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The Common Kinds Of Desk Lamp

By Marthin Paulither

One of the most used items in household and businesses today is the desk lamp. These lamps are designed to illuminate a specific area with light so that the individual can see to do paperwork, calculations, and other common types of work that are performed at a desk. Over time, various varieties of the desk lamp have been produced by retailers around the world, making a lot of chances for a person to find a lamp that is attractive and will fit their needs.

Desk Lamp Varieties

The commonest form of desk lamp style that is sold around the world today is the shaded desk lamp. These lamps generally have a single base which extends straight upward and is covered by some type of lamp shade. You can find a number of different varieties of shaded desk lamp which may be chosen by a consumer and each kind has some signature differences.

Some shaded desk lamp styles are touch lamps, which allows the owner to turn the lamp off and on with a simple touch of the finger. The place to activate and deactivate the lamp is typically on the base, where a sensor detects whether the lamp has been touched and sends a signal for the lamp to illuminate. This type of lighting lamp is extremely popular with a large number of people since they’re very easy and simple to use.

Another type of desk lamp which is commonly purchased today is the goose-necked desk lamp. These lamps have a flexible base which allows the light at the top of the lamp to be maneuvered and focused to illuminate a specific area. If more light is needed on an object, the neck of the lamp can be extended downward so light in a greater quantity and intensity is concentrated on the object in question. When a larger area needs illumination, the neck of the desk lamp can be extended upward so the light is diffused over the entire desk area.

Some of the most stylish types of desk lamp that are available to consumers are the Tiffany style lamps. These lamps will generally have a shade made out of stained glass or a material that is made to resemble stained glass. The colors present in the lamp shade are used to create a lovely picture or pattern on the shade, making a beautiful display which can add some class and style to the desk that it is placed on.

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Paulither, Marthin "The Common Kinds Of Desk Lamp." The Common Kinds Of Desk Lamp. 17 Aug. 2010. 3 Oct 2014 <>.

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