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Desk Lamps Banker - Piano

Piano Lamps
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Free Shipping* on piano lamps and banker's lamps, plus Free Returns on best sellers. Stylish and functional, piano lamps are perfect for use on both pianos and desktops. Based on the look of classic bankers lamps, our selection includes dozens of designs to brighten a variety tasks.

Piano Lights and Bank Lamp Designs - A Brief History

In the days before electric piano lights, people would play by candlelight at night. But as it illuminated the keyboard, a flame's glare was also quite distracting to a performer. So a cover was invented to block the performer's direct view of the light source. Fast forward to today and the principle remains the same. Piano lamps and bankers lamps typically feature a wide, adjustable light source, shielded from view with a metal or glass shade. This design allows a person to direct light where they need it - onto a keyboard, sheet music, or paperwork - without causing extra eye strain.

Are piano and bank lamps interchangeable?

Yes, in most cases. However, some banker lamps have a decorative glass or green glass cover, and some musicians prefer a solid cover over the light source. If you prefer this style of piano lighting, look for designs that will illuminate the keyboard and sheet music, but not produce eye glare.

Why is it called a banker's lamp?

These types of lights were commonly seen in banks and other institutions, and the green glass was easy on the eyesight. These bank lamps were ideal for brightly illuminating the desk surface and reading materials.

Within our selection you'll find dozens of banker's and piano lamps, featuring a variety of decorative shades, finishes, and bulbs types. If you have any questions, contact us to speak to one of our design experts who can help select a style right for you. To learn more, check out our video and article on desk lamps.