Adequate lighting is essential in any room: study, bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom and children's room. It is especially important in work areas in the evening, when there is not enough sunlight. Modern table lamps with mountings fulfill this need perfectly. And due to the wide variety of current models, they will perfectly fit into any interior.
A table lamp with attachment is a lighting fixture that serves both practical and decorative functions. Like a classic luminaire, this type has several main parts that ensure its uninterrupted operation - a support, a column, a body, an artificial light source and a power cord.
The support, or, as it is also called, the base, is presented in the form of a clamp that secures the structure to a table or surface. A clamp is a fixing device consisting of a clamp and a fixed frame. Thanks to her, the lamp is attached to the table up to 6 centimeters thick. In a simplified version, the support can be made in the form of a large clothespin and even be mounted on a wall.
The column of a table lamp with a mount looks like a flexible leg that connects the base and the body. It allows you to change the direction of the luminous flux due to the mobility of the parts it consists of. The funnel acts as a body, which directs the light. It is made from glass, metal and plastic in various colors.
An artificial light source is the main component of any lighting fixture. For lighting, LED, fluorescent and incandescent lamps can be used.
Energy-saving light bulbs popular nowadays have many advantages - they are long service life, energy saving and compliance with modern requirements. All these qualities outweigh their high cost.
Almost always, a table lamp with a mount has a switch on its pole or power cord. Expensive models are made with a brightness control mechanism. Because of this, there is a reduction in energy consumption and, accordingly, a decrease in payment for it. And thanks to the smooth start-up, the durability of the entire structure increases.
Table lamps with mountings are the same in purpose, but they are varied in their appearance, design and color. This article will not let you get confused in the variety of modern models and will help with the choice.
Power and voltage
Various luminaires are designed to operate the following types of light bulbs:
- incandescent lamps.
Usually dim lamps with a power of 60 W are used, since table lamps are designed for spot illumination of the surface.
It is worth paying attention to the product labeling. It shows the mains voltage. In most cases, this is 220 V - such lamps will fit almost everywhere. However, both 110 and 127 V are found. In this case, it may be necessary to power the device through a transformer.
There are several types of fixing the table lamp support:
The special design of the clamp allows the device to be fixedly fixed on the table. Due to its simple structure, even a child can install a lamp on a clothespin. Although it is easier to move it, in contrast to the first option. The suction cup is not the most popular type of attachment.It can support a small weight, so the suction lamp serves rather for decorative purposes.
But thanks to the bracket, the lamp can be hung on the wall next to the table. This option frees up working space and allows the light to be directed from above. But it is quite difficult to install: it requires the use of a drill, dowels and a building level.
Floor lamps vary in color and material of manufacture. And if the color variety is impossible to describe, then the classification of materials can be as follows:
Metal surfaces have a long service life and provide reliability to the entire structure. However, such a lamp is heavy. But light plastic lamps can be painted in various colors and have a low price. But they, like glass floor lamps have considerable fragility. There are also a variety of beautiful textile lighting fixtures with a metal body.
Advantages and disadvantages
The advantages of this design include:
- the ability to adjust the direction of the luminous flux due to the flexibility of the device;
- saving working space due to the small size of the support and the possibility of mounting on the wall of some types;
- static fastening, which allows you not to be afraid of overturning and falling of the lamp;
- ease of construction;
- the ability to choose the power of the light bulb for each type of lamp;
- long service life when following the rules of use;
- varied design of models.
The weaknesses of such lamps are:
- difficulty in masking the power cord;
- the complexity of installing the luminaire on the bracket;
- significant weight of metal models;
- fragility of glass floor lamps.
The choice of a table lamp with a mount depends on the quality of lighting, the results of your work and your health. It's no secret that a properly selected lamp can create comfortable conditions for the eyes. This article will indicate the characteristics that you should pay attention to before purchasing a product.
The selection begins with determining the desired location for the luminaire. Table lamps with attachments can be placed directly on the table top or on the wall above the work area. For the first case, lamps on a clamp, clothespin or suction cup are suitable. For the second - on the bracket.
The height of a good luminaire is no more than 0.5 m from the available surface. The light source should be above the monitor and to the left of the person. But if you write with your left hand, then vice versa, with your right. Make sure that the power cord can reach the outlet without hanging or being pulled over. To do this, before going to the store, measure the length from the table to the outlet in the house.
The size of the desk affects the wattage of the luminaire. Standard bulbs operate in the 60 to 100 W range. And the more surface you need to illuminate, the more power you need. However, a 100W incandescent lamp can become very hot and damage the cabinet.
It is better to choose the shape of the floor lamp spherical or conical, the main thing is that the lamp does not go beyond its limits. These types create the necessary dispersion, do not "press" on the eyes and do not cause fatigue. And the most pleasant colors for the case are light green and white. They are especially suitable for schoolchildren, as they will calm and relax.
The quality of the device is not something to save on. For a high price, you get comfort, reliability and keep your health. The easiest way to determine the quality of a luminaire is the stability of the socket.
Ask to screw in a light bulb and connect it. If the lamp works properly and meets the qualities discussed above, then you can buy it.
After choosing and purchasing a table lamp with a mount, it must be attached to the table. The model is mounted on a clamp after general assembly in the following order:
- choose an installation location;
- install the lamp on the table top;
- spread the clamp and place it between the edges of the table;
- holding the lamp, tighten the screw until secure;
- screw in the light bulb;
- direct the shade to the table;
- connect the lighting fixture to a power source.
Table lamps with various types of fixtures have become very popular in recent years. Buyers immediately appreciated the compactness of this lighting fixture. Ease of use, practicality, long service life are also characteristic qualities of these lamps. They combine functionality and beauty. Thanks to a wide variety of colors and styles, these models are a great addition to any interior.
In the next video, see an overview of one of the functional table lamps with a mount.