Good reading light or what some people call bedhead lighting is important to those many who like to read in bed but is also useful as a way to add another lighting layer in the bedroom. Reading wall lamps or bedhead lights become increasingly important for people of older age when higher levels of illumination are required in order to be able to see the printed material. There are different types of lighting fixtures that are used for bedhead lighting; the main fixture categories are by lamp type and fixture type. Main lamp categories are halogen, incandescent and fluorescent and of late LED light sources. The main fixture categories are fixed light and adjustable arm reading light fixtures.
An always important feature is the ability to dim the light, which allows for have controllable lighting levels. Some tips for planning the location of the reading or bedhead lights: • Position the light a little back of your shoulders so that the light comes from above and back. This will eliminate disturbing shadows. • Position the light within arms reach so you can easily adjust it for convenient use. • Position the light in such a way that it is shining away from your partner to bed. • A light fixture with a dimmer will allow you to have controllable lighting levels and is definitely recommended.