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Where To Buy Halogen Floor Lamps

Floor lamps have been a traditional way to provide strong light in a room for many years. A wide variety of designs and styles are available, using technologies such as led floor lamps, fluorescent floor lamps and halogen floor lamps.

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Floor lamps are often positioned either in the corner of a room or behind a seating area since the increased light is useful for performing activities, reading and so on. Floor lamps often double as floor reading lamps and some reading lamps are specifically designed for this purpose.

The shade on the floor lamp shields your eyes particularly when it is close to eye level when standing. When seated, it sometimes becomes possible to see the interior or underside of the lamp, which may expose bulbs to the eyes. In this case the lamps are best placed further from where you are sitting, or behind you.

Since tall standing lamps tend to be more substantial, with a larger base, tall pole lamps usually feature larger lampshades to maintain proportion. The floor lamp tends to cost more in general than e.g. a table lamp, and also tends to support a higher wattage of light bulbs.

Floor lamps range in height anywhere from around 4 feet to several feet. They are known as "tall standing lamps" because in general they are quite tall, either a little shorter than an average person or slightly taller than an average person.

A typical average floor lamp will likely be around 60-72" in height, i.e. 5 to 6 feet. Some types of floor lamps such as reading lamps and pharmacy lamps will usually be shorter, since they are designed to be used mainly when seated. The main categories of floor lamp sizes is as follows:

Most floor lamps use some kind of light bulb, or a set of bulbs. More modern floor lamps may use screw-in LED bulbs or individual LED light elements mounted into the lamp itself. Once light is emitted from the lamp, the light can me manipulated in a few different ways:

Not all floor lamps are alike and they are not all designed to produce the same kind of light, or to use the light in the same way. Different lamp shades aim the light in different ways. The functionality of the floor lamp may be different and so selecting the right kind is important based on how you need to use the light or what purpose it should serve.

In a small or average-sized room, a single floor lamp may be sufficient as a complement to other light fixtures in the room. Usually floor lamps feature a brighter light than other lamps, and position it higher in the room producing more ambient reflected light off the walls and ceiling. In a medium-large or larger room you might want more than one floor lamp.

Always consider how the lamp might be used in combination with other lights in the room. A floor lamp can light up a dark corner and radiate light into the room. It could be placed near to or behind seating so that you have light coming down from above where you need to use it for reading or crafts. It is a good idea not to place the floor lamp too close to other lamps as the floor lamp should radiate quite strong light in all directions.

A living room floor lamp is the most popular use of a floor lamp. They are often used either to brighten the room since the room is used often and may be occupied by multiple people. Floor lamps can be placed in the corners of the room or next to seating areas. Always thing of how the light will be used by people A reading lamp could be placed next to a frequently used chair. In a family room, floor lamps can provide atmosphere and ambiance.

Other rooms may potentially make use of a floor lamp. However, you are not likely to use a floor lamp in a bathroom or a small utility room where you don't spend much time. You also probably won't have use for one in a kitchen or a narrow hallway. Other types of light fixtures are more appropriate there.

How much wattage do you need? That's a typical question. This however is based on the days when only incandescent bulbs were available. It was easy to suggest "a 100 watt bulb" had a certain amount of brightness. These days floor lamps use different kinds of bulbs, most of them more energy-efficient, and so the relationship between wattage and brightness is inconsistent.

In particularly, fluorescent floor lamps could use a 26 watt bulb, producing the same light output as a 100 watt incandescent bulb. And an LED bulb, could use even less wattage for the same light output. Also different bulb technologies may produce brighter or dimmer light depending on the type of bulb, such as with a halogen floor lamp which is quite bright.

Most floor lamps typically range from a 250 to 350 watt equivalent, which may be provided by 2 or 3 light bulbs. However with fluorescent tubes and LED elements it may be harder to predict the wattage. Try to find out what the "equivalent" incandescent light is, or the "lumens", which is a measure of light brightness.

