Please help me find a better reading lamp.
I am looking for two reading lamps, the kind that stand on the floor. Currently I have cheap Ikea lamps (similar to this one
). The problem is that when one is angled to put the perfect light on the page (and zero in your face) it ends up pointed across the room and bothers the other person. Multiply by two lamps and two serious readers who like to spend the evening sitting across from each other, and you can see that this is not an ideal situation.
When I've tried lights like this
, the light seems too much downward and not enough forward onto the page -- maybe it works well if you are in a really vertical chair, but in a relaxed position with your feet up in front of you and the book held at about a 45 degree angle, I haven't made it work.
To the extent that matters, I prefer modern design (think DWR and Apartment Therapy), but I can live with an ugly light if it puts the perfect light on my book and keeps the glare out of both my own and the other person's eyes. Cost is flexible -- I was going to say cost was no issue but then I found a bunch of lights like this
that cost more than I knew a light could.
I own the house, so I am open to suggestions that involve chainsawing a hole in the roof or rewiring the room -- is track lighting on the ceiling the way to go? LEDs clipped to my ears?
tl;dr: Help restore marital harmony: find me two reading lights that can be used across from each other, by two people in recliners, without making anyone think they are in an interrogation room.