Floor lamps do provide some safety concerns. The heavy tops are susceptible to toppling over, causing damage to the lamp and possibly its surroundings. Additionally, most torchiere lamps use halogen bulbs, which become extremely hot while in use.
Floor lamps (downward lighting) and torchieres (upward lighting) are both effective in their own specific tasks. Torchieres are more effective in situations which require soft lighting, such as watching tv and simply lighting a room.
A modern, shiny brass table lamp is photographed on a brown background. A dimly lit lamp can make a dark corner of a room feel cozy and inviting. Pull up a chair, click on the lamp, and enjoy a book or a hobby in the lamp's warm glow.
A modern black desk lamp is photographed on a white background, angled as if ready to illuminate. Whether attached to its own base or clipped on to the side of a desk, a desk lamp can be maneuvered over a large surface to make various desk jobs easier.
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A colorful Tiffany glass table lamp is photographed on a white background. When the chain on the lamp is pulled, the interior bulb will shine through the intricately patterned pink, green, yellow, and brown stained glass to illuminate the room.
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A brass table lamp with a pleated shade sits on a shiny wooden table. The lamp is illuminated, throwing a warm, half-circular glow on the beige wall behind it. This cozy spot is the perfect place to read, have a cup of tea, or enjoy a conversation.
An elegant brass lamp, topped with a golden pleated shade, is placed upon the left-hand corner of a formal wooden end table. The lamp, when illuminated, throws a circle of light around it.
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