When you need more light in a room, but you don’t want to hire an electrician to install a hard-wired fixture and have no place to put a table lamp, there is a simple fix: a clamp. Lamp.
Located on the edge of a desk, bookshelf, wall shelf, headboard, or any other hard surface, it quickly lights up in a strange, dark corner.
“The real beauty lies in its versatility,” said Max Worrell, a partner at a New York-based architecture firm. Worrell Yeung. “It can be super focused on a task at a desk, but it also has the ability to shine more light or to spread light against the wall. It is really compelling. “
Even the famous architect Louis Barragan used artistic clamp lamps Mexico city home, Mr. Worrell noted, where he provided adjustable lighting on shelves, tables and walls.
With a clamp lamp, “the function of light can be adapted to the individual,” he said, no matter “how they want to experience the light.”
How adjustable is it? Different models slide, swivel and articulate in different ways, Mr. Worrell said, so consider whether the lamp has enough flexibility for your needs.
Where is the switch? “Sometimes the switch is on the cord, which can be a bit problematic,” he said. “Others have this socket.”
Is the clamp big enough? “Some have more than a binder-clip-type attachment,” Mr. Worrell said, “which may be limited.” Screw-based models offer a larger bite.
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