• Nine Great Nightstands

    If you think about how much time you spend in bed and how much you can really do from your bedroom, it makes sense to take great care when designing your bedside table. From reading and working on your computer to lazy Sunday mornings with the paper and coffee, your nightstand needs to be great. I’m...
  • An LED Banker's Lamp

    The banker's style desk lamp is a classic of form and function. It's been a mainstay in banks, offices and public buildings for a century or more. Now it gets a high-tech makeover! This new design, the LED Banker's Desk Lamp , comes with energy efficient, long-lasting LEDs. ...
  • How to Create a Dorm Room Worth Showing Off!

    For teens headed off to college, one of the first things on your back-to-school list is choosing furniture and accessories. The challenge here is doing something fun and functional with a those teeny-tiny rooms. We found some great tips in this article from the Montreal Gazette titled " Dorm Decorating...
  • Last Chance -- LED Desk Lamp only $3.99

    This adjustable LED desk light is battery powered, allowing you to use it just about anywhere! Right now it's only $3.99 -- that's 60% off the regular price. Price is only good through November 8th, so get yours now! Sale Terms and Conditions: Pricing applies to LED Adjustable Neck Cordless...
  • Z with LEDs

    From Koncept Lighting, this neat gizmo looks like a fold-up ruler, but it's actually a super-slim folding desk lamp . Called the Z Desk Lamp (you can also make a 4 and an upside-down L out of it), this design pivots and folds at two points, so you can direct the light as needed for reading and...
  • Lighting Design on the Bones TV Show

    Bones is a popular Fox Network TV mystery show that revoloves around the cases of FBI Agent Seeley Booth and his forensic anthropologist cohort, Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan. Booth is American rustic; Bones is urban chic. As revealed in an Los Angeles Times feature article , the Bones...
  • Lighting for the Aging Eye

    Michael Berman, one of our manager/lighting experts, was interviewed by the St. Petersburg Times about lighting for elderly readers. In the article, Michael says that a good reading lamp should do three things: Reduce peripheral shadow around the reading area to reduce eye fatigue. ...
  • Back to School Lighting

    It's baaaccck...and parents everywhere are rejoicing! What should be on everyone's back to school list? One purchase that will keep on paying dividends the entire school year is a great desk lamp . A good reading light will not only help prevent eye-strain and fatigue (especially in...
  • 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: Lamps...
  • 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) ...
  • More Dorm Decorating

    The San Francisco Chronicle ran an article on dorm decor and showcased our Blue Glass Fluorescent Desk Lamp (no longer available) 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...
  • 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 Robert Sonneman designed table lamps and...
  • 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...
  • 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 and small table lamps are a hot trend. Consider this sleek accent light from the George Kovacs lighting collection . It also comes in white, green, and red, and uses an energy-efficient fluorescent fixture. Designs such as this one are perfect next to the bed for...
  • New Designs from an Old Favorite

    When it comes to injecting a little humor into the lighting business, you could always count on one of the most well-known names in the lighting industry, George Kovacs . Mr. Kovacs passed away recently at the age of 80, leaving behind a rich history of design and innovation. He invented the now ubiquitous...
  • 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...
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