• 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...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Surf's Up with Giclee Table Lamps

    Summer is here, though with our "June gloom" in the Los Angeles area you might not think so. To get in the spirit of the season, we offer these fun, beach and surfing-themed table lamps. Each features an exclusive pattern design custom printed giclee style on art canvas. Catch a wave...
  • Fun iPod Speakers

    Looking for an accessory for your iPod? These speakers use LED lights to put on an ever-changeing visual display to the music being played. Just hook them up to your iPod and sit back and watch the show! We tested these at the office on the new Apples in Stereo album (recommended!) and they sound...
  • Modern & Classic Office Decorating Ideas

    When decorating my own office, I turned to my Office Space Pinterest board for inspiration. I knew I wanted something modern but with classic items that will last through the years. Here are two office spaces — one modern, one classic. I could see myself in both! What about you? You can get the...
  • College Dorm Room Decorating

    It's that time of the year where parents and students are putting the final touches on plans that have been years in the making. Part of the planning ahead of move-in day should include creating a comfortable, livable dorm room atmosphere to ease the transition into college life. What qualities can...
  • The New Look in Party Lights

    Lava lights have long been the hit of the party, but new LED technology and other new designs are quickly changing that. One example is this futuristic flatscreen Polygon Phaser party light. The device puts on an ever-changing display of shifting polygons that's as soothing as it is mesmerizing...
  • Five Affordable Must-Haves for a Luxurious Decor

    No matter the economy, you don't need a lot of cash to live well. Here are five must-haves that won't break the bank for a luxurious decor: 1. The Perfect Desk Light No matter what the season a good book is great company, but to enjoy it you need a great desk lamp . Pick something that...
  • Kid's Desk Lamps with Character

    Homework is never fun, despite what my sister used to say! But it can seem like less of a chore if done in a bright and inviting room space. Here are some kid's desk lamps that will have your little characters studying in style. Another great plus - these are all under $100. The Little Monster...
  • A Little "Wow" for Your Workspace

    It sure gets dark early now that daylight savings time is over. Keep things bright, cheery, and inspired with something fun and stylish on your desk ! Whether you're slogging through charts and spreadsheets at the office, or just seeing what's new on YouTube at your home computer, here are a...
  • Black and White Room Ideas

    The holidays are just a memory and spring is too far off to give off more than a glimmer of hope. Winter is a long time going this time of year and days blend into a bland repetition of unending routine. There’s no better time to inject a little drama - the good kind - into your life and there’s...
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