Take Your Lighting to Task

Updated: Dec 30, 2020

Different tasks require different types of lighting and as a homeowner, it is important to know how to approach this situation so that you can perform your tasks comfortably.



Task lighting is used for a specific purpose and is intended for visual tasks that take place within a home. Reading, cooking, sewing, grooming and laundry are all examples of activities that require task lighting, which illuminates small areas and localizes the lighting. This type of lighting does not spread out over a large space or room and illuminates a specific area. Visual tasks are harder to complete when they are hard to see but good lighting will eliminate this problem while reducing eye strain and fatigue. There are a number of lighting fixtures that are designed specifically for task areas and are intended to brighten up such spaces to allow you to see details clearly.


Task lighting is available in a number of forms, including table lamps, floor lamps and directional scones, all of which are very effective for this purpose. They make excellent task lights because you can install bulbs with higher light output in them. This will allow you to change the shade or the positioning of an existing fixture so that more light reaches the desired area.


It is recommended that you look for both functionality and appearance when selecting a portable task light because the right features will allow you to complete your tasks successfully while adding to your home’s décor. Consider the light source and try to select fixtures that use LED light sources, as these are highly efficient and long lasting. You must also consider the amount of light you need and adjustability because some tasks require different amounts of light to increase visibility and an adjustable fixture would allow you to direct the light wherever you need it. You should also spend some time on colours because LED lights are available in a wide range of tints, so you need to select the one that would best suit your needs.


With all of the light fixtures available in today’s market, you will have no problem finding one with all of the features you need. Take your time to select the right lighting because it will help you complete the task more effectively. The different style options will ensure you find a fixture that complements your home décor and your personal taste. Task fixtures are available for both table or floor use and some versions even come with wheels for portability.


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