Adding soft lights with torchieres



Adding soft lights with torchieres

Introduction

There are many different kinds of electronic devices that can be used to illuminate your house like tube lights, LED’s, chandeliers and lamps. Many of these existed even hundreds of years ago and just got improved along with time. Many of the lighting devices are the improved old devices or they take influence in their design from the olden devices. For example many of the chandeliers are improved versions of old candle chandeliers, modern lamps take inspiration from the old gas or kerosene lamps. Another popular lighting device is the torchiere lamp which is the much improved version of the very old candelabra, they just have a slight visual similarity now. Candelabra was a candle holder with multiple arms.

Build

A torchiere is a long lamp with a stand (which is responsible for its height) of wood or metal. They are mainly used in places where overhead ceiling lights are not allowed or cannot be placed. Torchiere lamp can be moved around in case it causes any inconvenience. They are popular because it provides soft light to illuminate the room. The base is mainly made up of copper, stainless steel or lead. The base stand has many kinds of designs or carvings  in antique torchiere and it is just a plain metal rod in most modern torchieres. The base of these torchieres is 5-6 feet tall. The torchiere lamp has an inverted bowl at the top which reflects lights to the ceiling which is then bounced back to provide the necessary illumination. The bowl at the top is mainly made up of glass or other light metals. In antique torchieres even the bowl is found to be decorated whereas it is plain in modern torchiere.  Antique torchieres have just one light at the top while many of the modern have another smaller light that is designed to be a extended stem or as a branch of a tree which functions much like a adjustable pedant providing the necessary direct light.

Using Torchieres

Torchieres can make a good impression in any room and are cheaper than you would normally expect. They are an ideal source of light in large spaces like auditoriums or dorm rooms. It will also be good when placed in office spaces as decorative items. They can be placed almost anywhere from living room to bedroom, they give maximum illumination when placed in places where the ceiling is lower. It is also a good lighting source if you live in a rented house and you are not allowed to place ceiling lights.

 

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