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Lamps vs. Overhead Lighting

Maybe you haven’t relied on a lamp as the sole source of light for a room since you were wedged into your first apartment, but there are several reasons why you might find <a title="Quality Lamps" href="http://www.atgstores.com/lamps_869.html?linkloc=topnav" target="_blank">lamps</a> preferable to <a title="Ceiling Lights" href="http://www.atgstores.com/ceiling-lights_867.html?linkloc=topnav" target="_blank">overhead lighting</a>. Just to name a few ways lamps really lick the ceiling-light competition … <strong> 1.       </strong><strong>Installation</strong> Ha! What installation? Just plug it in. People like to say lighting fixtures are easy to install, but “easy” is a relative concept when it comes to things that can blast electricity through your body if you mess up.<span style="text-align: center;"> </span> [caption id="attachment_11455" align="aligncenter" width="177"]<a title="Crystal Floor Lamp" href="http://www.atgstores.com/floor-lamps/eglo-85335a-pyton-4-light-floor-lamp_g552417.html?isku=5228785&amp;linkloc=cataLogProductItemsImage" target="_blank"><img class=" wp-image-11455 " title="EGLO Lamp" src="http://ourblog.atgstores.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/bluelamp-300x300.jpg" alt="EGLO Pyton 4 Floor Lamp" width="177" height="177" /></a> Shocking, but in a good way.[/caption] <strong>2.        Placement</strong> Lamps are mobile, but once you install a fixture, well … they don’t call 'em "fixtures" for nothin’. It's a lot easier to switch out the fixture if the wiring's installed, but it's still more difficult than moving a lamp. [caption id="attachment_11465" align="aligncenter" width="178"]<a title="Contemporary Wooden Lamps" href="http://www.atgstores.com/floor-lamps/adesso-lighting-3201-15-espresso-floor-lamp-walnut_g176778.html?isku=1274579&amp;linkloc=cataLogProductItemsImage" target="_blank"><img class=" wp-image-11465 " title="Wooden Floor Lamp" src="http://ourblog.atgstores.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/woodlamp-300x300.jpg" alt="modern wooden floor lamp" width="178" height="178" /></a> Lightweight and ladder-free.<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;"> </span>[/caption] <strong>3.      </strong><strong>Versatility</strong> From a design perspective, you can alter a room several times over by adding, removing or changing lamps, or simply changing out the lampshades to mix and match with the rest of the décor. [caption id="attachment_11485" align="aligncenter" width="180"]<a title="Cool Table Lamps" href="http://www.atgstores.com/table-lamps/kichler-lighting-70283-2-light-woodlands-table-lamp_g204053.html?isku=1753381&amp;term=earth-lamp&amp;linkloc=searchProductItemsImage" target="_blank"><img class=" wp-image-11485 " title="Woodlands Table Lamp" src="http://ourblog.atgstores.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/woodlands-lamp-300x300.jpg" alt="Kichler table lamps" width="180" height="180" /></a> Your lamps want lamps.[/caption] <strong>4.      </strong><strong>Cost  </strong> Some lamps can get expensive, but there will always be a lamp that’s cheaper than the cost of installing a light fixture. Cheaper is not always better, but for someone on a budget who needs light more than luxury it may be the best solution of all. [caption id="attachment_11493" align="aligncenter" width="180"]<a title="Roomstylers Table Lamps" href="http://www.atgstores.com/table-lamps/philips-362341748-roomstylers-table-lamp-matte-chrome_g752051.html?isku=6595112&amp;linkloc=cataLogProductItemsImage" target="_blank"><img class=" wp-image-11493 " title="Philips Lamps" src="http://ourblog.atgstores.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/cheaplamp-300x300.jpg" alt="Inexpensive table lamps" width="180" height="180" /></a> Inexpensive, but not cheap.[/caption] <a href="http://www.atgstores.com/" target="_blank">ATGStores.com</a> is a fan of both lamps <em>and</em> overhead lighting, and welcomes you to vote for your favorite.
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