The highly sophisticated desk lamps available in the market today provide illumination minus the glare. To ensure this, choose lamps that cover the bulb properly. Depending on the purpose, you can choose a swivel headed desk lamp or go for the fixed type. Swivel headed types are more convenient if you need to change the direction and focus of the lights. Desk lamps come with various adjustments in the arms so you can elongate or reduce the length of the lamp as desired.
These lamps have come a long way from the earlier dome shaped or conical stuff commonly seen at homes and offices across the country. And more modern lamps come with dimmers that do not require switching off the light. You can adjust the light according to your needs while working on the table.
Torchiere. This type is among the easily recognizable varieties of floor lamps. Torchieres are also called torch lamps and were already being used in Europe even as far back as the 17th century. The lighting source then were wax candles that were mounted on tall stands made of metal or wood. Today's version, of course, can be of any lamp type (wax candles, incandescent bulbs, fluorescent light, halogen bulbs, etc.) and any stand material (wood, metal, plastic, composites, alloys, ceramics, etc). Torchieres usually take up only a small space in the room, are shaped unobtrusively, and provide well-diffused lighting by radiating the lamp beams towards the ceiling. For these reasons, torchiere lamps are highly sought after by building owners who intend to optimize limited spaces or project a minimalist style in the interior design.
Having the right decorative table lamps is very important as you will need to use them as well as have them look great. You will need to look around at your other furniture and then decide what will look good with the existing decor. You can get lamps in many different sizes, shapes and styles so you can choose one that fits well with the room. You can have very traditional style lamps that will look great alongside your original furniture. Very modern contemporary lamps will stand out and be noticed.
When looking at antique lamps remember to not clean them up so much. This is especially true with the brass and sterling lamps. Cleaning them too much devaluates them considerably. On the popular series Antiques Road Show I am always amazed at the person with the 100 year old piece of brass that would have sold for $5,000 but one can of Brass-o later is worth about a buck fifty.
Hit Thumbnails to Open Galleries of Natural Gas Lamps Below
Hit One of The Thumbnails Below to Get More Lamps Ideas