall easily if moved.
You can see the differences in a traditional reading lamp and this e-reading lamp in the video here:
All in ll I am pleased with the lamp and would recommend it. It is quite large, so you’d need to desk space, but the flexibility of it, the range of light, and the fact that it does make viewing screens easier, does appeal massivly. If you’re in the market for a desk lamp, I would certainly encourage you to think about this one from BenQ.
It is available from Amazon and the RRP is £178 (currently £154.56 on offer).
Have you got an office at home? What do you think to the lamp? Would be interested to hear what you think!
*item gifted in exchange for review. All opinions are my own.