• Three for Thursday: Best Back to School Lighting

    It's that time already, back to school days are here! Here are some lighting ideas that'll make your student more productive no matter if they are in high school, college, or kindergarden. One day they may even thank you! Up first, from our desk lamp collection, this classic architect style...
  • Little Monster Desk Lamps Scream for Halloween

    Get in the Halloween spirit with the Little Monster desk lamp . These furry creatures feature flexible necks, and the LED light can be powered by batteries or USB. Oh, and they come in non-Halloween colors, too. More great orange and black stuff to share ... stay tuned!! For now, browse more energy...
  • The Apple iPad -- Get Ready for Your New Toy

    On Wednesday, Apple announced its "next big thing", the iPad . Even casual gadget fans here in the office were keeping tabs on Gizmodo 's live coverage of the press conference. This morning, I'm picturing thousands of excited iPad owners hunched over their shiny new toys. And I can't...
  • Digital Photos See the Light

    It's pretty amazing where digital screens are popping up these days. This innovative desk lamp design is case in point. It combines a digital photo viewer with a contemporary halogen desk lamp. The viewer will store around a 1,000 photos and can be used with both PCs and Macs. When you get tired...
  • Didn't Get What You Want?

    Did Santa not bring something on your list? Don't let the big man stiff you! We've got our huge January Lighting and Decor Sale going on now through the 24th. You'll find hundreds of deals on lamps, like this Moderne Black Desk Lamp (for only $39.95!), chandeliers, and home accents.
  • Back to School Tips Every Parent Should Read

    "Back to School" is in full swing now, and not just for those headed to college; see last week's post How to Create a Dorm Room Worth Showing Off . For those with younger kids heading back to class, I found some great tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics at this link . The...
  • Roundup: 10 Stylish New LED Desk Lamps

    Do we ever really think much about our desk lamps ? Well, we should. As I write this post I’m taking a moment to silently thank my trusty desk lamp that gets me through the day and throughout the darkness of night. Desk lamps are essential and are very versatile. Investing in a good desk lamp is...
  • Celebrate the New Year with a Red Silk Shade

    Browsing through the site today I came upon this Bickett Tobin red mini blossom table lamp . The hand-sewn silk shade reminds me of the colorful lanterns used to celebrate the Chinese New Year . The red color of the lanterns is believed to lucky. Who doesn't need more luck in the coming year?
  • Energy Smart Accent Lamps

    Speaking of accent lamps , stylish little lights are a hot trend. Consider this sleek accent light from George Kovacs ... It also comes in white , green , and red , and uses an energy-efficient fluorescent fixture. Perfect next to the bed for some unexpected flavor. There's also a similar model with...
  • New Designs from an Old Favorite

    When it comes to injecting a little humor into the lighting business, you could always count on George Kovacs . The man who invented the ubiquitous halogen torchiere also gave us the Save Your Marriage wall light and the Wobble, which he would dub "half toy, half lamp." This warm New York Times...
  • What's Up With That Lamp?

    Are you ready for some football??!! A Monday night party??!! OK, so it's actually Monday afternoon, but I still feel like partying because the NFL season is upon us. It's time to celebrate Sundays again! And Monday night. And certain Thursdays, too. So, the other day, in between Brett Favre...
  • Ultra-Adjustable Holtkoetter Task Lighting

    New to LAMPS PLUS ... another superbly-engineered lamp design from Holtkoetter. The Bedside Reading collection features a special adjustable lens that allows you to intensify the halogen light to a smaller point, or widen the spread for more diffuse illumination. The collection includes small and large...
  • Staff Picks: Adam's Gift List

    There's still plenty of time to order in time for Christmas (see John's post on shipping deadlines ). I thought I would offer up three great gift picks: For the romantic in your life ... These pillar candles are scented with fresh currant, great for the winter season. Clearance priced, in-stock...
  • Home Office Workstation Photo Gallery

    Design site Houzz has posted a new group of home office workstation photos that offer a bunch of decorating ideas. The one trait all the photos share is that they appear to cleverly utilize otherwise wasted nooks and corners. Also, they all look, to my eye, to need lighting! There are lots of opportiunites...
  • One Touch Lamps

    As we get older, operating the tiny knobs and switches on household applicances gets tougher. A new wave of touch lamp designs address this problem. You can turn these lamps on and off simply by touching anywhere on the lamp base. Many designs also offer a dimmer one-touch option as well. The Fresno...
  • Sleek Style, Plus LEDs

    Need more room on your desk top? Try this sleek, curved desk lamp design that features a super bright LED bulb. Not only does it have a small footprint, meaning more room on your desk, it also has a touch on-off feature that's really handy; just touch anywhere on the lamp base to control the lamp...
  • Tips for Office and Study Desk Lighting

    The Las Vegas Review-Journal asked us for tips on how to find the perfect desk lamp, especially for those heading off to college. One of the tips, "Desk lamps should be situated so that hand shadows don't obstruct your reading and work." You can read the entire article online here...
  • Staff Picks: Desk Lamps

    Buyer Gwyn Evans shines the light on some of his favorite desk lamps. These are classic designs that not only make a dramatic style statement, but also add bright and functional task lighting to a work or office space. Here are Gwyn's picks: (from left to right) Georgetown Solid Brass...
  • More Dorm Decorating

    The San Francisco Chronicle ran an article on dorm decor and showcased our Blue Glass Fluorescent Desk Lamp as one of its featured products. They also had this comment on dorm room lighting: "All of the rooms we saw had a single overhead ceiling light. That makes desk or floor lighting a must...
  • Win a Scholarship to the 2013 Design Bloggers Conference

    Lamps Plus is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of the Design Bloggers Conference Scholarship Program! The Lamps Plus Scholarship will be awarded to five worthy bloggers, and give them the opportunity to attend the Design Bloggers Conference to expand their knowledge and networks in the design blogoshphere...
  • Lytegem Desk Lamp

    The Lytegem desk lamp is a little beauty that was designed by Michael Lax back in 1965 and is now part of the permanent collection of New York's MOMA . The high-intensity lamp is great for reading, and you've got to love the space-age retro look. It comes in three colors, white, black and...
  • New! Sonneman Lightweights Table Lamps and Floor Lamps

    We love Robert Sonneman's modern designs. We now carry his Lightweights collection of table lamps and floor lamps. They're sleek and slender with a bold burst of color on top. See the new Sonneman Lightweights Collection here . See our all our fabulous Sonneman table lamps and Sonneman floor...
  • 3 Best Hobby Lights

    While doing DVD-drive surgery this past weekend (don't ask), I realized that...I couldn't see what I was doing! Which led to a frantic household search for a desk lamp , none of which really did the trick (too big, not adjustable, bad light). After the fact, I looked at our online desk light...
  • Father's Day Gift Ideas

    Father's Day will soon be here, so we offer this fast and easy gift ideas for dad. For the golfer in the family, these golf bag bookends make a great shelf or desk accent. More golf themed gifts . Or give him something to read by. This double gooseneck LED...
  • Lighting by the Stars -- Astrology for Capricorn

    It's time once again for our monthly astrology feature, and this month we wish a happy birthday to Capricorn ! These folks are sensible and organized, and they prefer friends and mates to act accordingly. Capricorn is embarrassed by extravagence and shows of ego. If you want help planning Elton John's...
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