How to choose the LED Magnifying Lamp that best suits your needs

- Sep 19, 2019-

Magnifying Lamp is an essential tool for those who are engaged in precision assembly, inspection or design. Since the user can view smaller details effortlessly, the illuminated magnifying light is very helpful in reducing eye strain and preventing visual fatigue. As a result, they are welcomed by jewelers, watches and electronics repairers, dental clinics, industrial inspections, research laboratories and home offices.

Good, clean lighting is a factor that must be considered when choosing a magnifying lamp. Many workplaces have up to indirect and shadow-filled lighting conditions that result in edge viewing performance. The illuminated magnifying glass compensates for this by embedding high quality fluorescent, halogen or LED lighting elements around the viewing glass frame. Fluorescent lights illuminate the broad, cool, shadowless light, providing a clear view. Halogen lamps produce a warmer glow and heat up faster. LED lights have less illumination, but have a longer life than fluorescent or halogen bulbs.

What does "diopter" mean? When looking at various magnifiers, you'll come across the term 'diopter'.  This refers to the curvature of the lens. A larger curvature means a thicker lens, a larger magnification and a higher degree of diopter. To find the magnification of the lens, simply divide its diopter by 4 and then add 1.

For example, if you're looking at a 3-diopter lens, it's magnification = ¾ + 1... or .75 + 1 = 1.75x. Objects viewed under a 3 diopter lens will appear 175% bigger than normal. A 5-diopter lens = 5/4 + 1... or 1.25 + 1 = 2.25x. Objects viewed under a 5 diopter lens will appear 225% bigger than normal.