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Good lighting is essential! At the very least, you should have a desk lamp or clip-on light at your workspace. If you can afford it, the best light is an OTT Light. It provides bright, full-spectrum lighting that allows you to see the true colors of your beads. It's also the best light for preventing eyestrain.
Good lighting and the resulting reduced eye strain is attributed to adding approximately 10 years to ones beading life. For me, that represents an immense amount of pleasure. I work with an OTT light over my shoulder as well as full spectrum light in the room.