It's hard to concentrate on homework when you can't see it clearly. David Feldman, chief executive officer of lighting maker YLighting...

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It’s hard to concentrate on homework when you can’t see it clearly.

David Feldman, chief executive officer of lighting maker YLighting, has these tips for properly lighting a study space:

• Position the lamp to the left of a right-handed person or to the right of a left-handed person.

• Make sure the light beam falls on the working area and doesn’t reflect onto a computer screen.

• Buy an adjustable lamp. A cantilevered model that can be angled and lowered is ideal.

• Clip-on spotlights are useful. They can be moved to wherever they’re needed.

• Adjust the level of lighting directed on the work in response to changing conditions. That will reduce eyestrain and fatigue.