Do you need a floor lamp for bright light? Basements, dark rooms and lower ceilings are just some of the spaces that benefit from the best lamp for a room without light. This buyers guide looks at the best floor lamps for bright light, finding the top rated floor lamps that will light up your space, with tips on what to look for and where to place them around your home.
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Let’s look at the types of floor lamp on offer that create and deliver the most illumination with our brightest recommendations.
A floor uplighter is a type of lamp that directs light upwards. This is a great choice if you want to create bright general ambient lighting in a room. Floor uplighters are also a good choice if you want to be able to move this bright source of light to varying locations within the room depending on the activity.
Best Super Bright Uplight Floor Standing Uplight: DEEPTILE 2500lm 3000K Floor Lamp
A torchiere floor lamp is a type of lamp that has a bowl-shaped shade that directs light upwards and outwards. This is a great choice if you are looking for a more traditional style with a focused source of bright light that reflects off of the ceiling.
Best Budget Torchiere Uplight: Boostarea 3000K 9W LED
A modern torchiere floor lamp is another uplight that has been designed around the small form factor of LED and replaced the traditional glass bowl to hide a light bulb mounted on top of a stem, for a thin disc like circular dish that houses an array of LED chips mounted behind a frosted diffuser. These LED Floor Lamps are very bright and adaptable to color changing and remote control.
Best Modern: 36W 4 Color LED Torchiere Remote Control
A corner floor lamp is a type of floor lamp that is designed to be placed in the corner of a room with the LED light source hidden facing away from you with the light bounced back off of the wall. This is a great choice if you are looking for a bright source of light that will not take up too much space in your room. Corner floor lamps house RGB and white LED chips that are dimmable, color changing and often remote controlled too.
Best Bright Corner Floor Lamp: Nordic Minimalist Corner 55″
An arc floor lamp is a type of lamp that has a long, arched arm that directs light downwards. This is a great choice if you want to create a more dramatic look in your room with bright, focused lighting. Arc floor lamps are often used as task lights because they provide bright, direct light that is easy to adjust.
Best Super Bright LED Arc Lamp: Brightech Trilage Multi Shade
A functional floor lamp is a type of lamp that serves a specific purpose, like providing task lighting or reading light. Functional floor lamps are often more expensive than other types of lamps because they are designed to perform a specific function and offer adjustability to suit the purpose.
Best functional floor lamp for a very bright intensity of light: Koncept Z-BAR
A decorative floor lamp is the most common type of lamp that is primarily chosen for its look, rather than its function. However, a decorative floor standing light that has a light colored shade that allows lots of light through, with the right light bulbs will be a strong source of light.
Best Modern: Ravello Floor Light
The focused light from a spotlight on the end of a flexible arm, provides a very bright source of light for reading and any other task orientated activity. You will see these used a lot in offices as they are very good at lighting up a workstation. Many of them have multiple LED bulbs that can be independently switched on and off, so you can use as much or as little light as you need.
Best Adjustable: VEYFIY Standing lamp with 5 Color Temperatures
The criteria for choosing the best floor lamp are important because it will affect your home’s décor and atmosphere. You will choose between different types of light according to what you prefer stye wise, but there is of course other factors to consider too to ensure great functionality and compatibility with the surrounding space’s lighting scheme.
There are several things you should consider when choosing a floor lamps size and construction.
If you want to know how to make a floor lamp brighter you need to ask what makes a floor lamp brighter than most other models? How bright is a ‘bright’ floor lamp? Here are some considerations:
The purpose of the light also needs to be considered when choosing brightness. If you are using the floor lamp for task lighting, then you will need a brighter light. If you are using it for ambient lighting, then you can choose a softer light as it will still feel bright. Brightness is therefore subjective and relative to the space and purpose.
Consider the different types of brighter light bulbs available and their higher lumen level of light output:
Don’t forget that wattage of a light bulb does not necessarily mean a greater amount of light output, just look at how efficient LED is.
When choosing a light bulb, you will also want to consider the Kelvin Temperature. The Kelvin Temperature is a measure of the color of light. The lower the Kelvin Temperature, the warmer the light. The higher the Kelvin Temperature, the cooler the light.
Incandescent light bulbs have a lower Kelvin Temperature of around 2700K which gives off a warmer, yellowish light.
