Floor lamps are the latest bright idea in the field of great design ideas. Whatever lighting solution you need in order to enhance your indoor or outdoor living, choosing stylish lamps that illuminate any room with a touch of charm are never a bad choice to go with. Wrought iron table lamps & floor lamps are among the most popular lighting devices.
Halogen torchiere floor lamps, freestanding lamps with open, shallow bowl tops that create indirect "up lighting," have become more and more popular since their introduction in the United States in 1983. These lamps use halogen tubular bulbs, which reach higher temperatures than standard light bulbs. Since the tops are open, flammable items such as curtains can easily ignite through direct contact with the halogen bulb.
Most regular torchiere floor lamps use halogen bulbs that burn at temperatures exceeding 1,200 degrees, which is hot enough to fry an egg in 30 seconds! This is well above the combustion temperatures for paper, wood and fabric, which range from 350-500 degrees F. The Consumer Products Safety Commission has linked at least 31 deaths, 114 injuries and at least 350 fires resulting in $2 million in property damage to these lamps.
But Energy Star labeled torchiere floor lamps use compact fluorescent bulbs that burn much cooler, last 5 times longer and also use 80% less energy. For example, an Energy Star torchiere uses a 56-watt fluorescent bulb, which produces the exact same amount of light as a 300-watt halogen bulb. Energy Star torchieres have full range or 3 ways dimming, come in a variety of styles and have a two-year warranty.
For something fun and funky, you could use a yellow painted bulb covered in silicone. This is a pricey bulb, but it's definitely an ice breaker. If you enjoy brilliant colors with stained glass shades, have a look at the style stained glass lamps. You can find anything from stained glass, contemporary table lamps, desk lamps, traditional lamps and mica land lamps.
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