DAYLIGHT Lamps & Lighting

Full Spectrum and Natural LightingFor artists, it is crucial that one be able to reduce eye strain and ensure proper color matching. In order to achieve this, excellent clarity and more, it is vital that artists have an adequate light source. Daylight lamps are the best way to obtain the perfect amount and type of simulation light.

This is important, especially since artists spend a lot of time in the studio performing very detailed work. More often than not, the artist is focusing on detail work on a painting surface for extended periods of time. Without an adequate source of light, it can become very uncomfortable and cause unnecessary eye strain, not to mention the fact that it could result in completed project that is off course.

If your studio does not have a daylight lamp, it is time to get one. These are the best way to get as close to natural daylight as possible without suffering the negative art-related side effects of halogen, fluorescent or tungsten lights.

To create beautiful pieces of art that consist of perfect color matching and excellent clarity, artists need a high-quality form of light. When the sun outside is not an option, daylight lamps can step in and perform just as well.

Full Spectrum and Natural Lighting Madison Art Shop has a huge selection of Daylight lamps. Artists prefer the warm, natural light emitted from a Daylight floor lamp or Daylight task light over artificial lighting because it mimics the warm glow and full spectrum from outside light. By simulating sunlight, your end results will be richer than they would be under artificial lighting. You’ll see colors in their true light, reduce the strain on your eyes, reduce the glare from your work and lengthen the amount of time you can work on your project without affecting your eyes or feeling the sting of a headache.


Daylight Lamps

Daylight lamps have a plethora of features that make them the lighting of choice for many artists. They are considered the best choice for your eyes because they reduce the glare and strain on your eyes after long hours of working. Additionally, they are approved by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB), so even artists with corrective lenses can work comfortably knowing that they are not compromising their sight. Additionally, sunlight lamps contain a full spectrum of colors that show the true colors of the item you’re working with. This means that sunlight lamps give you the best color matching possible. Daylight Lamps, in particular, feature Easy-Twist head-joints that can rotate and direct the light as you please, resulting in less neck strain on your part. Finally, Daylight bulbs and tubes use up to 80% less energy than conventional light-bulbs, last up for 10,000 hours and will not flicker.

Whether you prefer a specific desk lamp or the Daylight floor lamp, your sunlight lamp is ideal for a wide range of activities including painting, sculpting, needlework, crafts, graphic design, reading and more. Recent studies have also highlighted the mental health benefits of working under simulated sunlight, particularly in cold or dark climates.

Daylight, Sunlight, and OTT-Lite Lamps

OTT LITE & DAYLIGHT Lamps & Lighting - Simulate Sunlight! If you are working under OTT Light (simulated natural daylight) your end results will be better than if you are working under ordinary light.

Sunlight Lamps
Read about the benefits of simulated daylight from OTT light. Madison Art Shop carries natural light simulators like Daylight Lamps, OTT Lite, and more:

Approved by the RNIB

Approved by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (in the UK), so you can be sure that this product is perfect and safe for people wearing regular or low vision glasses.
Daylight™ colors
Love the colors just the way they are! The Daylight™ technology not only reduces eye-strain; it gives you the best colour matching ever.
Daylight™ technology
With full spectrum Daylight™ technology, your eyes will still be fresh at the end of the day! No headaches, no red-eyes, working under Daylight™ becomes as relaxing and natural as a walk in the park.
Twist the head of your lamp, not yours! With the Easy-Twist 320° head-joint, you can rotate the shade and direct the light exactly where you want. Another innovation from Daylight™.
Energy saving
All Daylight™ bulbs and tubes use 80% less energy. When you work with your lamp, you reduce your electricity bill and do your bit for the planet.
Experience the Flicker-Free light revolution with Daylight. No stroboscope effect, no headaches, just a pure soothing light to relax your eyes!

OTT Light
OTT Light is named after it's inventor John Ott. Ott was a pioneer in the physical and emotional effects proper light has on the human body and performance.
OTT Lites were developed to closely mimic the full spectrum of sunlight, while at the same time to have a low glare effect.
Because OTT Lites are low glare, they have become an excellent choice for crafters. Another benefit of Ott Lites is colors are seen more fully, similar to the way full colors are seen more in sunlight as opposed to the washed out effects of traditional electric and fluorescent light.
Try OTT Light today for your painting, drawing, knitting or any form of artwork and see the difference.

What are the main advantages of daylight simulation lighting?

Perfect color matching
Daylight Lamps' natural lighting allows you to see colors in their true light, i.e. as if they were viewed under natural daylight. This includes threads, cottons, paints, paper, fabric, ink etc.

Reduced eye strain
Natural daylight is the healthiest light source for the eyes, therefore a Daylight or an OTT-Lite bulb is more relaxing to the eyes because it simulates the light outdoors.

Reduced glare
The soft white light of a Daylight light bulb eliminates any reflective glare off work.

Healthier vision
Tests show that daylight lamps are kinder to the eyes than artificial light, meaming work can be enjoyed for longer and there is less reason to worry about affecting your eyesight.

Who uses Daylight Lamp's simulation bulbs?

Our Daylight lamps are very popular amongst individuals whose professions and interests involve considerable close-up.

How long does a Daylight bulb last?

Estimated life of fluorescent Daylight bulb is 10,000 hours. These fittings use approximately 80% less electricity and last ten times as long as a standard tungsten bulb. They are also low heat.

Can daylight bulbs only be used in daylight lamps?

For maximum effectiveness we recommend that Daylight lamps are fitted with Daylight bulbs, however the bulbs themselves can be used in any normal household fitting. They are available in a variety of sizes, fittings and wattages.

DAYLIGHT & OTT light Lighting is reputed to offer "internal clock" health benefits to those spending too much time indoors.


Daylight lamps

Which Daylight lamp is the best for needlework or other detailed crafts?

All of the Daylight products are created with close-up, detailed work uses as the backbone of their design. The key difference between our products is how they are used. We have products designed for use while sitting in an armchair, couch or at a table. From floorstanding floor lamp daylight, table top or clip-on s, there is a Daylight lamp for every type of use - a lamp for everyone!

Do Daylight lamps require a special bulb?

Each Daylight lamp comes supplied with a Daylight low heat bulb at the time of initial purchase.

How much magnification power do I need to see detail adequately?

Most Daylight lamp magnifiers are 1.75X (3 diopter), which is powerful enough to clearly see all detailed work. What is the competition? Our main competition is inferior imitations.

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