Desk Lamps are available in all types of styles, sizes, materials, and price ranges. They are the most versatile type of lighting because customers can find something to match any decor. They are functional because they focus light on specific areas, chase away shadows caused by ceiling lighting, and provide intense light that is needed for certain tasks. They can also be used instead of overhead lighting if only one spot of the room is being used. They are energy-efficient, cost-effective, and stylish all at the same time. Desk lamps tend to be smaller than other types of lamps so they can provide light without taking up much space. Some have slim bases, thin arms that extend over the space, or can even be clip-on lights for computers. Modern desk lamps also include bars of light that can be placed under the shelf of a letter desk.
These lamps are similar to Desk Lamps, but vary more in sizes and styles. Larger ones are great for end tables, buffet tables, and entry ways. Smaller ones accent coffee tables, work well on bookcases and shelves, and can be used on bedside tables and nightstands. Tiffany lighting is a popular style for lamps because the colored glass softens the light and creates a warm glow rather than intense light. Task lamps provide intense light that allows people to see small things clearly. They work well in hobby or craft rooms, and at work stations. They are also found in garages, and in specialty shops like jewelry repair places, or eyeglass stores.
Swing arm lamps are a modern twist on the classic table lamp. They can be one light or multiple lights, and come in a several different lengths. The light(s) can be folded flush with the base or can swing out to cover a larger space when needed. Some can extend out to light the entire length of a coffee table, for example, for family game night, and can be swung around toward the wall to be out of the way at other times. Shorter ones can be on a chair side table, and extend out to provide light for laptop usage or for double checking a phone number.
Lamps can be used to change the decor of a room or pull it all together. An office or study with dark wood furniture, for example, can be accented with lamps that have shades containing neutral stripes. The room keeps its masculine feel, but has some elements that lighten it up a bit as well. A bland room can be brightened with floral print shades or colorful tube designed lamps. Metal lamps can become the focal point of a room with wild wallpaper. Changing the lighting in a room can make it look and feel fresh and new. It is less expensive than complete remodeling projects, and can be done more frequently.
Wall lights, such as sconces, vanity lights, and bar lights, can also be used to enhance central lighting. If a room is rectangular, an overhead light will not reach the corners. Wall sconces placed on the shorter walls at the ends of the room will eliminate shadows and make the room appear brighter. An odd-shaped room with alcoves or recessed spaces may not even have a central light fixture available. A corner light mounted on the wall can throw enough light for reading on a window seat, for example. A vertical or horizontal wall monorail lighting system can provide lights at different intervals to make the room functional.