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...
Solid brass desk lamp with art deco and industrial inspired design. Oval base with swan neck style over hang arm, from which solid domed lamp diffuser is perched offering direct and indirect lighting effects. Available to order in antique brass or antique nickel finishes.
Classic but chic brass desk lamp with modern and retro inspirations, available in four finishes. Functional and smart lamp featuring rounded brass base with plinth and rivet inserts, supporting tubular stem which has retro style lamp holder with turning switch. Solid brass round light diffuser supported by visable metal struts and diffuser has Industrial glass insert at the top for further light dispersement.
Modern LED desk lamp with a minimalist design featuring a flat rectangular base, angular stem and tubular shade which is rotatable from 20 to 310 degrees. Designed for functionality, specifically to make the most efficient use of desk space and with a touch dimmer incorporated within the stem to adjust light levels according to the visual task. Available in two sizes and a choice of three finish options with the light source available in either Warm White (3,000k) or Neutral White (4,000k) colour temperature.
Classically designed adjustable desk/task lamp. Available in antique brass or antique nickel. Height adjustable from centre stem screw joint. Arm also has adjustable up/down movement, as well as head which also has screw joint for complete overall individual control. Complete with cream pleated linen shade with option to have shade framed as featured or without the frame, see images.
Contemporary desk lamp with a simple yet elegant design featuring a square base, and angled arm with a directional square shaped head. The head is formed in pressofused aluminium and the base is formed in pressofused zamak, both of which are finished in chrome. Enclosed within the head are 36 LEDs which combined with a special chemically-etched diffuser, provide a warm, soft, comfortable light, with no strong contrasts or dazzling. A special optical sensor is used to switch the lamp on/off and to adjust the brightness.
Classic but chic polished nickel brass desk lamp, wall and ceiling spot light suspensions with four lights where option of single, double, triple and single wall version also exists. Warner with its combination of clean lines, polished nickel finish and distinct design features from days gone, makes this item useful in most interiors, classic or modern.