The lightbulb in my head won't light up... because of my other lightbulb.
April 3, 2007 11:59 PM Subscribe
College student looking for a really good studying/reading lamp. Preferably of the nice, bright "white" light variety rather than the eye-straining, weak "yellow" light. Any suggestions?
posted by Xere to home & garden (17 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Currently, I study by the single bulb attached to my room fan. It's not as bright as I'd like it to be, and it's probably slowly ruining my eyesight. I just need a good study lamp. I'm willing to pay up to $100 - hey, a good study lamp is worth it. I could go to a library to get some decent studying done, but libraries tend to be closed at 3 am.
Previously, I had a little $8 incandescent/filament bulb lamp from Walmart, but that didn't quite cut it, either. My problem with incandescent bulbs is that they give off a weak, yellow light that tends to strain my eyes.
I had also envied a friend's fluorescent study lamp before, with two of those long, cylindrical fluorescent tubes. That one gave off a nice, bright, "white" light. Problem is, I've never come across such lamps in stores - or maybe I'm just not looking hard enough. And it's not as simple as asking my friend where she got hers from and buying a similar one from there, because hers came from an 80's yard sale. I suppose I could steal it from her, but that might destroy our friendship, you know? ;)
I've also come across natural or simulated daylight lamps in stores, but I'm unsure as to whether or not they live up to the hype.
Any reviews, suggestions, or definite no-no's are appreciated!