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Transitional Desk Lamps

Design Tips:

  • Desk lamps can be used as small table lamps on console tables in small spaces like entries or hallways.
  • Use a high wattage lamp to get maximum light from the desk lamp so tasks are well lit. Do not exceed the maxium wattage suggested by the manufacturer.
  • Chose a transitional desk lamp with a gooseneck or adjustable arm if using the desk lamp for crafting, scrapbooking or sewing projects.
Transitional desk lamps can blend in with a number of style home offices, work spaces, libraries, offices and craft room interiors. These chameleons of design seamlessly blend old with new to create a desk lamp that does double duty as stylish décor and functional task lighting. Desk lamps can be used on desk, work surfaces, kitchen counters and bedroom desks—anywhere work is done or a computer is placed. Typically smaller than a table lamp and often having a swing arm or adjustable arm, desk lamps are functional lighting that lights the work surface for everything from bill paying to crafting or scrapbooking.


For every desk lamp there is a home décor style to match it. Transitional desk lamps can be chameleons of design, blending in with both traditional and modern interiors and everything in between. Finishes on transitional desk lamps range from antiqued brass and patina bronze to sleek, colorful powder-coated metals to silvery chromes, nickels and stainless steel. Glass shades can be frosted, seeded glass, colored glass, Tiffany stained glass or clear to maximize the style of the transitional desk lamp.


Transitional desk lamps can be used throughout the home, office, library, dorm or hotel—wherever a work station is, a desk lamp can provide the perfect task light. Desk lamps are useful on both student and professional desk for adding light as well as style to the work area. Desk lamps can sit atop the desk or be clamped to the side to safe on space—great for small desks or areas that need maximum work surface. Desk lights can be used in crafting areas as well as wherever bills are payed or the lap top is stationed. Kitchens, home offices, corner of the family room, bedrooms or basements can all benefit from a desk lamp on a desk or work surface.


The Arcadian Home collection of desk lamps includes transitional desk lamps by such leading designers as: Kenroy, Lite Source, House of Troy, and Meyda Tiffany. For additional lighting options, browse our wide selection of lamps, including table lamps and desk lamps.

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Brass desk lamps have been a classic addition to desks and pianos for years. The House Of Troy 10" Polished Brass and Black Marble Transitional Piano/Desk Lamp seen here is a handsome example of this classic desk lamp. Desk lamps can be used as intended on a desk or other work surface in the home or home office. They also make wonderful lights for pianos. A home office would get a touch of elegance with a brass and marble transitional desk lamp like the one pictured here. Paired with rich mahogany and traditional style furnishings, a stylish transitional desk lamp would add elegance as well as functional task light to a work area in the home, dorm or office.

Q & A of the Day

  • Does The Uttermost Marius Task Transitional Desk Lamp model #UM-29838-1 work with a dimmer?
    Cheryl Feb 13, 2011
    The Uttermost Marius Task Transitional Desk Lamp - UM-29838-1 uses an 60W incandescent bulb and IS dimmable with a separate inline dimmer.
    Elizabeth - Arcadian Lighting Feb 15, 2011

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