arc floor lamp

When you hear a person speaking about lamps, what do you think about? Most persons usually say table lamps that are usually on your bed’s nightstand. these lamps are usually used for reading at bedtime.

Some persons think about the lamp that they have on their console table in the hallway that you see first before you enter or exit your home. Some of you may have one on your end table in your play/recreational room where you set the glass of your favorite beverage as you catch a game or movie on TV.

While table lamps are typically the most common light fixtures in our homes, we should not forget floor lamps as well. Though taller than their table lamp or desk lamp counterparts, floor lamps can provide a variety of benefits that can enhance the decor of any room:

1. Sturdiness
Today’s floor lamps, such as Tiffany stained glass floor lamps, are much sturdier than floor lamps of the past. For example, in the past, floor lamps were notorious for tipping over easily, thus creating a fire hazard.

However, today’s floor lamps must meet something called the UL “tip-ability standard,” requiring their bases to be heavy enough.

2. Full-spectrum lighting
This allows the lamp’s user to enjoy the full spectrum of light, including light that the naked human eye cannot detect, such as infrared light. In particular, this feature provides artists who use a variety of media, with a type of artificial sunlight to help reveal how certain hues will appear in sunlight.

3. Attractive styles for any size or decor of a room
You probably do not want to match up paisley lampshades with checkered wallpaper. Fortunately, floor lamps, such as contemporary floor lamps, and mission style floor lamps are available in a variety of styles, which complement the decor.

Today, themes have become the “in thing” when creating decor for a particular room. Fortunately, floor lamps range from traditional styles and colors to more contemporary ones. And with retro models, the old is new again!

4. Perfect as both a reading or a task lamp
Table lamps can only provide a small range of illumination, and oftentimes they barely create enough light for reading, which increases your eyestrain. However, a floor lamp provides a wider range of illumination.

So whether you are watching TV, working on a puzzle, or reading the newspaper, a floor lamp can provide the right amount of light, thus lowering your energy bills.

5. Adjustable brightness
While the brightness of many table lamps is limited to “off” and “on,” floor lamps tend to provide a wider range of brightness. Whether you need minimum lighting for reading or more lighting for your kids’ board game, a floor lamp usually provides a variety of brightness settings.

6. Reduced eyestrain and glare
Many homes still use fluorescent lighting throughout their various rooms. Your eyes subconsciously pick up the flickering of such lights, increasing eyestrain and glare. While the light of a table lamp illuminates outwards, the light of a floor lamp illuminates downwards.

This provides a broader area of light that is helpful for whatever activity you are doing.

Choosing the Perfect Floor Lamp
A floor lamp is a combination of functionality and beauty all in one. It is a functional piece because it provides abundant light for reading and working purposes. On the other hand, it is also an exquisite work of art because floor lamps are available in many beautiful intricate designs that can truly make a whole room special.

There are also other types that can vary from modern and traditional ones. It is a good idea to buy a floor lamp and table lamp together because these pieces always come hand in hand. These pieces are sometimes expensive so make sure you know the necessary tips so you can be sure you will be buying a reliable lamp.

Here are the steps you need to take:

Step 1
You should first determine for what purpose you are going to use the floor lamp. If it is for reading purposes, find a lamp that has an adequate light to do this activity. Then again if it is only used to create the mood of the entire room, a low wattage bulb is needed. These lamps are very flexible so if you ever change your mind in where to put them, you can always position it elsewhere.

Step 2
It is also sometimes necessary to measure the space that will be used for the floor lamp. Aspects such as height are essential. The uplight top edge should be higher than the standing person’s level. While the reading lamp’s lower edge needs to be below the eye level. This measurement ensures decreased exposure to the bare bulb glare.

Although these lamps only use minimal space, it is still important to keep the measurement in mind when shopping especially when eyeing the lampshades.

Step 3
It is also wise to choose a halogen-style or fluorescent bulbs for these lamps.

Step 4
The floor lamp’s switch location should also be a determining factor. It should be convenient for the user. These switches sometimes come in touch-on switches, remote control dimmer or a rotating switch. Decide on your preference and check if it is working properly.

Step 5
It is always a good idea to compare the style and design of these lamps. Many lamps appear to look good when they are in the shop but as soon as you bring them home, it will look entirely different. So, always take into account the look of the lamp with your overall decor.

Step 6
Safety is also an important aspect. Inspect if the base of the lamp will be able to support itself and maintain the lamp’s stability. This is especially important if there are pets and children inside the house.

Floor lamps come in an incredible number of styles nowadays including contemporary, funky and traditional pieces. It will really just depend on your personal preference and your home’s overall look.

Just make sure that the floor lamp you buy will be meeting all the necessary safety guidelines so not only will you enjoy the lamp but also be on the safe side.