9 Best Floor Lamps of 2020

Birthdays. Graduations. Retirement. What do these all have in common? These are times for celebrations, and more often than not… gift giving.

Do you have any bookworms and bibliophiles on your gift list? If so, a great floor lamp could be just what you’re looking for!  These make great gifts for college students who study all night, late-night readers, writers, or just anyone who needs to spruce up a room.

But with sales rapidly coming and going, you need a game plan ready for your shopping. How will you know which are the best options for floor lamps? Let’s shed some light on the situation and break down the Top Nine Floor Lamps.

Top Nine Floor Lamp Reviews

1. Brightech Leaf (Best Overall)

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Brightech Leaf - Adjustable Pharmacy LED Floor Lamp for Reading, Crafts & Precise Tasks - Standing Bright Light for Living Room, Sewing - Great Lighting for Office Desks & Tables -Antique Brass/Gold
  • PHARMACY LAMP PROVIDES VERY BRIGHT LIGHTING FOR READING, TASKS & HOBBIES: Illuminate your book, newspaper, sewing, quilting and other hobbies brightly and efficiently. This lamp's generous 1150 lumens (90W incandescent equivalent) combined with the pharmacy shade that focuses the light on a narrow area, make the Leaf perfect for your precise tasks.
  • MODERN UPDATE ON VINTAGE STYLE APOTHECARY LAMP & ADJUSTABLE ARM & HEAD: Brightech’s Leaf indoor pole lamp is a vintage design with modern materials and tweaks, so it looks great in many decors including contemporary, industrial, urban, traditional, and rustic. Its thin, skinny design allows it to easily fit in a corner. Its adjustable pivoting head and swing arm allow you to shine the light exactly where you need it most. This gold lamp will add a layer of unique style to any room.
  • DESIGNED FOR ESTHETICIANS, & TOUCH SWITCH ON, OFF, DIM: This swing arm floor lamp is great for beauticians and estheticians doing makeup, eyelash extensions and facials, because the lamp stays cool. You can work with your hands next to it comfortably for a long time, and without risk of burning yourself accidentally. The built in 3 level, touch switch dimmer allows you to set the light to either 100%, 50% or 25%. Use the brightest for tasks in your office and the lowest for a cozy mood.
  • 20 YEAR LIFE LAMP THAT IS STABLE & SAFE: The Leaf standing bedroom lamp has an integrated 12.5 Watt power saving LED light rated to last 20,000 hours - 20 years with normal use,. so you never have to replace a bulb. It offers 3,000K warm white LED technology with 1150 lumens, outperforming halogen, CFL or incandescent bulbs. The heavy base makes this sturdy so it won't tip.
  • BRIGHTECH'S 3 YEAR PRODUCT WARRANTY: We proudly stand behind all of our products 100%, which is why we offer a full 3 year warranty. If your lamp has any defect or stops working within 3 years, we help you troubleshoot and/or send replacement parts or a whole new product. If any problems arise, please contact us because our number one goal is customer satisfaction and we are committed to making it right for you.

Our overall winner for best floor lamp is none other than the Brightech Leaf LED Floor Lamp. It’s like the Mercedes-Benz of floor lamps but at a fraction of the price. It comes with a wide array of great features including:

3 Brightness Settings

  • If you need the extra light, the brightest setting pumps out a whopping 1150 lumens to illuminate even your darkest situations.

An Omni-Directional Hood

  • Focus light where you need it while minimizing losses to ambient.

Touch to On

  • This wonderful feature allows you to simply tap the lamp for extreme ease of powering up or adjusting brightness levels.

Cool to the Touch

  • For those worried about heat generation (particularly around the hood), this is the lamp for you. This lamp was designed with Estheticians and Make-Up Artists in mind. Even if you accidentally touch the hood, you do not need to worry about burning yourself. This is also a great feature for curious and climbing children.

Universally Stylish

  • With its modern yet traditional styling, this lamp is sure to make a great addition to any room. The lamp is also rated for voltages up to 220V. This means you can run this lamp outside of the United States. Just make sure you have the appropriate plug and socket adapter for your country.

