A reading lamp will be very much similar to the regular light but it has some added features for the customer that make them specifically suited for the purpose of reading. This reading lamp come in various shapes and colors in many shops. The reading lamps can be either swing neck or a fixed neck. When people read, they are best served by bright, indirect light with minimal glare. Many reading lamps are designed with flexible necks so that the lamp can be adjusted to achieve the perfect angle, casting the reading area into bright light without creating shadows or causing glare. A reading lamp also tend to have shades which direct and focus the light into a small zone which will be brightly lit for reading.
In addition to using a reading lamp, it is also a good idea to have other lights on in the room as well. A room with a great deal of contrast will strain the eyes every time the reader looks up, as the eyes will try to adjust to the difference. It is better to have a medium light level throughout the room, and a high light level around the reading area. Reading lamps must also be positioned carefully to ensure that they do not reflect from objects like mirrors, pictures, and highly-polished furniture in the room.