Published at Sunday, March 11th 2018. by Germaine Frappier in Floor Lamps.
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.
Sturdiness. Today's floor lamps, such as Tiffany stained glass floor lamps, are much sturdier than floor lamps of the past. For example, in the past, floor lamps were notorious for tipping over easily, thus creating a fire hazard. However, today's floor lamps must meet something called the UL "tipability standard," requiring their bases to be heavy enough.
It is also sometimes necessary to measure the space that will be used for the floor lamp. Aspects such as the height are essential. The uplight top edge should be higher than the standing person's level. While the reading lamp's lower edge needs to be below the eye level. This measurement ensures decreased exposure to the bare bulb glare.
Today, themes have become the "in thing" when creating decor for a particular room. Fortunately, floor lamps range from traditional styles and colors, to more contemporary ones. And with retro models, the old is new again!
Safety is also an important aspect. Inspect if the base of the lamp will be able to support itself and maintain the lamp's stability. This is especially important if there are pets and children inside the house.
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