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The Guide to Light Fixtures – Lamps and Shades

There are mainly 3 types of light fixtures

TYPE OF LIGHT FIXTURES

  • Ceiling Lights
  • Wall Sconces
  • Lamps and Shades

In this article, you will find guides to types of Lamps and Shades

Lamps and Shades

Floor Lamps

A floor lamp is a light fixture that rests on the floor and the light is supported by a pole which rests on a base.

A floor lamp is a portable fixture and can be used in any part of the room

Average height of the floor lamp can be around 5′-6′

Ideal accent lighting for any room.

A floor lamp takes up less space than an end table with a table lamp placed over it.

Style

They reflect different trends which can go with any décor.

Distinct styles range from traditional to contemporary which can complement the style of the room.

Function

Mostly used as area lighting and can be used as a reading light.

Commonly placed at a corner of a room to brighten a dark area.

Torchiere

Torch like shape’. The name is derived from the French word ‘torch’.

Table Lamps

A table lamp is a small electric lamp which stands on a table or any other piece of furniture

It is a portable light with one or more bulbs available depending on function

A table lamp can be used for various purposes -both aesthetically and functionally.

Table lamps also create distinctive ambiance, inspiring working space and stylish statement

Function

Place matching table lamps on either side of bed in bedroom

A short lamp next to a sofa or in the middle of an l shaped sofa

Task lighting – lamp at desk for the purpose of study in study room

Small lamp in entrance foyer welcoming guests

Style

They reflect different trends which can go with any décor

Distinct styles range from traditional to contemporary which can complement the style of the room

Shades Shape

The shape of the fixture has to be selected according to the style of décor, function and aesthetics

Distinct shapes are available such as cylindrical, bell, cone, hexagonal, oval, drum, rectangular, round, square

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