Product Specifications:

Height
53”
Weight
8 lbs
Material
Metal
Bulb Type
LED
Warranty
5 Year Warranty


2. IMIGY LED Floor Lamp (Best for Bedtime Reading)

IMIGY Dimmable 9W Floor Lamp, Office/Work/Living Room Reading Flexible Gooseneck Light with Touch and Remote Control, 5-Level Brightness and Color Temperature Dimmable Eye-Care Technology Light, Black
  • ✅ FLEXIBLE LAMP - This floor lamp light features a flexible gooseneck, you can adjust the light angle at your convenient at any condition of studying, working and reading. The gooseneck is easy to bend towards your ideal direction. Kindly note that excessive force to bend the neck will damage the light when adjusting the angle.
  • ✅ DIMMABLE ILLUMINATION - The LED floor lamp light can be dimmed with 5 level of brightness. This will allows you to set the most comfortable lighting when you are having dinner, working or thinking. Adjusting the light brightness with the remote controller.
  • ✅ PREMIUM LED COLOR TEMPERATURE - Features more than brightness adjustment, this lamp also has 5 different color temperature settings from warm white to cold white (3000K to 6500K). Set you night light atmosphere in warm white for sweet night feelings and set your work light atmosphere in cold white for a more accurate color display.
  • ✅ REMOTE CONTROLLER - With a remote controller, you can control almost every setting in your hand without leaving the sofa or bed when you are in a rest. You'II set the light color and brightness, and even the timer settings when you are going sleep which is automatically shut the lamp down after the time. (60S or 10M delay lighting)
  • ✅ WHAT YOU GET - In the box, the package includes with 1 x Lamp, 1 x Lamp Base, 1 x Remote Controller(Batteries not included), 1 x Power Adapter and 1 x Instructions. Both classic black or white modern design floor lamp for you option.

This lamp is amazing! This IMIGY model is perfect for bedtime reading. Its sleek design and narrow frame allows it to be easily tucked behind a nightstand. The gooseneck can then be directed towards your bed for a bit of light reading.It was very difficult to choose between this model and the Brightech Leaf for our top model due to these great attributes:

5 Different Color Temperature and Brightness Settings

With this lamp, you will receive 5 color settings:

  • Warm White
  • Cool White
  • Natural
  • Yellow
  • Warm Yellow
  • All of these colors can also be dimmed to 5 different brightnesses!

Flexible Gooseneck

  • The flexible gooseneck allows you to angle the light projection at exactly where you need it.

Remote Operated

  • This is one of the greatest features in my opinion. Long gone are the days of climbing out of bed to turn off your lights. Simply click the button on the remote and roll over and head to sleep. The remote not only controls power functions but the dimming and color temperatures as well.

Timer

  • The timer feature is what makes this lamp the ultimate in bedtime reading. Have you ever fallen asleep while reading? I know I have. (Of course, the book always falls out of my hands and lands on my unexpecting face…) But what about your light? It stays on driving up that electric bill. Well, no more! With this handy timer, you can set the lamp to turn off automatically. All of this is controlled via the remote control.

Product Specifications:

Height
56”
Weight
6.45 lbs
Material
ABS and Iron
Bulb Type
LED
Warranty
5 Year Warranty



3. Brightech Maxwell (Best Smart Floor Lamp)

Brightech Maxwell LED USB Shelf Floor Lamp Modern Asian Style Standing Lamp with Soft Diffused Uplight Wooden Frame Convenient Open Box Display Shelves, 2 USB Ports and Electric Outlet Black
  • ASIAN ACCENT LIGHTING & OPEN BOX WOOD DISPLAY SHELVES: Enhances bedrooms, guest rooms and tv rooms with beautiful accent lighting. 63-inch tall floor lamp in an all-wood frame has three 10 ¼-inch wide shelves for quick access storage (e.g. the TV remote, phone) and for displaying vases, photos and art. Enhances spas, bedrooms, guest rooms and tv rooms with attractive accent lighting
  • CHARGE LAPTOPS & PHONES: 2 USB ports conveniently recharge your mobile devices including iPhones and Android devices. The shelf features a US electircal outlet to charge a laptop, tablet, iPads etc.
  • ALEXA COMPATIBLE & A COOL CONTEMPORARY LOOK: Works with smart outlets that are Alexa, Google Home Assistant, or Apple HomeKit enabled, to turn on/off. (Requires smart outlet sold separately.) Besides the great function, it comes with great style. Off-white shade, open at the top, softens brightness of bulbs for a diffused glow that's easy on the eyes for a warm, serene feeling with no excess heat.
  • 20,000 HOUR LIFE LED BULB INCLUDED: The Brightech Maxwell USB lamp includes a 9.5 Watt, 800 lumen power saving LED bulb so that you will never have to replace a bulb. It’s advanced 3,000K warm white LED technology allows this lamp to outlast energy burning halogen or incandescent bulbs. Save money and energy with the Maxwell. Note: Bulb not dimmable.
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEED WARRANTY: We proudly stand behind all of our products 100%, which is why we offer a full 3 year warranty. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us because our number one goal is customer satisfaction and we are committed to making it right for you. Applies to products bought from Brightech (not just Brightech branded) in new condition.

