A table lamp is a portable light which can sit on a side-table. Usually a light bulb is positioned above the lamp base and surrounded by a lamp shade. They plug into a regular wall socket and can be easily switched on or off while seated nearby. Light typically emits outward and downward to illuminate a local area, great for tasks, reading, crafts and hobbies. Ideally positioned next to seating, at the bedside, or in the corners of a room for a more ambient mood. Table lamps usually feature one or two light bulbs.
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Task lighting places a stronger light in one area of the room. Very good for tasks when you're sitting nearby. Most lamps can be used as task lights and can be quickly switched on when needed. Great for reading, crafts and hobbies. They also work well to light up one area of a room, e.g. on either side of a couch or in the corners of a room. Most of the light is directed downwards and out to the sides.
All you need is some furniture to sit it on. Most useful as a bedside table lamp, but also as a living room table lamp. It may also work in a family room, home office or guest room, or to help light a basement.
A table lamp works well to light a nearby area, shedding light to the sides and below. You'll need one either end of a couch or either side of a bed, or in corners of a room. Table lamps can provide a medium-level of light, but you'll want some ceiling and/or wall lights for when you need the room to be brighter. Consider also a floor lamp to make the room brighter.
Can sit on top of any piece of flat furniture able to support the weight. The lamp sits on its base which is flat on the bottom. Ideally positioned on a side-table, nightstand, or other smaller furniture.
Plug the table lamp into a regular power outlet socket and switch it on.
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