A: Swing arm lighting is very functional because it adjusts, allowing for general lighting when extended and tasking lighting when pulled closer. It can work well next to beds or couches for a reading light or in unique spaces such as above the kitchen sink.
Q: What is the correct mounting height for swing-arm lamps at bedside?
A: Swing-arm lamps are a flexible source of light that act as a tremendous space saver. You need to mount them at the right height though. Too high and they'll cause a glare. Too low and they'll make the light too tough to use effectively. The best way to find the optimal height in the bedroom is to sit up in a typical reading position in the bed. The swing arm should be just above the shoulder, to reduce shadows and illuminate evenly. While these lights may not be the same on both sides of a bed, you'll want them to be at even heights, so there may be some compromise involved.