In today’s day of Amazon Alexa and Smart Homes, there’s gotta be some smart floor lamps out there. Right? Turns out… there are quite a few of them. But none of them really stands out above the rest. Except for this one. As our second Brightech submission on this list, the Maxwell model does it all. Its Asian-inspired accents will match well with any room in your house. Its multi-functionality can give any room that little extra something that may have been missing. Let’s go over some of these features.

Integrated Shelving

  • The lamp comes with three separate shelves that you can use for maximizing the space you will receive out of the room it’s in. Use these as functional or as decorative shelves.

USB Charging Ports and Electrical Outlet

  • The lamp and shelves come with 2 USB charging ports! Use these to power up your Apple or Android devices so you never miss that important call again. Not only that, but this lamp also comes equipped with an electrical outlet. This can be great for those with limited amounts of electrical sockets. Need light to work, but also need to plug in that laptop? No problem. Simply plug the lamp into the wall and the computer into the lamp. That easy.

Smart-Enabled

When paired with the appropriate smart outlet, this lamp is compatible with the 3 major smart home applications:

  • Amazon Alexa
  • Google Home Assistant
  • Apple HomeKit

Product Specifications:

Height
63”
Weight
12.55 lbs
Material
All Wood Frame
Bulb Type
LED
Warranty
5 Year Warranty


4. Adesso Trinity Arc Floor Lamp (Best for High Ceilings)

Adesso 4238-26 Trinity Arc Floor Lamp Antique Bronze FinisH, Beige Burlap Lamp. Home Decor Lamps and Light Fixtures, 82",3 Arm
  • 3-Light Floor Lamp: Ideal for living room or sectional. A rustic substitue to typical lamp fixtures and offers multi-directional light
  • Innovative Lighting Solution: Controlled with a four-way rotary switch on the main pole which operates as: right only/left and center only/all on/all off
  • Compatibility: Compatible with CFL bulbs & smart outlet
  • Easy to Use Floor Lamp: User-friendly, lightweight and convenient to fix. Has a clear cord
  • Each shade takes one 100-Watt incandescent or 13-Watt CFL bulb to provide enough light (bulbs not included in the package)

In homes with vaulted ceilings, having furniture or fixtures without the appropriate height can make the room a little underwhelming. That’s why this lamp makes our top choice for high ceilings. Its large arc reaches up and out accentuating your room’s vertical prowess. The three lamps hang from a height of 81.9”. That’s almost 7 feet tall! The burlap shades provide an elegant yet rustic look perfect for living rooms and dens.

Cycle Between Lamps

  • This lamp comes equipped with a rotary switch to allow you to select which lamps are illuminated. Turn on one lamp or all three. The choice is yours.

Sturdy Base

  • Because the lamp is so tall, it is important that you have a strong, steady base to support it. The Adesso has that base covered.

Smart Home and CFL Compatible

  • The medium sockets on the lamp accommodate energy saving CFL bulbs. The lamp itself can also be adapted for use with Smart Home technology such as Amazon Alexa.

