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Desk Lamps Lamps

Overhead lighting is ideal for any room as it casts light evenly across the room. However, there are times when you don't want to have the overhead light on, such as at night when people are trying to sleep or you simply need to have a little more light available when working at your desk or reading in bed. In those cases, a desk lamp can provide ample light to a small area without disturbing those around you. Desk lamps come in many forms and include specific features.

What types of desk lamps are there?

In general, the types of desk lamps are designated by their power sources, which is either corded, battery-powered or through a USB connection. Corded desk lamps require access to an electrical outlet. Many corded desk lamps have short power cords of around 120 centimetres, so it may be necessary to use an extension cord. Battery-powered lamps run on rechargeable batteries or alkaline batteries. USB-powered lamps receive their power from other powered devices like a laptop or desktop computer. Desk lamps are also referred to by their specific type of usage, such as a table lamp, bedside lamp, reading lamp or study lamp.

What styles of desk lamps are available?

The styles of desk lamps vary and are made to match the style of design that you have in your home. Some of the most common types are:

  • Vintage
  • Retro
  • Romantic
  • Nautical
  • Modern
  • Industrial
  • French provincial
  • Elegant
  • Contemporary
  • Art deco

The material that the lamp is made of often dictates its colour. For example, a stainless steel desk lamp has a shiny metal surface while a bronze desk lamp as a more burnished finish. Some metal can be painted a myriad of colours while porcelain and ceramic can be one colour or several.

What are some features of desk lamps?

Some features to look for in a desk lamp include having an adjustable neck, dimmer switch, touch sensor and spotlight feature. An adjustable neck or arm makes it possible to angle the light exactly where you need it. A dimmer switch can gently raise or lower the amount of light the lamp produces. A touch sensor makes it easy to turn the lamp on and off. A spotlight feature allows you to shine a brighter amount of light where and when you need it, such as with an LED desk lamp.

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