Helpful Tips In Choosing a Desk Lamp

Just as paint, wall decor and other accessories can enhance the look of a room, decorative desk lamps can also help you create mood and the... thumbnail 1 summary
Just as paint, wall decor and other accessories can enhance the look of a room, decorative desk lamps can also help you create mood and theme in a particular area at the same time it is also functional.
Choosing a lamp can be viewed by some as easy but with the multitude of styles and designs as well as quality of make available in the market, this easy task could get confusing too. Its worth giving some thought into what to buy and where to buy it when it comes to decorative lamps.
Here's some helpful tips to remember when you go shopping for your lamp.
  • Buy one that would suit the use you have in mind for it. Ambient (also referred to as general) tends to brighten an entire area, while task lighting is focused on a specific area mostly for reading etc and accent lighthing on the other hand is added to highlight a decorative element in a room like a painting.
  • There are different kinds of bulbs in the market. The best way to deal with this is to experiment with what kind of light and the mood it will bring to a room. There are warm incandescent bulbs great for mood lighting, halogen lamps and compact fluorescent lamps are advisable for general lighting plus it is also energy effecient.
  • Floor lights and other kinds of light fixtures are generally better than having just a single ceiling light which either tends to be too bright, too dim and leave with other areas in the room with not enough light.
  • If you are using the desk lamp in your home office, choose a lamp that is bright and comfortable enough for you to avoid eye strain.
  • When you shop, have in mind a good balance of style, construction quality, as well as price.  Ligting showrooms are great places to buy quality lamps. There are also services offering lighting and design consultancy and if money is not an issue, why not splurge and have one customized?

2 comments

Nightingale said...

Nice blog, here is some more information on desk lamps.

chinita said...

thank you nightingale.

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