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Bright idea: Task lamps at bedside

2012 July 20

A key piece on any desktop is a good desk lamp—something you can position the brightness toward the task at hand. And while task lamps were designed to live on a desk, there’s another place we love seeing these functional fixtures: at the bedside.

Especially for nighttime readers, task lighting makes it easy to focus light on a book or magazine instead of the whole room (and potentially cranky partners).  Plus, desk lamps aren’t meant to take up a lot of space, so the streamlined design works great on dinky nightstands in an already-small room. And no matter your aesthetic—modern, vintage, somewhere in the middle—there’s a task lamp to match.

Check out a few great spaces that take bedroom lighting to task:

Studioilse w084 Table Lamp by Wastberg

Studioilse w084 Table Lamp by Wastberg. Source: Apartment Therapy

Tolomeo Classic Task Lamp by Artemide

Tolomeo Classic Task Lamp by Artemide. Source: Apartment Therapy

Z Bar LED Desk Lamp by Koncept

Z-Bar High LED Desk Lamp by Koncept. Source: Contemporist

Dove Table Task Lamp by Illuminating Experiences

Dove Table Task Lamp by Illuminating Experiences. Source: New York Times

Tizio Task Lamp by Artemide

Tizio Micro Task Lamp by Artemide. Source: Home DSGN

What do you think of task lamps in the bedroom?

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