Swiveling Your Lighting Design with Swing Arm Lamps

Adjustable swing arm lamps allow you to position your lighting in numerous ways. Image courtesy of Edge Lighting.  http://www.edgelighting.com/
Adjustable swing arm lamps allow you to position your lighting in numerous ways. Image courtesy of Edge Lighting. http://www.edgelighting.com/

A new trend within the home lighting design industry might have your head turning. Functional swing arm lamps are growing in popularity and this type of fixture is perfect for those searching for a unique but tactical task lighting source.

Swing arm lamps add style to both your home's design and interior décor. Functional swing arm lamps are typically attached to the wall and used as wall lighting, but also have the ability to extend, swing or fold to your specific lighting needs.

Swing arm light fixtures are also an affordable and efficient way to brighten up the area surrounding the fixture. This specific type of light fixture is mostly ideal for those who want to increase the task lighting around a desk for writing or working on a computer.

Additionally, swing arm light fixtures can be used near the bed for reading and to supply a source of light next to you when you're ready to go to sleep. This will keep you from having to get back up to turn any overhead ambient light fixtures off.

Choosing your shape, style and material
Swing light fixtures are unique because they come in various shapes, sizes and alloys. For example, someone going with a more rustic-themed room could use a bronze and vintage-inspired style to match earthy tones and colors. Also, more modern-style swing arms can come in chrome or simple metal structures that look sleek and durable. With this type of swing arm lamp, you could give your office just the right amount of flair.

Debating over hard wired or plug-in
Wall lights come in two different styles: hard wired and plug-in. For simplicity, plug-in swing arm wall light fixtures can be easily plugged into an outlet and have a cord connect them from the fixture to a wall. These type of light fixtures can be hung as easily as pieces of artwork on the wall. For those constantly on the move or wanting as many options as possible, plug-ins might be the best way to go.

On the other hand, hard wired fixtures are connected directly to the wall. This will give you a better option if you don't want to have a dangling cord next to your bed.

Visit your local ALA showroom or go online to americanlightingassoc.com to learn more about all your wall lighting options.

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