Lamps are simple and comparatively small lighting equipment. Lamps were being used from a very long time ago and across the years they were improvised and improved in various possible ways. Before the invention of bulbs, there were kerosene lamps or gas lamps which used fire to emit light. After the invention of bulbs the designs were altered to provide maximum lumination and also according to the design needs. Nowadays, The table lamps we find in market are user friendly and more convenient because of the additional features they offer apart from the intended lighting. For example, lamps with flexible necks that can be turned around to change the direction of light is very popular in the market.
Among the types of lamps that are popular in homes, touch table lamps is an important one. It is much more reliable as there is no push button or flip button on it to turn the light ‘on’ or ‘off’. The light is turned on or off by simply touching the lamp. It works on the principle of body capacitance. Manufacturers have now developed a little plugin box that can turn most of the normal lamps into touch table lamp and it uses the same principle. It is much more useful near the bed on the nightstand because at night we wont have to search for the button on the lamp in the dark to turn it on, all we have to do is simply touch the lamp itself. Most of these lamps also comes with the feature to adjust the brightness of the light, to do this we just have to touch the lamp multiple times till the lamp lights up with the desired brightness. Touch lamps are also made in many designs ranging from a plain rectangular box with a cuboid of very thin height as the base to lamps that looks like any other normal lamps with shades, but the shades of these lamps are rarely replaceable.
Apart from the placing it in bedrooms, touch table lamps can be kept at pretty much any place from living room to kitchen as it is very easy to operate and it can also function as a decoration item. The base of these lamps are mainly metal and are made into interesting shapes like long curved rod or other attractive conical and cylindrical shapes so that it is aesthetically appealing.