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Finally™ Light Reads

Finally Bulbs May 15, 2017

Just as light can illuminate the world, a book can stimulate the imagination. Reading promotes creativity, ingenuity and innovation. It provides both escape and nourishment. It is, in short, fundamental to development, engagement and advancement. And it goes (almost) without saying that the best reading experience starts with the right light.

Did you know that most doctors agree that reading in poor or dim light will not cause permanent damage to your vision? That’s good news. Nevertheless, it’s still a strain on your eyes to read under the wrong conditions. If you suffer short-term effects like dry-eyes and headaches when you read, the culprit is probably your light. Enter our Finally light bulbs to the rescue!

Of course, everyone’s free time is ever-dwindling and sometimes even reading a few lines on a page can seem daunting. But think about this. The American Academy of Pediatrics has concluded that all pediatric primary care should include literacy promotion. So when parents take their children for annual check-ups, they will be asked how often they read together. This is because the Academy’s research has shown that “[r]eading regularly with young children stimulates optimal patterns of brain development and strengthens parent-child relationships at a critical time in child development, which, in turn, builds language, literacy, and social-emotional skills that last a lifetime.”

It’s not a big secret.

According to Reading is Fundamental, “[m]agic happens when you give books to children: Eyes sparkle, smiles emerge, and imagination comes alive. . . a lifelong, life-changing love of reading . . ignites a hunger for knowledge and a passion for learning.” Moreover, “expose children to literature, give them a positive role model, inspire them to read and you will make a difference in their lives.”

Everybody wins!

What is less recognized is how important reading is even for adults. According to realsimple.com and huffpost.com, science supports a number of basic benefits of reading:

  • It increases intelligence and can boost your brain power
  • It can make you more empathetic
  • It may help fight Alzheimer’s disease
  • It can help you relax; reading before bed can even help you fall asleep!

As professor and literary scholar Harold Bloom has said, “Reading well is one of the greatest pleasures that solitude can afford you, because it is . . . the most healing of pleasures.”

So go ahead, make time to enjoy the warm embrace of a good book. And whether you are readying to “heal” your mind and soul or prepping to introduce the wonder of books to a child, before you settle down in that favorite reading chair, nook or corner, make sure you have the right light, Finally. Buy your Finally™ light bulb here.