Jazz up your Study with 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light


The 3M LED 5000 Polarizing Task Lamp
The 3M LED 5000 Polarizing Task Lamp

Having good lighting is essential in maintaining good eyesight. If there isn’t adequate lighting it may affect your eyesight in the long run.  Nowadays there are so many different study lamps available in the market. How does one make a choice then? What are the criteria that is involved in choosing the most suitable lamp for the home?

The kids and I are blessed to have near perfect eyesight and we do not need to wear glasses.  I have been teaching them   good eye care habits  and ensure that they do not strain their eyes and spoil their eyesight in the process.  They are given regular study breaks and have study tables and chair which are suitable for their growing bodies.

Being in primary school the boys  have quite a bit of homework to complete on a daily basis. Sometimes if they are not able to complete the given assignments before dinner they would have to finish up before going to bed.

The first step that I took to helping them maintain their perfect vision was to get them a good study lamp. This year we were fortunate to receive a 3M LED 5000 Polarizing Task Light for the boys to use.

3M LED 5000 in it's box
3M LED 5000 in it’s box

They were really excited to receive their own study lamp after they have witness  how cool the 3M study lamps are when we got the 3M LED6000 last year. The boys had been eyeing  that  lamp  which I had been using for my own study table.

They have seen  how  easy it was to do reading and desk work with an anti-glare lamp which has adjustable levels of brightness and couldn’t wait to try out their own.

Monkey boy reading under the new lamp
Monkey boy reading under the new lamp

The 3M LED5000 Polarizing Task Light has a really sleek design and takes up minimal space on the desk.  It doesn’t heat up even after hours of use and is safe for kids to use.  The height level is just nice for the boys and being anti-glare it makes it easy for them to focus on their homework/ reading.  It really jazzed up their study area.

If you are wondering how the 3M LED5000 stack up against the previous 3M LED6000 model here is an info graphic which I have created.

Comparison between the two different models
Comparison between the two different models

The  3M LED 5000 Polarizing Task Light is lighter, shorter and more compact as compared to the older model. The Luminescence level is relatively the same however there is a 10,000 difference in the number of hours the LED light is expected to last.

The main drawback that I have found in the LED5000 Polarizing Task Light is   that  the lamp it is not as extendable as compared to the LED6000 Polarizing Lamp. It has to be placed nearer to the person  using  and it covers a smaller area.  The lamp is more suitable for small or narrow study tables.

The LED 6000 would be a better choice if you have a wide computer table with a lot of space and need  the lamp to cover a large area   like I do at my study area. You are also able to bend it to different heights depending on what you need to be  illuminated.

Both these models are excellent choices for study room lamps and I certainly recommend them.

If you are interested in purchasing the 3M  LED5000  Polarizing Task Light you can get it for $239 (with GST) from Best Denki, Popular Bookstores and other leading retailers.

Disclaimer: I received a White 3M  LED5000  Polarizing Task Light for review purposes. All opinions are 100% mine.

Writer’s Workshop: Us Travelling

Tiger girl with her Pororo dress from South Korea and Doggie boy wearing a Yukata from Japan.
Tiger girl with her Pororo dress from South Korea and Doggie boy wearing a Jinbei  from Japan.

We love travelling and are blessed to be able to travel yearly. The kids have been to Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.  The kids have only traveled to countries within Asia so far as I don’t think that they will be able to stand a flight more then 8 hrs at their age.

I hope to bring them to further places  and visit relatives in USA/ Canada when they are older as they would be able to tolerate longer flight time then.  We will also need to save up enough cash first before the trip to USA/Canada can materialize.

The kids have been travelling since they were babies and look forward each holiday to visiting new places. In fact I started bringing them on holidays since they were 5-6 months old so they are seasoned travelers now at the age of 4, 7 and 10.

(I haven’t  had the time to list down all the places that we have been so far. However, you can view most of the places that we have visited on our TRAVEL Page which I am currently  still updating.)

 Seafood Phad Thai Noodles
Seafood Phad Thai Noodles

The kids have had many different types of experiences being immersed in the different cultures and learning about their traditions. They have been able to taste the unique foods of the various places we visited and compare it to the foods that we normally serve at home.

A Balinese Temple
A Balinese Temple

We have visited different churches  and temples on our travels . Visiting these places have  opened up many learning opportunities for the kids about other religions and practices the locals have.


The kids get to experience first hand how different other kids their age live in their countries and how fortunate they are to be living in Singapore.

Tiger girl and R on a ride in Tokyo Disneysea
Tiger girl and R on a ride in Tokyo Disneysea

We have visited many different places of interest and also enjoyed the rides at the different theme parks.  Being adrenaline junkies we went countless time on the roller coasters and other fun rides.

As the kids grow older it has been easier bringing them overseas on holidays. There are lesser things to pack as I don’t need to make provision for bulky diapers and extra change of clothes in our luggage bags. The kids are also able to pack their own luggage and take care of their own belongings.

The boys can help me pull the luggage bags and help keep an eye on their sister if I am busy handing paper work at the immigration counter at the airport.   I’m confident travelling alone with the kids and  look forward to our next adventure together.

Do you enjoy travelling too?




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