Product Specifications:

Height
81.9”
Weight
33 lbs
Material
Metal
Bulb Type
CFL
Warranty
1 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty


5. Brightech Sky Torchiere (Best for Small Spaces)

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Brightech Sky LED Torchiere Super Bright Floor Lamp - Contemporary, High Lumen Light for Living Rooms & Offices - Dimmable, Indoor Pole Uplight for Bedroom Reading - Bronze
  • SUPER BRIGHT LIGHTING ~150 W EQUIVALENT LED TORCH LAMP LIGHTS UP A WHOLE ROOM - Do you want very bright light without expensive or harsh fixtures? The Brightech Sky torche lamp packs a very high 2190 lumens (at 3000K warm white), enough to light a large room. Its head easily pivots and shines light in any direction that you need it.
  • MODERN CORNER LAMP IS 3-WAY DIMMABLE - NEW MEMORY FUNCTION SAVES BRIGHTNESS SETTING FOR NEXT TIME: The Sky matches modern, minimalist, urban, casual and contemporary décor. The pole lamp fits easily in corners and the base slides under sofas. New: This uplight pole lamp's 3 way built in dimmer now remembers your brightness setting for the next time you turn it on and works with wall switches.
  • 20 YEAR LIFE LEDs SAVE ENERGY - GET HIGH BRIGHTNESS, NOT HIGH WATTAGE: These LEDs are rated to last 20 years (assuming 3 hours use/day) because they don't waste energy like halogen, CFL and incandescent bulbs. Instead of halogen lamps burning 200 - 300 watts, the Brightech Sky draws a mere 26 watts. And you don't need to replace any bulb because the light is integrated. The LEDs' color temperature is 3,000K warm white. Save money with the Brightech Sky.
  • BRIGHTECH'S HEAVY, STURDY AND SAFE DESIGN: We designed the Sky with your kids safety in mind. It’s weighted base and sturdy design makes it safe around children and pets because it will not easily tip. The LED lamp don't heat up so that you do not burn yourself when you touch it to reposition the light. Brightech lamps are built to last and are the safest on the market!
  • BRIGHTECH'S 3 YEAR PRODUCT WARRANTY: We proudly stand behind all of our products 100%, which is why we offer a full 3 year warranty. If your lamp has any defect or stops working within 3 years, we help you troubleshoot and/or send replacement parts or a whole new product. If any problems arise, please contact us because our number one goal is customer satisfaction.

Sometimes, we need to light up space but don’t always have the most room available. That’s why a torchiere-style floor lamp would be perfect for you. That’s why I recommend the Brightech Sky LED Torchiere Floor Lamp. Its slim design fits perfectly into any corner making this lamp the best floor lamp for dorm rooms or small offices.

Weighted Base
  • Due to the slim design of the lamp, a sturdy base is required. The base is weighted as to provide proper support for the lamp post.

Super Bright and Dimmable

  • This lamp produces a MASSIVE 1660 lumens of light. Making this lamp one of the brightest torchiere-style floor lamps around. However, sometimes that much light isn’t needed. Simply dim it down to one of three preset brightness levels.

Tiltable Head

  • In small rooms with limited light capabilities, it can be hard to fully illuminate the area. Using the Brightech Sky, you can use its major light-producing capabilities along with the tiltable head to maximize light projection to every corner of the room.
  • Wall Switch and Amazon Alexa Compatible

Product Specifications:

