The Most Atmospheric Lamp in Your Home—Floor Lamps

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I. What is a floor lamp?

Floor lamps are generally composed of brackets, lampshades, and light sources. The bracket or base is matched with the lampshade, and the light source includes halogen lamps, energy-saving lamps, LEDs, etc. At present, the commonly used light sources are LEDs, which are often used in conjunction with downlights, spotlights, and ceiling lights.

II. Why we need to buy floor lamps?

The floor lamp is easy to move, with colorful shapes, either tall and straight, or graceful, with a unique decorative effect. It can be used for auxiliary lighting in the living room and bedroom, and can also be used in study for reading.  

The floor lamp, as local lighting, is often used with desks, single chairs, sofas, and TV cabinets, making it tasteful and fashionable. As a sofa companion, it is often used in the reception area. Floor lamps are masters of atmosphere creation!

Compared with table lamps for living rooms, floor lamps have a wider irradiation area. For example, the illuminated area required for piano practice is wider, so it is more suitable to use floor lamps. When there is no main lamp design, the roof is relatively dark, and the semi-direct floor lamp is used to achieve a balanced light effect.

III. How to choose a floor lamp that suits you?

➢ According to style

Modern Floor Lamp

The modern and fashionable floor lamps are mostly made of metal elements, and the shades are mostly solid colors, such as black, gray and white, which are simple and unique.

Nordic Style Floor Lamp

Most of the Nordic style floor lamps use some natural materials, and most of them are relatively simple. They do not use various ornaments and patterns, and pursue naturalness and practicality. Nordic style floor lamps will give people a strong sense of exoticism, as if they are in a foreign country.

➢ According to the type of light output

1. All-round Diffusion

Without a lampshade, the light diffuses directly around.

2. Direct

The light directly shines on the target area, which is similar to the function of a desk lamp. It is often used for area lighting, and can be used for reading.

3. Semi-direct

It has the characteristics of all-round diffusion type and direct illumination type. When the downlight is used alone as the main light design, the ceiling will be relatively dark. You can try this semi-direct illumination type floor lamp to make the overall light appear more uniform.

4. Top-lit

It is a kind of indirect lighting. The light emitted by the light source is projected upward to the ceiling and then reflected back. Such reflected light is a kind of diffuse reflection, with soft light and strong atmosphere. But pay attention to the brightness of the upward projection to avoid over-illuminating the top of the ceiling, causing incongruity.

Modern Floor Lamp in Living Room

When choosing Chinese style, modern style or Nordic style, top-lit type or direct-lit type, you should pay attention to the color, style and the surrounding space, your own hobbies, usage scenarios, etc. to determine the basic style. In addition, when choosing floor lamps, you should also pay attention to the following aspects.

➢ According to the type of Optical Design

1. Blue Light Protection Rating

The anti-blue light level can reach the specified standard.

2. Illumination Level

The illuminance of the floor lamp can reach the national standard A level or above, and the illuminance and illuminance uniformity can meet the requirements of general lighting reading. The floor lamp illuminates a larger area and a wider space, which is suitable for a larger range of lighting.

3. Illumination Uniformity

It is necessary to pay attention to whether there are stroboscopic and glare problems, and there is no discomfort such as dizziness under the light, which means that the glare problem of the lamps can be handled well.

4. Color Temperature

The most important thing in the choice of floor lamps is color temperature, because floor lamps focus on regulating people’s mood and atmosphere. 4000k is a good choice for studying, reading and working.

5. Material workmanship, structure and electrical properties

Some floor lamps are made of metal, some are made of wood, and some are made of natural materials or plastics. Lampshades are generally cloth or PVC. The design of the floor lamp is usually very strong, which makes the whole lamp effect more high-end. The structural design of the floor lamp affects its stability, optical properties and heat dissipation.

So when choosing a floor lamp, pay attention to its stability. In addition, whether the light of the floor lamp has an anti-glare design, that is, people will not feel uncomfortable within the illumination range of the floor lamp. There is also the problem of heat dissipation in the light-emitting part of the floor lamp. Poor heat dissipation treatment will affect the service life of the lamp.

Arched Floor Lamp In Living room

Arc Floor Lamp In Living Room

Gold Floor Lamp Matches With The Modern Chair

Smart choice

Most of the smart floor lamps have rich functions, such as being able to be controlled by a remote control, turning off the lights after a delay, turning the lights on and off regularly, and so on.

     Floor Lamp With Shelves in Living Room

According to the application scenario, most people who practice piano use floor lamps with better illumination. The living room generally chooses a simple and elegant floor lamp with a color temperature of about 4000k. The bedroom generally chooses fabric, mood, floor lamps with a color temperature of about 3500k.


The current light source of floor lamps is generally LED light sources. Although LEDs are more energy-efficient than incandescent lamps and other light sources, when converting electrical energy into light energy, some of them are still converted into heat energy.

Because the light-emitting principle of LED light sources is to use LED chips to emit light, the chips are afraid Heat will cause the junction temperature of the chip to rise, which will reduce the luminous flux. If the luminous flux is only 70% of the original, it means that the life of the LED has expired. This results in a shorter lifespan of LED lamps.

Therefore, LED floor lamps consider heat dissipation from the inside of the chip, mainly using good chip bonding materials with high thermal conductivity, and mainly using good heat dissipation materials and heat dissipation structure design from the outside. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain the floor lamp well, and the place where the floor lamp is placed should be conducive to heat dissipation.

The lampshade of the floor lamp is easily contaminated with dust, so if you are afraid of trouble, you can choose a plastic lampshade that is easy to clean, rather than some more difficult to clean lampshades with hollow craftsmanship. Floor lamps should be cleaned and maintained frequently to keep them beautiful and prolong their service life. In addition, you should pay attention to how long the warranty period is when purchasing lamps.

The above is the introduction of floor lamps. If you have any ideas and needs about lighting design, please contact us through the contact information provided on the contact page! We would love to talk with you soon!

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