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...
Adjustable table lamp with structure in brass, base and ballast in zamac metal alloy. Two joints situated in the base and on the arm allow the lamp to be rotated 360 degrees, which enables the lighting beam to be orientated in all directions, which is a patent pending design. Available in matt white, chrome, and dark grey. Price varies according to finish selected.
Desk/table lamp available in four colours providing direct light. Injection printed lamp body in ABS. Dissipater in polished pressofused aluminium. Diffuser in injection printed optical PMMA. Electronic transformer fitted to plug. On/off switch fitted to 160cm cable. Design by R.& E Bouroullec 2011.
Classically designed adjustable desk/task lamp. 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. Available in antique brass and polished nickel.
Modern minimal angular desk/table lamp. High design and specification from Italian source. Available in black painted, brushed aluminium finish, white painted, polished aluminium finish and red painted. Illumination supplied via 7w LED 4200k.
Traditional solid brass articulated reading lamp. Featuring double adjustable arms with tightening bars which is also situated at the base. Fitted with solid brass metal bell diffuser which allows fully directional lighting effects, ideal for task and reading or similar. Round base and all finished in antique brass only.
Table lamp with triplex blown opaque white glass diffuser and brushed nickel base. Supplied with adjustable dimmer switch, illuminated 6 x 25watt G9 lamps. Matching ceiling suspension exists in the family.
Desk lamp series with various options of Base, clamp and desk connection in die-cast aluminium, arms in extruded aluminium. Die-cast aluminium diffuser. Two styles of head are available, the first is as featured with smaller head using halogen lamp, the second is a larger cone head which takes standard tungsten lamp. Available in colour combinations White/chrome as featured and silver/grey.
Adjustable table lamp providing direct lighting with adjustable head. Die-cast aluminium head, joints and base, painted black or white. porcelain relector. Illumination supplied via 1 x 33watt maximum G9 mains halogen lamp. Matching floor lamp also exists in the family.
Height adjustable Modern desk lamp collection with traditional influences, making Zeals suitable for use in most interiors with careful selection of finish. Brass lamp with minimal shaped base and stem all from the same tubing. Fitted with bell shaped lamp light diffuser with switch for direct/indirect lighting effects. Available to order in three finishes for use in classic or modern interior designs.