Features to consider when choosing a touch control lamp
As you can imagine, there are lots of different factors that you need to take into account before you settle on your new touch lamp. In this section, we will carefully guide you through all of these considerations so that you can buy your lamp with confidence.
The very first thing that you will want to accomplish in your search for a new touch lamp is to decide how you want it to look. Most touch lamps are very modern in their design and can be broken into two different groups. Basically, you can either choose from a tabletop lamp that has the bulb on a small base, or a floor style lamp that has the bulb on top of a taller stand. These two styles will provide you with different amounts of light and will also give your room a different feel, so you need to figure out which one works best for your space.
Table style lamps, like the AUKEY Table Lamp, are great for bedside tables, as they provide a tighter area of illumination that is perfect for reading a book while relaxing in bed. If you want a bit more illumination for a larger space, then a floor style lamp is the way to go. The Nekteck LED Floor Lamp is a great example of this type of touch lamp.
Color temperature (Kelvins)
While the Kelvin scale for temperature refers to how hot or cold something is, Kelvin for lighting means something completely different. Basically, it refers to how bright the whiteness of the light is. The higher the Kelvin color temperature number is, the brighter the whiteness of the light. This scale can help you to determine the type of lighting that you want in your space. If you are using your lamp in your bedroom, for instance, you will want a lower color temperature for a softer light appearance. In a living room or kitchen, however, you might want a brighter or higher temperature light, for a cleaner, sharper appearance. You just need to be careful, however, as lights that are referred to as having warm light will actually be less bright than a model that has cool light.
The MAXvolador Touch Control Table Lamp is a perfect fit for anyone looking for a soft, warm light for their bedroom. These lights will make the room feel that much more comfortable, which is just what you want in a bedroom. On the other hand, if you want a brighter white, then the TaoTronics TT-DL13B is a good option. This lamp is capable of providing a higher Kelvin temperature, which allows it to produce a brighter white light.
Another important aspect that you need to carefully consider when it comes to finding your new touch lamp is just how bright you need it to be. This brightness is usually measured on a scale called Lumens, with higher numbers equaling brighter lights. Again, if you are using this lamp in a bedroom, the odds are that you can get by with a model that isn’t quite as bright as you would need in your living room.
The MAXvolador Touch Control Table Lamp is a good model for both spaces, however, thanks to their brightness of 800 lumens. This level of brightness would be good in a bedroom or a smaller living room. Of course, if you really want to light up an area, then the Nekteck LED Floor Lamp is going to be your best bet. It has a 2000 lumen limit, which makes it quite bright, even in larger spaces. Of course, it can also be dimmed, which will allow you to get just the right amount of light in the space you desire.
Something else that you will want to think about before you make your final decision is the materials that the lamp will be made with. There are several different combinations and options out there, so you need to think about them carefully.
The most common materials are metal for the base and plastic for the rest, which make the lamps lightweight and easy to maneuver. This style of lamp is also quite durable on its base, though the plastic parts can be broken if they are dropped or knocked over.
If durability is something that you really want to have in your new lamp, then the Boncoo Touch Control Table Lamp is a good option. This lamp is made with a cast iron base, which makes it impervious to damage. Of course, the design of this lamp does leave the bulb uncovered, so you would need to be careful not to bump or hit that at all by accident.
If it’s dimmable
Another key factor that you will want to keep in mind while you are looking for your new lights is whether or not you want it to be dimmable. Dimmable lights are really nice to have since they allow you to change the amount of light in a room to fit your preference. Obviously, if you are going to be relaxing in your bed, you won’t need as much light as you do when you are getting dressed for work in the morning, and a dimmable light allows you to set the brightness to fit the need.
The TaoTronics TT-DL13B is a good option in this regard, as it has 5 different brightness levels that you can choose from. Of course, this does limit you a bit, since you might not be able to get the level of light just where you want it to be. For that, you need a fully dimmable light that operates on a sliding dimmable scale, like the Nekteck LED Floor Lamp.
Something else that will play a factor in where you can put your new touch lamp is how large it will be. Obviously, if you are going to use your lamp on a tabletop in your bedroom, then you don’t want a huge model. Conversely, if you want to light up a whole room, then you will definitely need a bigger lamp. It is best to measure your space before you make your final purchase. That will allow you to figure out your size limitations and adjust your needs accordingly.
If the name of the game for you is space-saving while still being able to produce a lot of light, then the AUKEY Table Lamp is a great option. This model has a very small footprint, which makes it perfect for setting on a table or a nightstand. It also is quite bright and can be set to multiple colors, which makes it a good fit for pretty much any space in the house.
If the bulb is included/if it’s necessary at all
While you might think that touch lamps and regular lamps utilize the same light bulbs, that is not always the case. Many of the models on our list utilize specialized bulbs, which are usually, unfortunately, not included. As such, it is a good idea to make sure that you order a bulb if you decide to get a model like the Boncoo Touch Control Table Lamp since you won’t get one with the lamp.
If changing bulbs isn’t your thing, then you can just get a model like the AUKEY Table Lamp or the TaoTronics TT-DL13B. These two lamps come equipped with LED bulbs. These bulbs are rated to last 35,000 hours of continuous use. This adds up to about 10 years, and since you won’t be running them all the time, you can rest assured that the bulb will last even longer than that. This makes these lamps, and any other LED touch lamp, a hassle-free way to get great light.
Anytime that you buy anything new, whether it be a toaster, refrigerator, or a new lamp, you always should look for a model that comes with a good warranty. That way, should anything fail through normal use, you are covered for the repair. This is especially helpful for something as sophisticated as a touch lamp since there are different types of wiring that make them work in comparison to a normal lamp.
Even though all of the models on our list are made by reputable companies, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read through the warranties as carefully as possible. Many companies will claim to offer an outstanding warranty but will actually only cover some of the parts. By reading the warranty information carefully, you will guarantee that you know exactly what is and what isn’t covered by the manufacturer.