Proper lighting for the task at hand is a very important issue; for both the young…and, um…for those that are getting a bit older. As we age, even healthy eyes become more sensitive to glare; they require higher contrasts and higher illumination levels.
This is by no means a scientific study, more of an observation.
We recently sold the Koncept LED task lamp to a couple of customers that had Macular Degeneration. Macular degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the macula (center of the retina) which causes a loss of vision in the center of your field of vision. This eye condition requires a brighter light for reading or doing close work. They tried the lamps in the store and were amazed by how well they could see. One Gentleman even commented that he could see the fine print in the brochure he was looking at. The smile on his face was priceless!
The Koncept LED task lights preferred were the cool white LEDs (4500 Kelvin) over the warm white LED’s (3500 Kelvin) which did not give as much contrast on the page. The lamps purchased were the Z-Bar; available in several styles and both table and floor versions.
We also recently sold the Koncept lamp to an Artist who does lots of close up work and needed light that reflected true color. Again, they tested both the cool white and warm white and preferred the cool white which gave them true color rendering. This customer chose the Mosso lamp for its wider beam spread and articulating head.
All Koncept lamps are available in our on-line store or come on by the showroom and test them in person!