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...
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.
Modern interiors desk, over-hang floor lamp and wall light collection. Floor lamp has a 360 degree stem rotation. Head has large diffuser with soft touch effect where light is diffused through a lens in textured methacrylate. The base is concrete for guarenteed stability. Available in five colours. PLEASE NOTE: Wall light is only available in white! Desk lamp is illuminated via 1 x 3watt LED lamp.
A timeless classic, functional desk lamp with arms that are moveable in all directions. Constructed in steel and available in a choice of three finishes. Options of fixed and moveable desk clamps available instead of base, upon request.
Elegant desk lamp with a transitional design that has both classic and modern influences. Featuring a round base with turned metal detailing and an arched arm with a knuckle jointed head which allows the angle of the light to be adjusted. Finished in polished nickel and accentuated with a clear glass sphere, the design is complete with a tapered drum shaped shade in a cream coloured linen with white card lining.
Stunning classic swing arm lamp with high design and material specifications, as featured in antique gold bronze fusions with angel insert in bronze casting by Cire perdue with Issorie green marble base shown with round green pleated silk shade in opal card with gold trim (optional) Also available in other colours, fabrics, metal and marble options. Price will vary according to combination selected please ask our sales team.
Retro styled desk/task lamp with height adjustable and swivel head, metal structure available three finish options, chrome with black body, all white and all black. Switch fitted and designed to take energy efficient lamp 42watt maximum E27.
Traditional swing arm table/desk lamp. Solid brass with circular base and sectional stem, from which double extension swing arm sits. Candle sleeve and drip pan and supplied with complimentary cream pleated faux silk shade. Also available in a bronzed finish.