Many people mistakenly use the terms table lamp and desk lamp interchangeably, but in fact they are different products with different purposes. Read More...
Table lamps are there primarily to take the edge off overhead lighting, providing an atmospheric replacement for it whilst giving a room a more appealing ambience. The shades for table lamps are normally designed to provide what photographers refer to as subtractive lighting.
Desk lamps, on the other hand, are intended to be used as additive lighting – they increase the overall light available in a very focused way, to help you perform particular tasks you are working on. This also makes desk lamps a type of task lighting, which is another term you will often hear used in relation to them.
Because of their practical role, desk lamps are often designed in less ornate styles compared to other lamps, but there can be exceptions. The important thing is that any ornamentation or design flourishes should not interfere with the practical aspect of what the lamp is intended to do.
Do keep in mind that even though a desk lamp is specifically called a desk lamp, it does not necessarily follow that it must be confined to a desk. You can in fact use it in other places where focused direct lighting will be helpful.
For example, if you find the table lamp on your bedside table doesn't provide sufficient light to enable you to read comfortably, or if it casts a glow too wide (disturbing anyone else you happen to share the room with) replacing it with an adjustable desk lamp may be the perfect solution.
Other places where desk lamps may be helpful include workbenches and bookstands.
All of the desk lamps available from Christopher Wray Lighting are designed to be elegant and stylish, but ultimately practical. They are the perfect addition to an office, and will add that extra touch of sophistication to any desktop. Show Less...
Lighting collection of minimal design inspired from the French mid 1900s. Commonly used in kitchens, where suspensions are used over tables or counters for the home or commercial. The collection features rise and fall suspension, single suspension, desk lamp, floor lamp and wall light. The suspension lamps are height adjustable and desk and floor lamp options have articulated adjustable joints to enable individual light ambience. The collection is also available in three finishes, antique brass, bronze and polished nickel suitable for all interiors modern or traditional.
Classic but chic desk lamp with modern and retro design inspirations, available in four metal finish options. Functional and smart lamp featuring rounded brass base with plinth and rivet inserts, supporting tubular stem complete with solid brass round light diffuser with industrial glass insert at top for further light disbursement.
Small tradional desk lamp, feature dolphin shaped arm support, tubular adjustable light shield with decorative stamping, as shown finished gold plated which is also available in bronze/black/green finish or antique brass. Prices will vary according to finish selected.
Retro desk lamp from Artemide which was first designed in 1959. Featuring a hand-turned matt nickel structure with crystal glass diffuser and marble base. A classic design which still feels modern today. Fine example of Italian design and use of materials.
Elegant solid brass desk lamp with two arms supporting light tube with decorative leaf scroll. Design features clear crystal insert situated at the base of each arm and on top of Ionic themed detail. Oblong base with lion shaped feet completes the look all finished in Satin gold plated. Also available to order in chrome with black crystal inserts.
Adjustable table/desk lamp providing direct light. Die-cast head of Zamak metal alloy. Tapered, tubular steel pole in polished chrome plated finish. Pressed, polished and chrome plated steel base. Pressed glass diffuser. Supplied with electronic transformer on plug. Illumination supplied via 35watt maximum 12v GU4 HRG halogen lamp.
Iconic desk lamp collection with a retro themed design, providing direct and diffused light. Featuring a conical grey painted die-cast Zamak base and double adjustable arms in aluminum with steel tension springs. Available with either an aluminised silver polycarbonate shade or cream pleated fabric shade, both of which are complete with an acid-etched glass inner diffuser. The ON/OFF switch is a small, sleek stem of injection-molded transparent polycarbonate positioned at the base of the stem. Designed by Philippe Starck.
Contemporary desk lamp with a retro inspired design featuring a bronze cube shaped plinth base supporting a decorative white alabaster sphere and antique brass stem, from which a horizontal over-hang arm attaches, complete with a matt white coolie shaped shade. With an elegant geometric design, the Arctan is suitable for most interiors whether modern or classic in style. Matching floor lamp completes the collection.
Classic forged iron desk lamp collection, realised with height adjustable over-hang and balance concept finished in blackened rust iron and gilded iron, both complete with natural paper shade as featured (one style and colour) Please also note that small option is not height adjustable and fixed.
Contemporary desk lamp with a retro inspired design. Featuring a minimal circular base with an in built on/off switch, complete with a smooth conical shade. Available in a choice of three different finishes. A matching floor lamp and wall light completes this collection.