Studio lighting is important in any studio or workspace, and the Lumi Task Lamp will enable you to see fine details and true colours while working. The large shade can be smoothly adjusted vertically, horizontally and laterally to any desired position. The dimmable light allows easy adjustment when less light is required. Here, Maggie Lawrence shares her thoughts on the Lumi Task Lamp.
Review of Lumi Task Lamp for Daylight Studio Lighting
By Maggie Lawrence
I’m an oil painter, working on small paintings on a desk, mostly at night, so as you might imagine, the lighting is critical. I’ve used my Lumi Task Lamp for a few years now and I’m not sure I could easily live without it.
I used to use a daylight spotlight lamp, which worked to a degree, but being a spotlight it caused shadows. Under my hands, under brushes, it was always quite distracting.
The Lumi Task Lamp has a G-clamp setup to attach to your table or desk, it comes with two flexible arms that don’t need to be locked in position, and a swivel head, so I am yet to find an angle it can’t do. Combine that with a 60 cm ish width of multiple evenly spread mini LED lights, and you get a great spread of light coming from different angles, which greatly reduces the shadows.
Of course, these are daylight LEDs so the light emitted is bluer/whiter than a traditional tungsten bulb, which is about as close as you can get to ‘daylight’ in the dark and is really important if, like me, you are dealing in colour.
The light has three brightness levels, but I only ever use the brightest. The electric cable is about 2.1 metres which is a reasonable length.
The lamp isn’t cheap at about £109, but I’ve certainly got my money’s worth and I would highly recommend the lamps for anyone working on a desk, table or desk.
For those who like to love the specifications, I pinched this off their website:
Light source: LED
Lumens: 1,320 lm
Lux at 30 cm: 3,800
Colour temperature: 6,000 K
Energy consumption: 15W
LED rated life (hours): 50,000
2 steps touch dimmer: 3,800 and 1,750 Lux
Maximum reach: 100 cm | 39 in
Height: 58.5 cm | 23 in
Width: 51 cm | 20 in
Depth: 70 cm | 27 in
Weight: 2 kg | 4.4 lb
Cable length: 2.1 m | 83 in