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4 Reasons Why You Need an LED Desk Lamp

The past year has been unique. This is an understatement of epic proportions. The pandemic has brought upon unprecedented challenges and new definitions of normal for people all over the globe. Kitchen tables have become office desks, kid’s rooms have become classrooms and living rooms have become meeting rooms. This all points to one undeniably growing fact: the importance of your home.

And then there’s you. One-part parent, one-part professional, one-part tutor as you work from home and your kids attend virtual school. Among the chaos of these new norms, you’re probably wondering how to navigate it all while maintaining the important sense of “home” within your household. If you’re like 92% of young homeowners, you’re engaging in upgrades that are both necessary and timely in this pandemic.

Among it all, have you thought about your lighting? Home lighting, though often overlooked, is one of the easiest home upgrades that you can make to improve utility, safety and overall appeal of your interior spaces. Our newest LED desk lamp checks all those boxes and more.

So, let’s talk about one of the most versatile lighting solution that upgrades any room in your home to the perfect workspace, study room or leisure area. This article will discuss how our LED desk lamp:

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An LED Desk Lamp that Keeps your Family Safe

Have you thought about your eye health lately? Your next LED desk lamp has! In fact, that is one of the most important benefits of the desk lamp. It keeps you and your family safe with lighting technology that is proven to be easier on your eyes over time.

Think of your daily screen time. From desktop to laptop to smartphone to tablet and everything in between, your day likely finds you bouncing from screen to screen. Unfortunately, the same goes for your kids as more virtual elements are introduced to their school day.

Over time, if you spend too many hours exposed to blue light and focusing on tiny pixels in your screens, you’re likely to experience the following:

  • Headaches
  • Blurry vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain

These represent just the beginning of the complications that can arise from overexposure to screens. Poor lighting in your rooms and workspaces only compounds these issues. Insufficient lighting or overly harsh lighting can cause an array of adverse health problems for your eyes. Combine overall screen time with unsafe lighting and you have a recipe for disaster for your household.

That’s where the LED desk lamp comes in. Compared to old incandescent standby bulbs, LED bulbs offer an important checklist of safety. There’s a common myth that LED bulbs can only produce blue light, which only adds to your blue light exposure. This is a myth and false assumption! In fact, many modern LED’s feature a range of color options and can provide warm, soothing light for you and your family. The LED desk lamp is no exception! More on this below.

There are even studies that show quality LED bulbs can lower the risk of headaches and decrease people’s propensity for stress and anxiety. Bet you never related those common elements to your lighting before, right?

Another key comparison between traditional incandescent bulbs and LED lamps is physical heat. LED’s simply run cooler leaving them safer to the touch for little ones. This also improves the overall heat factor in tight spaces.

A bird’s eye view of LED desk lamp health benefits:

  • Safer on eyes over extended period.
  • Adjustable color temperature for sensitive eyes.
  • Helps properly light the room against blue light exposure.
  • Reduces headache risk.
  • Can alleviate stress and anxiety.
  • Bulbs run cooler to the touch.
  • Less heat emanated in the room.

LED Desk Lamp – A Giant Leap in Lighting Quality

If you’re in the market for quality home lighting solutions, you’re probably being hit with a bunch of industry terminology that may or may not make a whole lot of sense to you.

What are lumens and what do they mean for your life?

Lighting color? Should I care?

Watts? What?

We get it. There are a lot of factors to consider. Let us clear the confusion for you and lay out the benefits of lighting your interior spaces with the LED desk lamp. Here are the 3 main things you should care about with your LED lighting quality:

First, you should know that this desk lamp features an 800 lumens output. Lumens measure how much light you get from a bulb. 800 lumens output is certainly sufficient brightness to light up any workspace for your new at-home work and school needs.

Second, watts are the measure of electricity used by your bulb. It’s important to note that this 12-watt LED desk lamp is leaps and bound ahead in efficiency compared to older incandescent bulbs. For reference, the average 60-watt incandescent bulb features 800 lumens output. With the desk lamp, your LED is emanating 800 lumens with only 12-watt consumption. That is 1/5 of the toll on your energy bill with better overall lighting.

Third, this LED desk lamp provides you with total control over your lighting conditions. With 5 color modes ranging between 2700K – 5000K, you’ll be able to set the perfect warmth level and tone for your room. Along with that, the LED lamp features 10 levels of brightness that you can easily adjust with a simple tap or slide across the brightness slider. When you and the kids are in work mode, you’ll have the comfortable brightness you need; when it’s time to relax, you can adjust the brightness accordingly!

LED Desk Lamp with USB Charging Port – Utility for any setup

Setting up the best home workspace often means being strategic with your space. Your utility furnishings need to be thoughtfully purchased to maximize your area. This can include desks, cabinets, office chairs and, you guessed it, lighting.

The LED desk lamp goes above and beyond when it comes to consolidating useful and convenient features all in one place. It features a sleek, minimal design that is compact enough to accommodate tight workspaces while illuminating the area with consistent, non-flickering light.

Now, there’s nothing worse than being limited on outlet space. Oftentimes, a clunky power strip is simply not an option. The desk lamp will help you declutter and kick the power strip to the curb. We’ve equipped it with a built-in USB port for ultimate convenience. That means you can simply plug the lamp into your power outlet and charge your various devices while you continue to use them.

