|3M's newest task lamp - the 3M LED5000|
Over the last year or so, I suddenly discovered that I have developed Presbyopia. In short, due to aging, I now need reading glasses to correct my 'long-sightedness'.
I’ve never had to wear spectacles all my life. This, like many other good habits, I owe it to my strict mother who insists that we adopt good eye care practices. So imagine my dismay when I discovered that I now need to wear spectacles to read even the product labels on supermarket shelves or to complete a proper text message without making embarrassing spelling errors. What an inconvenience!
The truth is that while Presbyopia comes with age and can’t be avoided, Myopia (or shortsightedness), can. Sadly, Singapore is infamous for having one of the world’s highest number of myopia sufferers - a whopping 80% of the population to be exact.
|Minimalistic and sleek task lamp for any home use...|
Even sadder still is that some of these Myopia sufferers are children who have to bear with the inconvenience of wearing spectacles daily (practically for their entire lives) whereas parents have to bear the costs of regular eye checkups and replacement of spectacles and lens as they grow.
Myopia can be prevented if good eye care habits are practiced. These include:
1) ensuring there is sufficient lighting in the room where you read, write or type.
2) selecting books that have non-reflective pages with large printed letters.
3) maintaining a 30-40cm distance between your eyes and the book and minimum 2m from the TV.
4) taking your eyes off the book or the screen every 30mins or 1 hour to give your eyes sufficient rest.
5) utilizing a good task lamp in addition to indoor lighting to distribute the light evenly which may otherwise cause physiological effects like eye strains, dizziness and headaches.
|Use it to complement ambient ceiling light to provide adequate lighting for kids...|
The 3M LED 5000 is a LED task lamp that combines the latest LED technology with 3M’s proprietary Polarizing Light Filter. It is sleek, lightweight and stylish with a coloured textured wood finish. The LED technology has proven to be long lasting (40,000 hours on average use, that’s about 20 years life span!), emits very little heat and virtually flicker-free (reducing eye tiredness). Combined with 3M’s Polarizing Filter technology, the 3M LED 5000 cuts glare by 80% as it converts harmful rays into optimal lighting source.
The 3M LED 5000 has 5 levels of light intensity (ranging from 90 lux to 880 lux luminance) for users to select according to their preferences and tasks (see chart below for the minimum lighting levels). The varying degree of light emission in the 3M LED 5000 allows users the flexibility to select the most optimum lighting level when engaging in different activities or functioning in different environments - a feature not commonly found in other desk lights.
|The 3M LED5000 effectively reduces glare and gives virtually flicker-free light..|
The sleek, minimalist design allows the lamp to blend in and sit handsomely next to any contemporary furnishing in our space-starved homes. It is also lightweight with touch-sensor controls safe even for young children to operate.
|Portable enough to be used anywhere: from study desk to dining table to the piano...|
|On or off...the LED 5000 is an eye turner with it's sleek design.|
Our eyes are an integral part of us. Without proper eye care, our family members might inadvertently face the prospects of protracted costs (and inconveniences) of having to contend with worsening eyesight and reliance on spectacles/contact lenses. For that reason alone, a good task lamp is a worthwhile investment for every home.
The 3M LED5000 is now available at all Best Denki and Popular Bookstores at SGD$239. Check out the 3M Polarising Light FB page for more information on roadshows where you enjoy 15% off the entire 3M LED Task Light range and win FREE Spin & Win 3M premiums with every purchase.
|Black or White, it gives good light.|