A floor lamp can be an attractive alternative to overhead lighting in any room, but if your space only has one source of ambient light, it won’t be as effective at creating even illumination. To get the best effect from a floor lamp, you’ll want to make sure that you’re getting an even spread of light throughout the room. Follow these tips to keep your lamps shining brightly and spreading even light throughout your space.
Step 1 – Measure Your Room
Measure from wall-to-wall and ceiling-to-floor. This will tell you how big a spotlight you need. You want to ensure that your light fixture spreads light evenly throughout the space, so it is important not to overlook these steps. Be sure that all four sides of your floor lamp are even. If there are obstacles on any side, be sure to measure them in order for your lighting fixture installation to be done correctly and in a timely manner.
Step 2 – Identify Height Restrictions
Look for a Spotlight with a protective cover. This will help prevent anyone from burning themselves on your lamp or hurting themselves by tripping over it while you’re trying to use it. Some people might also want spotlights with wheels and casters so they can move them around without any effort, but they can also be more difficult to use if you’re trying to find a specific floor-level light source. If you do opt for a spotlight that has wheels, make sure that you pay attention when moving it, since bumping into things is much easier than using static floor lamps. Try picking up a few different brands and models before buying one, so you know exactly what height range works best for your area.
Step 3 – Determine the Wattage Needed
To get an even spread, you’ll need a combination of spots that are high-output and medium-output, with most likely one spotlight floor lamp contributing at least 60 watts. To accomplish that, look for luminaires ranging from 250–1,000 watts. An intensity control is usually a good thing—to switch things up and add variety to your home or office space. (Think about how much more fun it is to drive a sports car than a beige sedan). One final tip for choosing lighting: Many experts agree there’s nothing wrong with dimming floor lamps in addition to switching off bulbs that are already turned on. That way you can save money by lowering total wattage usage when necessary.
Step 4 – Decide on Type and Style
Not all floor lamps are alike. Just like any other product, some types and styles of floor lamps work better than others. For example, a spotlighting floor lamp will help you illuminate a single area. While a trolley or tripod can be moved around as needed. Whatever kind you choose, consider what’s most important in your space (lighting one specific area? lighting multiple areas?). A spotlighting style will provide more focused lighting. A trolley or tripod will provide flexibility in where it can be placed. You’ll also want to think about its height (for instance, taller people may prefer something taller than someone else). All these factors should factor into your choice – but ultimately it comes down to aesthetics.
Step 5 – Check Out Finishes
If you are looking for a specific material for your lighting fixture. Remember that it’s good practice to check out what finishes are available from each manufacturer. For example, if you want copper but not polished copper, be sure to also look at brushed copper or even copper patina as a potential finish option. The most important thing is to find a light fixture that matches your vision and complements its surroundings. Also don’t forget about style. There is more than one way to light up your home!
Step 6 – Consider Adding Dimmers
Most floor lamps aren’t designed for use with dimmers. If your space requires a lot of spotlight golv and you want more control, consider adding dimmers so that you can control where and how much light is being emitted by individual lights in different areas. Just keep in mind that it’s difficult to get an even spread of light. When you have different wattage bulbs in one lamp. Consider having at least one or two full-wattage bulbs and then a couple of lower wattage ones. To achieve better brightness uniformity.
Step 7 – Look at Color Temperature Ratings
When picking a light source for a room, it’s important to consider two key factors. Brightness (measured in lumens) and color temperature. Color temperature is measured on a Kelvin scale, which essentially measures how warm or cool a light looks. For instance, incandescent bulbs measure in at around 2,500 degrees K. Whereas LED lights and natural sunlight measure in at over 6,000 degrees K. Lower color temperatures often feel warmer and provide more ambient lighting that can make your space feel cozier. Higher color temperatures can seem brighter but more harsh.