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Your Guide to Choosing the Perfect Bedside Reading Lamp


Newport Swing Arm Wall Lamp by Hudson Valley Lighting

One request we have been getting more of lately is for bedside reading lights. I am so impressed with the amazing options out there today. Such beautiful design solutions that actually fix a problem and don’t take up space.


If you’re building or renovating you have the luxury of no cords; installing lights and not dealing with cords as you may have to do with a finished home. This little pot light was put directly over each bed pillow in a gorgeous master bedroom of an older home during a renovation.

The best part is that you don’t have to stretch over to shut off the light as the switches can be placed within reach on either side of the headboard. The spotlight gives you just enough direct light and won’t bother the person next to you.

Even if you find the right light and it requires hard wire installation, many come with conversion kits from plug-in lights to direct wiring and vise versa.


So why go thru all this trouble? What’s wrong with just bedside lamps? Well, as bedrooms are getting smaller, like this bedroom found in a beautiful downtown apartment in Vancouver, is no room.

·For this client we will be installing something similar to this beautiful wall lamp in gold positioned above two custom-made slim bedside tables.


Holtkoetter Satin Nickel Magma Red Glass Swing Arm Wall Lamp from Lampsplus.

·If this is not your style then how about this one, great if your head board is deep.


Bruno Collection Scissor Arm Pharmacy Plug-In Wall Light

 Not modern enough? Here’s another one with more flexibility .

Brushed Steel LED Gooseneck Wall Lamp

If you need one to reach over your furniture, this one is perfect.


Holtkoetter Bernie Turbo 29″ Chrome LED Swing Arm Wall Lamp

Into something more trendy and like the Industrial look?


Hubbardton Forge Henry Bronze Metal Wall Lamp

Should it just be quiet and disappear like this one can?


George’s Reading Room 1 Light Wall Sconce

 Or be the star in the room?


Iris 1 Light Wall Sconce by Robert Abbey

One plug , two lights?


Lastly, there are also the multi-purpose lights to consider. Perhaps you need more light over all in the room as well as a night time reading light?


Possini Euro Plug-In LED Reading Swing Arm Wall Light

Whether you’re trying to get the right amount of light on your book without a glare or shadow, or you require light that is directly over the reading material but have no space on your bedside table or desk; these lights combine form and function beautifully.

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  • You couldn’t be bothered to list prices for these? Or include links so readers can learn more? What kind of review is this?

  • Actual retail price may vary from location to location. Most of the lights featured are from popular design collections which your local lighting store will be able to give you a price quote for.