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RL Tips: Choosing the Best Lamp

Make sure you get the best piece for your room style and purpose

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How many lamps can you identify? There are desk lamps and table lamps while others prefer floor lamps and quirky statement lamps. Whatever you choose, make sure it goes well with your style and that it can serve its purpose.

Familiarize yourself with these lighting requirement types to help you identify that kind of lamp that you'll need:

Task lighting is bright enough for specific tasks such as reading, cooking, and light deskwork like writing or typing. It can either be general or localized.

Ambient lighting is available or low-key light that comes from one source or from various light sources.

Lastly, an accent light emphasizes an object, such as a pin light shining on a painting, or an up light directed onto a plant or an area in your room.

Picks and Styling by Dagny Madamba. Assisted by Tala Singson. Photographed by Paolo Feliciano.

Read the original article ("Light Up Your Life”) in the February 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

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