Most floor lamps will feature a switch somewhere. An electrical cord will run to your electrical outlet on a wall or other surface. If the outlet itself is connected to a switch, e.g. a light switch on the wall, the switch can operate the lamp on and off, providing any switched on the lamp itself are in the "on" position.

In general you'll find that on average, floor lamps cost more than table lamps and desk lamps. This is partly due to cost of materials, but floor lamps are usually much larger than these other lamps. Standing lamps have to stand on the floor and reach up into the room. This requires materials for a sturdy and stable lamp base. Then there are materials for a proportionate amount of lighting hardware and some kind of shade. If the lamp is also quite elaborate and decorative it may also increase the price.

Since a floor lamp generally provides around twice the brightness of a table lamp, you can roughly expect to pay about twice as much as the cost of a table lamp. It's like two lamps rolled into one. A typical price for a reasonable quality lamp may range from $50 to a few hundred dollars. You'll notice that lamps with much 'thinner' bases and less frills and design elements are cheaper, due to costs of materials. A better "looking" lamp will generally increase the price. Floor lamps do go on sale as well so it's worth checking for clearance floor lamps or cheap floor lamps.

There are many types of floor lamps and each tends to follow a particular design or shape and is best suited to a certain kind of purpose or use. Below we will run through the major types of floor lamps and discuss the benefits or uses of each one.

Arc floor lamps feature an "arch" or arced lamp base. The pole of the arc floor lamp rises up and then arcs over and bends back down again, for example over a couch or table. The shade or light of the lamp now aims downwards, so is useful positioned over a seating area or somewhere that people can make use of the localized light.

With modern floor lamps the design of appearance of the lamp is modern and sleek, often quite futuristic, with clean lines, metallic finishes, and primitive shapes. Contemporary floor lamps are well suited to a modern-themed room. They also are more likely to feature modern technologies such as LED light bulbs.

A reading light is useful when you plan to spend a period of time in one location, because the light is localized and focused for the task. LED reading lamps are popular and often will provide a full spectrum floor lamp. These lamps are also well suited for use in crafts and hobbies because they reduce glare, clarify contrast and make colors look more natural.

Tripod floor lamps are a floor lamp which uses a tripod of three "legs" as the lamp base. Similar to a tripod that you would use with a camera. The tripod floor lamp head sits on top of the tripod and may be adjustable in its direction. The tripod nature of the lamp base may also mean that the legs are adjustable in their height.

You may also see these lamps as "shelf lamps" or a "shelf floor lamp", all of which basically mean the lamp has some kind of shelf or shelves. A slight variation on this is that the lamp might actually rise up out of the top of a small cabinet or set furniture piece, as though attached to a chair-side end table, so that you have the use of a table and also the use of a lamp in the same space, giving new meaning to a floor lamp with shelves.

A torchiere floor lamp features usually an upward-facing reflector shade which casts most of its light upwards towards the ceiling. Sometimes the shade is translucent to allow some of the light to pass through as diffused light to the area below. Generally speaking the torchiere lamp resembles a torch, where most of the light is directed upwards towards the ceiling. The result will be that most light reflects off the ceiling as ambient soft light filling the room.

A chandelier floor lamp is an unusual style of tall standing lamp where the lamp base seems like a typical floor lamp, but on the top is what looks like a chandelier light fixture. This means there are several arms which reach out from the lamp with lights on the ends of them, and may be decorated with crystals or other hanging elements. It's almost like a chandelier on the top of a pole.

Pharmacy-style floor lamps are a shorter style of floor lamp. These were a more classic variant of the reading lamp. The pharmacy lamp features a pole as the base still, which rises up, but then at around 4-5 feet it stops and gives way to an arm. Sometimes two. The arm features a swing-arm, whereby the lamp head(s) can swing out to an extended position, or folded back in closer to the lamp. The lamp heads usually aim the light in a specific direction and can be pivoted.

Pharmacy lamps or swing-arm lamps are well suited next to a chair or an office desk. The arm can swing over when in use and provide light and fold out of the way later. While this style of floor lamp is not as popular or easy to find now, they still represent a classic style of floor lamp. 041b061a72


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