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How to select table lamp

Selecting the right table lamp is more complicated than just finding a fixture with the correct wattage and size. A table lamp can complement the décor of a room, in addition to providing it with light. Westside Wholesale has prepared a guide that will help you consider all of the important details that a proper table light should have.

The first detail to pay attention to is the location of the table where the lamp will be placed. The purpose of such lighting fixture is also a factor to consider. A table lamp can be used as the main light source or as a decoration fixture. Specifying the purpose of such light fixture right away helps select its type, size and height properly. The types of modern table lamps include devices for bedrooms, studies, hallways, offices and so on. Size and height both depend on the type of such fixture.

The style of a table lamps is one more detail that requires consideration. You can select from modern, classic or antique lamps depending on your personal preferences and the existent décor of the room.

The next factor to consider is how the table lamp will be used. For example, it can provide task lighting features suitable for reading or work, accent lighting to highlight a certain object or area, decorative or ambient lighting to create a special mood in the room.

After the purpose of a table lamp and its style are specified, you might want to consider lighting technology that such fixture uses. Depending on your budget and the electric line requirements, you can select from fluorescent, incandescent, LED or helium lighting technologies.

The material from which the lamp is made should be temperature resistant. Since most of the table lamps are equipped with decorative elements, ensure that they won’t heat during the lamp’s operation. If such elements do heat, see that they won’t emit any toxic substances that can be harmful to your health.

It is always nice to have your table lamp equipped with some additional and, most importantly, useful features. In addition to all of the factors that are listed above, you might want to look for a device that has a substantially weighted base that would protect it from falling in case you accidently bump the lamp from its location. Also, being able to control the shade of light coming from the lamp will help you create various lighting environments. Ensure that a table lamp that you are willing to buy is equipped with a dimmer switch or allows installing one.