Maybe you haven’t relied on a lamp as the sole source of light for a room since you were wedged into your first apartment, but there are several reasons why you might find lamps
preferable to overhead lighting
.Just to name a few ways lamps really lick the ceiling-light competition … 1. Installation
Ha! What installation? Just plug it in. People like to say lighting fixtures are easy to install, but “easy” is a relative concept when it comes to things that can blast electricity through your body if you mess up.
Shocking, but in a good way.2. Placement
Lamps are mobile, but once you install a fixture, well … they don’t call 'em "fixtures" for nothin’. It's a lot easier to switch out the fixture if the wiring's installed, but it's still more difficult than moving a lamp.
Lightweight and ladder-free. 3. Versatility
From a design perspective, you can alter a room several times over by adding, removing or changing lamps, or simply changing out the lampshades to mix and match with the rest of the décor.
Your lamps want lamps.4. Cost
Some lamps can get expensive, but there will always be a lamp that’s cheaper than the cost of installing a light fixture. Cheaper is not always better, but for someone on a budget who needs light more than luxury it may be the best solution of all.
Inexpensive, but not cheap.ATGStores.com
is a fan of both lamps and
overhead lighting, and welcomes you to vote for your favorite.