A: These lamps are ideal for lighting up hard-to-reach places in your living room or bedroom. They offer a radiant light and can supplement lighting elsewhere. Floor lamps with power switches halfway up make good choices for reading lights. The best thing floor lamps offer is convenience. They can move around a room and address areas where your other lights might not illuminate.
A: For maximum flexibility look for a floor lamp that is height adjustable with a dimmer. This will allow you to direct the light exactly where you need it. As we age, we need twice as much light to read comfortably and reduce eyestrain. A dimmer will allow you to choose the ideal amount of illumination.