The kids are back at school and you’re back to the school year schedule. You’ve shopped for new school clothes, shoes, backpacks, lunch boxes and books. If you have a college student, you’ve moved them into their dorm, along with everything a student needs while away from home.

Have you updated your student’s desk lamp lately? Or your own? Good task lighting is a critical part of studying and working. It can increase productivity, decrease eye strain and allow you to focus actively for longer periods.

As we age, our eyes also need higher quality and stronger light to function efficiently. The American Lighting Association suggests several tips for aging eyes – all targeted at making it easier to perform the daily work tasks we all need to do, while reducing eye fatigue. Often even standard daylight isn’t enough, especially if there’s no directly sunlight on your workspace.

The days of the old white incandescent desk and task lamps are behind us. Today’s desk lamps are style-forward and feature the latest LED technology. Businesses are converting to LED lighting for the cost savings, and you can jump on the LED bandwagon to save money, too. The advantages of LED are numerous: high light output with low energy demand, long-lasting bulbs and no heat production. Choose from hundreds of designs and finishes, from vibrant colors to cool chrome. These lamps will fit anywhere – even on the smallest footprint on your desk or counter.

The Today Show recommends LED lamps for dorms – Lizzie Grover, of Zoom Interiors, an online interior design company that specializes in small spaces like dorm rooms, states, “This is a huge must…table lamps (one for the desk and one by the bed) are a good investment.” The good news is that many LED styles are also compact and slender – making them a perfect fit for those with limited desk space.

Here are some new styles in LED desk and task lamps – but don’t be limited by just these options. Stop by our showroom today to see the latest evolutions in lighting – and replace that worn-out old desk lamp.