Whether you are reading a book or a magazine physically, or even reading on an ipad or a kindle device, having the right amount of light is vital for your body. Reading with bad lighting can lead to short term effects such as headaches and eye strain. Even when you have a device that emits light by itself, like an ipad, it is not recommended to only use that light since there will exist a great amount of contrast between the dark environment and the light being projected by the device. The ideal light to read is to have a good light in general, like in an office space. You can also consider using reading lamps to make sure that you have sufficient lighting. At Lumen you can count on us to find the right light for your space to make it beautiful as well as functional for your everyday activities.