LEDs can have a higher Kelvin Temperature of around 4000K which gives off a brighter, whiter light. This isn’t flattering for residential use but is the most effective at giving a room a brighter crisper feel.
The color temperature is a matter of personal preference. If you want a bright, white light then choose an LED with a high Kelvin Temperature. If you prefer a softer, yellow light then choose an incandescent light bulb.
When it comes to choosing a material for your floor lamp, there are a few things to consider.
Using an energy-efficient floor lamp will help you reduce your electricity bills in the long term. This is good for the environment and also means you’ll save money in the long run.
Floor lamps that use LED bulbs are a great choice because they use less energy and are safer than other types of lamps.
The expectation is that models with in built LED light sources (not LED bulbs you add to) should have a lifespan of at least 30,000 hours if not 50,000 with a depreciation of brightness at no less than 30% at that point.
There are many great floor lamp brands on the market today. Some of our favorites include Adesso, Aladdin, Artemide, and Flos. These brands offer a wide range of styles, materials, and price points, so you’re sure to find the perfect floor lamp for your needs.
You can put this floor light wherever it is most convenient for you and near a power outlet, but if you are still wondering where to put floor lamps to get the most light out of them, check out these tips.
The best bright floor lamps for a living room will be tall enough to cast the light well around the room and usually best positioned in a corner so light can be reflected off of the wall and back into the space.
However, if you’re looking for a place to put a floor lamp, the best spot is usually next to the sofa. This is where people spend most of their time in the living room, so it’s a good place to have extra light. You should combine the floor lamp with another light source in the room to get the perfect amount of light.
The best bright floor lamps for a bedroom will have a lamp that is soft and calming. A good place to put a bright floor lamp in a bedroom is next to your bed so you can easily read before going to sleep but not be too bright that it’s uncomfortable as you wind down before sleeping.
If you’re looking for the best bright floor lamp for an office, you’ll want to choose a lamp that is tall and gives off a lot of light. A good place to put a bright floor lamp in an office is next to your desk so you can easily see what you’re working on. Glare is a consideration though so it does need to be placed at the side of your eyeline to ensure that eye strain is minimised and you are benefiting from the reflected light onto the desk.
It’s unusual to place one in a kitchen but combination family kitchen diners now require them to be multi functional. The best bright floor lamps for a kitchen will be tall enough to cast light well around the room and usually best positioned in a corner too so light can be reflected off of the wall and ceiling and importantly close enough onto the brighter task lighting areas of working and food preparation. They must of course have the functionality with style.
The best bright floor lamps for a dining room will be tall enough to cast light well around the room and usually best positioned in a corner so light can be reflected off of the wall and back across the dining table. You should also combine the floor lamp with other light sourcea in the room to get the perfect amount of light. You can also use floor lamps to accent other pieces in the room, such as a painting or sculpture.
If you have a room that doesn’t get a lot of natural light, you’ll want to choose a bright floor lamp that gives off a lot of light. A good place to put a bright floor lamp in a dark room is in every corner, as the light source is positioned approximately in the middle of the height of the space, casting light both upwards and across the space and downwards too.
In a dark room or one with low ceilings, you’ll want to choose a bright floor lamp that is tall and slender. This will give the illusion of more space and make the room feel brighter. You should also place the lamp in a corner so it can reflect light off of the walls.
Basements with lower ceilings and little natural light should combine both of the above considerations. They will benefit from being an uplighter styled design in one corner, that punches alot of light up and out across the room, but counter this technique with a softer illumination cast through a fabric shade.
In conclusion, when choosing the best floor lamps for bright light, it is important to consider the height of the lamp, the material it is made from, the price, and where you will be placing it in the room. These factors will help you narrow down your choices and find the perfect floor lamp for your home.
We hope this guide has been helpful, do have a look at the many articles we have within this website that will teach you alot more about how to choose lighting for your home.
, the owner of Orange Lighting qualified and worked as an interior designer in 1993 before specialising in lighting working on high profile projects based in London. Since starting Orange Lighting Ltd in 2003 he has been sharing his knowledge and unique teaching style mostly to his designer clients, offering practical real life advice born from running a busy consultancy and lighting supply business. Launching in 2020, his blog has evolved into Quick & Easy Lighting, curating some 25 years design experience into making the lighting choice and design process achievable and easy to understand for all.
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