Shopping for Swing-Arm Lamps – The New York Times

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Swing-arm sconces place light-weight exactly where by you want it. And they are in particular helpful in spaces where you do not have wiring for a ceiling fixture or a area for a free of charge-standing lamp.

“I do adore a swing-arm,” said Heidi Caillier, an interior designer primarily based in Seattle. “They’re definitely terrific for directed reading light, and experience more discreet than a ornamental lamp that normally takes up actual estate.”

Ms. Caillier regularly mounts a pair of modest kinds on possibly side of the headboard in a bed room, or installs a solitary, large 1 in residing and media rooms.

But regardless of what the place, a major component of the swing-arm lamp’s attraction is its capability to transfer.

“You can tuck it away and then pull it out when you need to have it,” she said. And if you have small children, she added, a swing-arm sconce eradicates “lamps on tables that kids could bump into and knock over.”

Powder-coated steel-and-oak lamp with cord-primarily based dimmer

From $299 at Andrew Neyer: 513-512-4996 or

Brass sconce by Ralph Lauren

$669 at Circa Lights: 877-762-2323 or

Lamp with tension wire guidance

About $280 at EQ3: 888-988-2014 or

Two-gentle swing arm sconce accessible in a range of shades

$479 at Dutton Brown: 612-789-0530 or

Hard-wired or plug-in lamp with metallic shade

$489 at Cedar & Moss: 503-635-0820 or

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