Total Flexibility with the LED Desk Lamp

With all the above details in mind, you’re probably realizing that we designed this LED desk lamp with you in mind. That’s right, you. The hardworking parent who needs to make the most of your interior space, now more than ever. That’s why we brought you a desk lamp that fits any interior and any occasion.

No matter if you need a high angle from a bookshelf, a close up angle on a desk or any angle you can think of, the lamp is up for the task. It features a 3-way tilt design that is fully-adjustable for your needs.

We understand that restoring a sense of peace is one of the most important things for families in these admittedly chaotic times. Don’t let the need to convert your rooms into office spaces and classrooms overwhelm you. Start with the LED desk lamp that rises the occasion no matter what that is, and illuminates your family’s life no matter when or where.

If you have questions contact us at support@viribright.us or call (877) 847-4276.

End of a Lighting Era Blog Post

The end of a lighting era

The End of a Lighting Era

incandescent will no longer be sold in CIn 2018 California said goodbye to the incandescent light bulb. Thomas Edison gave the first public demonstration of his incandescent light bulb in December 1879, we’ve continued to use this technology for almost 140 years. However, as more efficient light bulbs have emerged states are moving toward energy saving options.

Why the change?

Congress passed the Energy Bill of 2007 which was signed into law by George Bush. The law completely phases out the incandescent bulb by 2020 in the United States. California is the only state that phased out incandescent in 2018, two years early.

What happens to all the incandescent bulbs?

Retailers will sell all remaining inventory on the shelves. Incandescent bulbs will not be manufactured. Manufacturers had 11 years to expand their offering to more energy efficient lighting products.

How will this impact consumers?

There are 250 million incandescent light bulbs in use in California according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. When consumers replace the quarter of a million incandescents with LED light bulbs, consumers will save roughly $1 billion on electricity.

What will replace traditional light bulbs?

There are two alternatives are LED and CFL (compact fluorescent) bulbs. CFL lights contain Mercury which is a hazardous material and takes time to warm up to full brightness. LED light bulbs contain no mercury, turn on within a second and are shatter resistant. They are safe for your entire family and recyclable. You can learn more about comparing the different lighting options here.

Viribright’s full line of LED light bulbs will make the switch easy. Our light bulbs are UL listed, which have been tested to meet all the safety requirements. We offer a dimmable option on a lot of our LED bulbs. All Viribright products have a 3-year, easy replacement warranty.

If you have questions contact us at support@viribright.us or call (877) 847-4276.

LED Light Bulb Terminology

Coloring Rendering Index (CRI) – CRI represents the quality of light and its faithfulness to render colors correctly, that is, to enable us to perceive colors as we know them. The ideal CRI is 100, and some incandescent bulbs approach this level. LEDs and CFLs use different design components in trying to equal the CRI of incandescent bulbs. LED bulbs CRI ratings range from 70 to 95, and the best CFLs have ratings in the mid 80s. The entire line of Viribright A19 bulbs, for example, features a CRI of 90+ Warm White making them one of the highest in the industry.

Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) – is the measure used to describe the relative color appearance of a white light source. CCT indicates whether a light source appears more yellow/gold/orange or more blue, in terms of the range of available shades of “white.” CCT is given in kelvins (unit of absolute temperature). 2700K is “Warm”,  4000K is “Cool” and 6000K is “Daylight”. The typical light color we are used to in indoor home lighting is “warm”, 2700K.

Lumen – a unit of standard measurement that is used to describe the amount of light contained in an area as perceived by the human eye. The more lumens, the brighter the light. You can use lumens to compare the brightness of any bulb, regardless of the technology behind it, and regardless of whether it’s incandescent, CFL or LED.

In practical application, when buying a light bulb, we should look for bulbs which produce more light but consumes less energy. Understanding lumens as a measure of brightness makes it easier to select the most efficient bulb for your application. This is also important

What You Should Know About Choosing Light Bulbs

Here is how the most common types of bulbs compare:

Brightness and Efficiency

Because bulbs vary in their efficiency, it’s best to compare bulbs based on their light output (lumens) rather than their wattage (amount of energy used). The higher number of lumens, the brighter the light will be. Higher wattage bulbs use more energy. Here’s how bulbs compare.

Color Choices

Traditional incandescent bulbs emit a “warm” color. Today, bulbs are available in a range of colors:

Soft/Warm White
The standard color
of incandescent bulbs
Cool White
Good for kitchens
and work spaces
Daylight
Good for reading
and work spaces
2700K 4000K 6000K / 6500K

Shape Choices

bulb-alineA-Line (A19 or omnidirectional) bulbs disperse light at a wide angle and are ideal for fixtures used to spread light throughout the room. A-line bulbs are a good choice for room area-lighting, reading lamps, and hallways.

Spotlights (BR30, BR40) concentrate light in a small area to produce a bright spot of light. Spotlights are a good option for track lighting and overhead recessed lighting.

bulb-floodlightFloodlights (PAR30, PAR38) cast a wider directional light than spotlights. Floodlights are ideal for recessed lighting, outdoor lighting, landscape lighting, and motion sensors.

bulb-candleCandelabra and Miniature Candelabra bulbs (E12) imitate the shape of a candle and provide ambient and accent lighting. They are for use in decorative lighting fixtures, including wall sconces, decorative fixtures and chandeliers.

Bulb Base Choices

bulb-mediumMedium (E26) – The bulb base design for standard light bulbs, used in most lamps and overhead light fixtures.

Candelabra (E12) – A slightly smaller bulb base, used in chandeliers, light sconces and other small fixtures.