glare from the light bulb?

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redgiant

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Cantonese, Hong Kong
Hi,
I bought a table lamp (like this) today and put it on top of the computer case on the table. One of the problems I've noticed is that the light bulb is a bit too long to fit in, which results in an extra few inches sticking out of the shade. So whenever I look straight at my monitor, the light from the "exposed" part of the light bulb will cause an annoying glare in the corner of my eye.

Am I right in using "glare" for the part of the light bulb that isn't shield from direct view by the shade?
 
  • ewie

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    Hullo RG. Yes, I'd call that glare (or blinding glare:mad:). The trick with those flexible lamps is to turn them so they face the wall and/or the ceiling: they give off just as much light and its deflection is far more comfortable to live with:)
     

    redgiant

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    Cantonese, Hong Kong
    Thank you very much, ewie. Yes, mine allows height adjustment but it doesn't give off enough light however I adjust it away from my face, so I'm going to replace it with a new bulb that will fit in the shade.
     
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