Height
63”
Weight
5.58 lbs
Material
Steel
Bulb Type
LED
Warranty
5 Year Warranty



6. LEONC Design Creative Lamp (Best Mood Lighting)

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LEONC Design 61'' Creative LED Floor Lamp, Softlighting Minimalist Modern Contemporary with Fabric Shade & 2 Bulbs Floor Lamps for Living Room Bedroom Warm Atmosphere(Tyvek Dupont 10 x 10 x 61 inch)
  • 💡PERFECT SIZE LOOKS GREAT WITH ANY DÉCOR:The Floor Lamp has a classic design and fits perfect in any room from modern to traditional décor. It’s simple yet elegant design makes it easy to place in any room of the house. in an authentic metal frame has a PERFECT TWISTING TOWER MORDEN DESIGN which can makes the room feel larger perfectly with the warm tone of the LEONC lamp’s illuminated, textural lamp shade. The overall look and feel of this lamp will make you feel warm cozy in any room
  • 💡BEAUTIFUL WARM LIGHT ATMOSPHERE: The texture in the fabric makes it almost look like a marble statue,light is very gently and comfortable on the eyes.The average height of LED bulb gives even light and builds a Warm,Romantic atmosphere. An alternative to unpleasant overhead lights, the Lamp provides soft yet plentiful room lighting to enlighten your indoor space. With Teyvek Dupont decorative shade, you’re free from the glare of overheads or exposed bulbs.family will feel right at home comfort
  • 💡FITS EASILY NEXT TO ANY ROOM : Easy to Assemble&Clean within 15 minutes without any tools,experience recommend two person assembly;It's easy to be cleaned with a dust cloth, No viscose, All recyclable Creative lamp is very lightweight, weighs only 3.7 pounds,Stands just OVER FIVE FEET TALL so that easy to move around to where light is needed most in your room.Lamp has a weighted 4 Steel Foot structure that prevents tipping,convenient to use on/off pedal switch allows you to easy tap by foot
  • 💡LONG LASTING & STABLE&ENERGY SAVING: The LEONC 61" Creative Floor Lamp includes two 7 Watt Power Saving LED light(Controller Not included,No Color Dimmer ) so that you will never have to replace a bulb. It’s advanced 2,700K warm white LED technology allows this lamp to outshine lamps that depend on short lived, energy consuming standard halogen or incandescent bulbs. This LED lighting will endure for more than 20 years without burning out or overheating. Save money and energy with Floor lamp.
  • 💡SATISFACTION GUARANTEED WARRANTY: Our goal at LEONC is to provide creative, innovative, and beautiful lighting ,We proudly stand behind all of our products 100%, which is why we offer a full 3 year warranty. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us because our number one goal is customer satisfaction and we are committed to making it right for you. 2019 New Installation Guide Video Link - https://youtu.be/OYFcUk69Kik

Sometimes, you need a floor lamp for mood lighting. The mood or aura of a room can really alter how much you enjoy being there. We all have our favorite room in the house. With the help of the LEONC Design floor lamp, turn any room into your favorite. This lamp is not only stylish but practical. Let’s look more into the LEONC Design.

Foot Powered On/Off Switch
  • The power switch is securely located near the plug and socket. This allows for ease of operation without having to bend over. This lamp is very friendly for seniors or others who have difficulty bending over.
Great Height
  • How many times have you seen a floor lamp that really should be called a table lamp? Not with this model. The pillar stands at five feet tall!
Collapsible and Replaceable Lampshade
  • The lampshade is of unique design. Yet, it is easily collapsible and foldable! This allows for ease of transportation from one place to another without fear of ripping the shade. However, if it is torn, it is easily replaceable through LEONC Design.
Easy to Assemble
  • The lamp may looks mysterious, but its assembly definitely is not. No tools are needed for its assembly. You can be up and running in just minutes.

Product Specifications:

Height
60.2”
Weight
3.75 lbs
Material
Fabric Shade, Steel
Bulb Type
CFL
Warranty
12 Month Replacement Warranty


7. Hsyile Lighting Crystal Floor Lamp (Best for Elegance and Ambiance)

Hsyile Lighting KU300171 Cozy Elegant Modern Creative Crystal Floor Lamp for Living Room,Bedroom,Office,Chrome Finish,3 Lights
  • Crystal,modern floor lamp chrome finish,high quality raw materials:Handpicked crystal,good light transmittance,throught a number of processes polished and refined.
  • Dimensions: 13 inches long x 13 inches wide x 59 inches high;Need to be assembled and easy to install,110V-120V, 3 x 40 watts; Base: E12 (Bulb Not Included)
  • This is an elegant ambient floor lamp that is perfect for rooms that require extra points, chrome hardware and crystal lattice shades that are perfectly filtered in the room. This is an elegant light that you can get while still understated and not gorgeous, you can use it almost anywhere,especially in the bedroom, and become the focal point of any room.
  • Quality Assurance: We are confident in our products, we provide a 24-month warranty (we will replace you with a new warranty instead of repair), to ensure that you are completely worry-free to buy, if there is any quality, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sometimes, you want to add a little class to your space without going overboard. If that’s the case, the Hsyile Lighting crystal floor lamp is perfect for you. It has a simple yet elegant design sure to make anyone in the room feel like royalty. This is one item I recommend getting two of for a complete set.

