A good task lamp provides clean, concentrated light for reading, paying bills or any close-up work. Try one on your nightstand, your work surface or next to your favorite chair, and discover how a focused light source can improve your comfort and productivity.
For the brightest light around, choose a lamp with energy-efficient halogen or LED bulbs. A lamp with adjustable height or a pivoting arm can suit a wider variety of tasks.
Pendant lighting puts the focus where it belongs: on a delicious meal and on your dinner companions. Table lamps placed on nearby storage pieces in addition to pendant lighting add further warmth and intimacy to your dining experience.
Choose a pendant lamp that's large enough to light up the entire table so none of your guests end up dining in the dark. A good rule of thumb is to position the bottom of the pendant shade 30 inches above the table.
Your choice of lighting can transform the look of any room, and increase the functionality of your space.
Create a cozy conversation zone by framing your seating area with a welcoming glow of light. Use sconces or accent lamps to make dark hallways and stairwells safer. Or place table lighting in unexpected places to soften a room's edges and make your space feel extra warm and inviting.
LEDs (light emitting diodes) are innovative home lighting solutions. Small and durable, they can produce directional light in a variety of color temperatures.
A cost-effective option, LEDs are extremely energy-efficient and long-lasting—50 to 100 times longer than incandescent bulbs and 10 times longer than fluorescent lighting. Fully dimmable, LEDs light instantly and don't flicker or make noise. Mercury is not used when creating an LED and they remain cool to the touch, making them a safe, non-toxic lighting choice.
(bottom-left) Prism floor lamp
(bottom-right) Alexa table lamp