Home and Office Floor Lamps

The latest bright idea in design with great new styles is floor lamps. Choose stylish lamps you can illuminate any room with a touch of charm whatever lighting solution you need to enhance your indoor or outdoor living. Among the most popular lighting are wrought iron table lamps & floor lamps

Since their introduction in the United States in 1983, halogen torchiere floor lamps, freestanding lamps with open, shallow bowl tops that provide indirect “up lighting,” have become increasingly popular. Halogen tubular bulbs, which are much hotter than standard light bulbs, are used in these lamps. Flammable items such as curtains can easily ignite through direct contact with the halogen bulb since the tops are open.

Halogen bulbs that burn at temperatures exceeding 1,200 degrees which is hot enough to fry an egg in 30 seconds are used in most regular torchiere floor lamps. This is even above the paper, wood and fabric combustion temperature which range from 350-500 degrees F. At least 31 deaths, 114 injuries and at least 350 fires resulting in $2 million in property damage to these lamps as attributed to The Consumer Products Safety Commission.

But compact fluorescent bulbs that burn much cooler, last 5 times longer and use 80% less energy, is used by Energy Star labeled torchiere floor lamps. An Energy Star torchiere uses a 56-watt fluorescent bulb, which gives the same amount of light as a 300-watt halogen bulb, for instance. Energy Star torchieres come in a variety of styles and have a two-year warranty and have a full range or 3 way dimming.

Use a yellow painted bulb covered in silicone for something fun and funky. It is definitely a conversation starter, despite the expensive price. Check out the style stained glass lamps if you enjoy brilliant colors with stained glass shades. There are stained glass, contemporary table lamps, desk lamps, traditional lamps, mica land amps.


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