Real Glass Crystal
  • These are not some cheap plastic crystal pieces. They are the real McCoy. Heavy pieces of hand-picked and polished crystal allow for some of the most stunning light throws of any product on the market.

Steady Base

  • The stand and post are both constructed out of high-quality steel to ensure that your lamp stays upright even with the heavy top.

24 Month Warranty

  • This product comes with a 24 month (2 years) warranty. If anything breaks due to product error, Hsyile will replace the entire unit.

Product Specifications:

Height
59.1”
Weight
18.5 lbs
Material
Crystal, Metal
Bulb Type
LED
Warranty
2 Year Limited Warranty


8. Brightech Eclipse (Best Minimalist Floor Lamp)

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Brightech Eclipse Modern LED Torchiere Floor Lamp - Very High Brightness, Indoor Lamp - Living Room Standing Light - Alternative To Halogen - Built In Touch Dimmer - Black
  • SUPER BRIGHT LED FLOOR LAMP - If you want to make the brightest purchase without a large outlay, get the high lumen Brightech Eclipse. You enjoy the high intensity / power of a classic halogen floor lamp (which consume 190 - 300 watt), without the high electric bill, thanks to energy efficient LED lighting that consumes just 26 watts to produce 1236 lumens.
  • BEAUTIFUL, MODERN VARIATION ON THE CLASSIC FLOOR LAMP - Want compliments on your art piece floor lamp? A contemporary update to the classic torche uplight, the Brightech Eclipse features two minimalist rings whose position you can adjust and lock in place with the provided allen key.
  • DIMMABLE FLOOR LAMP & ADJUSTABLE RINGS: This lamp has a convenient built in dimmer touch switch that enables dimming the bright lighting. Select among 3 different brightness levels ranging from super bright to soft, ambient mood lighting. Set the perfect lighting for your space. The two rings are adjustable so that you can aim light in any direction - perfect for reading, watching movies, drawing, arts and crafts, and studying.
  • 20,000 HOUR LIFE & ENERGY SAVING FLOOR LAMP: The Brightech Eclipse LED Floor Lamp includes two circular LED rings with 28 Watts of long lasting, power saving light. So that you will never have to replace the light. LED outlasts energy wasting standard halogen, CFL or incandescent bulbs. This LED lighting is rated to last for 20 years without burning out - and it creates no heat. --- SAFE: Heavy base keeps it from tipping.
  • BRIGHTECH'S SATISFACTION GUARANTEED WARRANTY: We proudly stand behind all of our products 100%, which is why we offer a full 3 year warranty. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us because our number one goal is customer satisfaction and we are committed to making it right for you. Applies to products bought from Brightech (not just Brightech branded) in new condition.

Today, minimalism is all the rage. It’s hip and trendy. Adopting a minimalist style also opens up space in your room you never thought you had. However, it can be difficult to find furniture and appliances that maintain a minimal structure with maximum results. Our last Brightech submission on this list does just that. The Brightech Eclipse is ideal for those seeking a trendy fixture with powerful light emission.

Unique Design
  • This design is one of a kind. It has two light emitting rings that can be tilted or rotated for proper light projection.

Energy Saver and Cool to the Touch

  • This lamp comes equipped with energy saving LED fixtures that can stay on for hours and keep the lamp cool to the touch.

Built-In Dimmer

  • The lamp comes equipped with a powerful light source, but it can be dimmed down two levels. One at 50% brightness and the other at 30%

Product Specifications:

Height
75”
Weight
9.3 lbs
Material
Metal
Bulb Type
LED Ring
Warranty
5 Year Warranty


9. Simple Designs Home Mother-Daughter Lamp (Best Budget Floor Lamp)

Simple Designs Home LF2000-BLK Mother-Daughter Floor Lamp with Reading Light, 71 x 20.47 x 11.35 inches, Black
  • Painted Finish
  • White Plastic Shades
  • Floor lamp uses 1 X 100W 3-way type A medium base bulb (not included)Reading light uses 1 X 60W type A medium base bulb (not included)
  • L: 20. 47” (including reading light) x W: 11. 35" x H: 71"
  • Some assembly required.Recommended Light Bulb Shape Code:A19.Light Bulb Base Code:E26

Let’s face it. Sometimes, we just need a good lamp at a good price. Nothing too fancy, and definitely not too expensive. This lamp is just right. Our best budget floor lamp is the Simple Designs Home Mother-Daughter floor lamp. But just because it’s cheap, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have some useful features.

