When it comes to purchasing a new table lamp for your living room, there are many factors that you need to take into account, which might not necessarily apply if you were purchasing a new office lamp or a new reading lamp.
With that in mind, presented in this article are four key factors that you should explore before making your next living room lamp purchase.
When it comes to lighting in your living room, it would arguably be fair to say that ambiance is a key factor. After all, few people are conducting serious work in their living rooms, which requires bright light.
One way to create ambiance is to have a dimmable light source, another way is to have a light source that gives off a soft light.
Ideally, when it comes to selecting a new lamp for your living room, you want to avoid lamps that produce harsh, unfiltered, bright, brash light.
Fortunately, as long as you are prepared to shop around, you will find that there are many vendors offering soft light lamps.
2. Energy Usage
When it comes to selecting your next living room lamp, you may not think that energy usage is an important factor, but stop and think for a minute about how much time you spend each day in your living room.
Of course, saving a couple of dollars each year on your energy bills and compromising by living under a harsher light source doesn’t see like a good decision.
But when you consider the fact that some lamps could save you hundreds of dollars on your energy bills each year, then, the wattage rating of a lamp starts to have some importance.
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3. Replacement Bulb Availability
Of course, nobody wants to purchase a lamp that will become obsolete in under a year due to the unavailability of replacing bulbs.
It is for this reason that you should always aim to purchase at least three replacement bulbs at the same time as you make your initial lamp purchase.
If the vendor has no replacement bulbs in stock, you should take that fact as a warning sign and opt for a different lamp.
4. Redirection Of Light Rays
The inability to redirect the rays from a light source can become a major problem sooner than you might imagine, especially if you have glossy screen TV in your living room and plan to use laptops that do not have anti-reflective coated screens while you watch TV in your living room.
Fortunately, if you purchase a lamp that has a flexible neck, you can redirect the main light source into another direction and continue to enjoy your TV and laptop free from glare and reflections.
As you can see, when it comes to choosing to next lamp for your living room there are many factors that you need to take into consideration.
Hopefully, the information presented above has provided you with some insight and will help you to make a more knowledgeable discussion when you purchase your next living room lamp.