Published at Saturday, March 03rd 2018. by Delit Cressac in Floor Lamps.
Perfect as both a reading or a task lamp. Table lamps can only provide a small range of illumination, and oftentimes they barely create enough light for reading, which increases your eyestrain. However, a floor lamp provides a wider range of illumination. So whether you are watching TV, working on a puzzle, or reading the newspaper, a floor lamp can provide the right amount of light, thus lowering your energy bills.
This general definition works perfectly since any identification of an "antique floor lamp" is fairly useless without some time period designation normally in the form of circa 1905 which literally means "about the year 1905". So I will use the term antique floor lamp on this basis and often substitute it with the term vintage floor lamp. This discussion does not address modern reproductions of antique lamps which is another subject to itself.
The brightest lamp that you can purchase today in any store was designed and made circa 1920. It is also the most versatile lamp that you can buy anywhere. Further it will outlast most any modern lamp that you can find at any price. This antique floor lamp is known by a numerous names such as: 6 Way Floor Lamp, Reflector Floor Lamp, and "JUNIOR". The design begins with a heavy metal base sometimes highly decorated with an upright tubing leading up to a central electrical socket surrounded by 3 arm lights (4 lights total).
Floor lamps are considered timeless pieces because many designers create one of kind pieces that will usually be dazzling or stunning. It will allow an individual to create particular mood in his living space or office. This piece will often be the center of attention within a room.
The central light takes a 3 way bulb (low-medium-high) that is often a MOGUL size which is larger than a standard socket with higher wattage (100-200-300 watts). The three arm lights are controlled by a switch that can turn on separately just 1, 2 or all 3 of the arm lights. Further, many of these JUNIORS had a small light under the base which provided a very subtle night time floor light operated by a foot switch mounted on the side of the base.
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