Adjustable Gooseneck Reading Lamp
  • The reading lamp is on a bendable gooseneck allowing you to direct light specifically for reading. The smaller lamp is on a power switch of its own making it completely independent of the taller lamp.

Plastic Shades

  • The lampshades are made of plastic. While not necessarily a desirable quality in high-end lamps, the plastic shades do offer some reprieve. They are much more durable than glass. Therefore, they’re much less likely to be broken. On top of that, the plastic shades do not heat up the way glass ones do. This means fewer burns from the shades.

Best Lamp for College Students

  • The durability and cost of this lamp make it the ideal lamp for college students. If for some drunken reason, the lamp is knocked over it is more likely to survive the fall. And if the lamp is broken due to a cause outside of its one-year limited warranty, it is much cheaper to replace.

Product Specifications:

Height
71.5”
Weight
9.35 lbs
Material
Metal
Bulb Type
Incandescent
Warranty
1 Year limited


Factors to Consider when Purchasing a Floor Lamp

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What do Voltage Ratings Mean?

Is your lamp rated for 110V? Maybe 220V? Why is this so important? Most places in the United States operate off of a 110V power grid. So… when you plug in a device rated for 220V, you will not receive the full capacity of the product. Not only that, but the device will pull more electricity in order to try and run it.

This can lead to an increase in power bills. The device may begin to fail over time as well. You see, with reduced voltages, a higher current must be drawn in to compensate. This can start to break down the electrical components of your lamp leading to failure.

Plugging a 110V device into a 220V socket is much more spectacular. The 110V can receive up to 4x the amount of electricity it is rated for. An exploding light bulb is a minimal effect. This can cause severe damage to the lamp itself. Your lamp may no longer be able to work. On top of that… it’s a huge fire safety risk.

If you are planning on traveling or moving out of the country with your new lamp, check out these sweet safety tips that can keep you covered! Be sure that you know exactly what you’re getting into prior to buying that new floor lamp.

Lumens vs Watts

What exactly are lumens? According to lumens.com, lumens are:

“a unit of luminous flux in the International System of Units, that is equal to the amount of light given out through a solid angle by a source of one-candela intensity radiating equally in all directions.”

Right… what they said…

In layman’s terms, lumens equate to brightness!

But wait… doesn’t watts mean brightness too? In short, no. Watts are actually a measurement of how much energy is used. You see, back in the day, there were very limited styles of lightbulbs. Pretty much two categories.

  1. It worked.
  2. It didn’t work.

Actually, it was mostly just incandescent bulbs. As these bulbs, drew more energy they were able to get brighter. Thus more watts… more light.

Nowadays, things are different. With the introduction of LED bulbs to the playground, lumens and watts have begun to separate themselves. Ideally, you want to find higher lumens with a lower wattage rating.

It’s definitely become much easier with the assortment of bulbs out there.

Bulb Types for Floor Lamps

Luckily for us, there are many alternatives out there to standard incandescent bulbs.

Halogen
  • Halogen bulbs are quickly becoming the standard for replacing existing incandescent bulbs. Out of all the light bulbs types, Halogen bulbs emit the most natural light to that similar to actual daylight. They are more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs, but are more expensive and burn hotter.

Fluorescent

  • These bulbs you will normally find in office and commercial buildings. They produce a large amount of flat blue light and last a very long time. These are an economical choice for brightening up basements and attics.

CFL

  • These bulbs–although more expensive– are a good choice of a lightbulb for household use. They on average last ten times longer than incandescent bulbs and save 4 times the amount of energy. When these bulbs do burn out, remember they can be recycled.

LED

  • These are the most recent lights to hit the market. More importantly, they are the most efficient lightbulb in terms of energy and tend to last next to forever. However, there are some drawbacks with these bulbs. At the moment, LEDs can only provide directional light emissions. This means they need to be clustered or provided with reflective guides in order to illuminate a whole room.

For more information on these different types of lightbulbs, check out this super neat article from HGTV.

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