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Fluorescent desk lamps come in all shapes and sizes, and while they cost about 25 percent more than regular lamps, they can last up to 10 years and run on less electricity. When you add up the cost of replacement bulbs and years of unneeded electricity, its easy to see why more and more people are moving toward using fluorescent desk lamps.
Having more task lighting on your desks can reduce eye strain. Whenever possible, employees should have natural light in their working environment. Not everyone can have a window seat, so it's best to allow employees to set up their area or cubicle with as much light as they feel is comfortable. While most offices do have overhead lighting, desk lighting is also advisable.