Philips LED Lighting for The Perfect Homework Nook

Posted on April 26, 2018 in Kids/ Sponsored

Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Philips Canada. As always, opinions are all mine.

As parents, our main goals are to raise happy, healthy, and well-adjusted children. One of our big concerns in our home with our children is their eyesight. My husband has always had issues with his eyes. He has had glasses since he was 4.5 years old (bifocals at that!) so it’s always been a concern for us where our children are concerned and two of our children had to have eye surgery at young ages (2 and 4 years old) because both of them had been blessed with his eye issues and both had lazy eyes that turned in. Their eyes also needed strengthening so both are in glasses for life (or until old enough for contacts!)

So, you could imagine how important it is to us to have the proper lighting for them in our home so they can read, watch tv, do homework and function without having to put too much strain on their eyes.

Up until recently, our home has been the absolute worst for lighting. I struggle to take a single good photo in our house, and for me to work comfortably I have to sit in our kitchen by our big sliding glass doors that open to our backyard. Otherwise, I end up with headaches. Want to know a secret? All my bright photos are taken outside even in -21 winter weather. That’s how bad my lighting in my house is.

So, when I was contacted to work with Philips LED Lighting I was ecstatic. Philips has been a household name in my family since I can remember and I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed. This was also the perfect time to finish the homework nook I had been wanting to complete for our kids for a very long time now.
Our house is very dark and where our homework nook is located has no windows. Our homework nook is located in our basement right at the bottom of our stairs. We put three bulbs in the light fixture down there and no other lighting is needed. It lights up the room with a soft white light that is perfect for reading and doing some homework.
Philips Lighting, the global leader in lighting, has designed LEDs that are easy on the eyes, In addition to being comfortable for the eye, LEDs have a long lifespan, which means an average of over a decade of energy savings that help save the environment, too. Something I feel very strongly about and am happy to have in my home.

People are always looking for small, easy ways to improve their own well-being but may be missing something right in front of their eyes – their lighting. There are a lot of LEDs on the market, but they are not all created equal. Choosing the right light bulb may not seem super important, but when you think about it – the lighting in our home is something we are exposed to every single day, so don’t you want the very best?
Giving my kids space they need to complete their homework comfortably is a big deal to me, and having Philips LED lighting in their space is also reassuring. I don’t have to worry about them and now I am content that they can get their work done comfortably and without irritating their eyes. As the world leader in lighting, Philips Lighting commissioned global research. Key findings include:

  • With children spending a significant amount of time under bright, artificial light, eyesight is the top concern of parents when it comes to their child’s health and well-being as well as their academic performance.
  • Parents take a keen interest in their children’s eyesight with over half (52 percent) worried about how well they see/their eyesight closely followed by school performance (51 percent), stress levels and mental health (50 percent) and sleep (49 percent).
  • Over two thirds (68 percent) of parents believe that quality lighting is vital to a child’s performance at school and almost all parents (96 percent) believe that it is important for their child to get natural daylight.
  • In an average day, children spend just over four hours a day under bright artificial light and three hours in front of a screen. With Philips LEDs, children can concentrate on reading and study with less risk.

My kids are enjoying their new homework nook. Jayden has taken a keen interest in reading in the nook and this is a big step for him. I believe it has a lot to do with the fact the lighting is much better in this area and he can sit back, read comfortably and not have to take breaks to rub his eyes or adjust his glasses.
We are now considering changing every light bulb in our house over to Philips. We have already changed quite a few to Philips LED to be easier on the whole family and our eyes, and what a difference. I’ve already noticed fewer headaches and less straining on my eyes myself, and being someone who works on a laptop day in and day out — this is important!

For those interested I got the Philips LED 60w Replacement bulbs (9.5w LED) soft white light. Which is also dimmable warm glow (a great feature for my dining room!). These bulbs are said to last 22+ years, and 25000 hours. These bulbs also have a 5-year limited warranty.

Philips LED light bulbs are created with families in mind and designed to provide lighting that is comfortable to the eye. Be sure when you are choosing light bulbs, you are choosing the best product made for you and your family!

12 Comments

  • Reply Danielle Smith April 26, 2018 at 11:19 am

    You can’t beat lighting that’s easy on the eyes. LED lighting sounds like something we need to look in to.

  • Reply Bill Sweeney April 26, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Great lighting for work or homework is very important. LED lighting has become quite popular, and for good reason. We like LED lighting for taking indoor pictures.

  • Reply Stacie April 26, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    These sound like great lights. We love Philips. We’re starting to switch all of our lighting to LED, so I’ll have to pick these up.

  • Reply Colleen April 26, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    I’llh ave to give these a look! Philips is a great brand, and we’re already slowly converting over to LED. Every time one of our traditional light bulbs goes out, we replace it with an LED one.

  • Reply Estelle April 26, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Sometimes I notice how dark it can get in my home. I love the idea of these bright LED lights from a trusted brand like Philips.

  • Reply Rosey April 26, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    We blew two of our three lights in the bathroom at the same time. Every single time I go to the store I forget to get replacements. I have to text myself, then maybe I’ll remember. ;) I agree, getting the right light is important, especially if it’s for a homework nook!

  • Reply Theresa April 26, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Our living room is really poorly lit and I can tell my eyes are getting strained because of it. I am definitely going to have to make the switch to Philips. I am sure my eyes will thank me for it in the long run.

  • Reply brianne April 26, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    We have the worst lighting in our home. I so need to try this out for my kids desks.

  • Reply Carol Cassara April 26, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    It’s really important to take good care of their eyesight and I just love how Philips also prioritizes that with their lights. It’s definitely something that parents should consider getting for their home!

  • Reply Toni | Boulder Locavore April 27, 2018 at 12:17 am

    This is awesome! Just in time for upgrading my kids’ rooms!

  • Reply Kiwi April 27, 2018 at 4:33 am

    Good light is very important especially for students. Who am I kidding, not just students for me, I am up right now at 4am and I could use some better LED lights in my home while I type away on the computer.

  • Reply Claudia Krusch April 27, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Phillips lighting is the best! We have it all over the house! We looooove it!

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