Reading Light Position

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Reading lights, if Right handed say and with lamp positioned over your shoulder, which side of you should that lamp be on (left or right) and why?
 

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I am not sure what you are asking, I feel like I am missing something. Are we talking about reading a plot?
 

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I am not sure what you are asking, I feel like I am missing something. Are we talking about reading a plot?
Reading lights, as in the clip light over your bed, I always put it on the right and I am right handed... because thats what I do...
 

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In the passanger seat of my car, the light is on the left, between the passenger and the driver. As a left handed person, i once again am forced into a horribly ineffecient situation as my writing hand becomes illuminated an dthe thing that i'm am trying to write is pitch black. light coming across the sholder is slightly better, however a reading light should be on the opposite side of the favoured hand.
SO any lefties out there willing ot organize a revolution? i have my left handed pitch fork ready!
 

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i have my left handed pitch fork ready!
Hey, isn't that like a left-handed smoke-shifter?

But I do have to say that I know plenty of lefties, and they're always figuring out ingenious ways of getting around a rightie-centered world.

And I put my reading light on the right side because it's the side that's away from the wall, so it doesn't reflect as much.
 

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umm im not sure if i understand the question

but i would say left because i would probably be holding it with my right and if the light was also on the right there would be a shadow cast because my hand was in the line of the light.
 

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