lamp cord with inline switch – One of the most important accessories you will ever buy for the piano is a piano lamp. You might believe selecting a lamp for your piano is a simple process, without many details to consider. But really there’s quite a lot to consider in order to buy a lamp which fits your needs, and the specific requirements of your piano.
There’s a difference between the type of piano lamp you’d buy for a grand piano, as opposed to a vertical or upright piano. However, additionally, there are lamps which will function for both kinds of pianos.
Now that you have narrowed down your search, lets talk about the various lamp options offered for a grand (or baby grand) piano. These lamps are created specifically to clip-on (or clamp onto) the audio desk (also referred to as the audio shelf or audio holder) of a grand piano. The clamp on those lamps will fit snugly over the upper edge of the table, and will remain in place by tightening the 2 thumbs screws onto the back of the clamp. There’s not any chance of damaging your piano because the clamps have an interior part that is lined with felt to protect your piano. The thumbscrews simply tighten the felt-lined clamp so the lamp remains in place.
These lamps offer you options as far as style, colour, finish, lighting technologies, colour sizes, brightness, and energy efficiency. One of the assortment of lamps offered for grand pianos are: LED Grand Piano Lamps, which offer many advantages including low energy consumption, long-lasting light, chemical and mercury free, non-glare light, low heat light, and no bulb replacement required. Another variety employs standard incandescent lighting technologies, and includes a 14″ shade which swivels on a gooseneck. A third variety employs fluorescent lightning using a 22″ slim-line colour and a beautiful contemporary look.
If you’ve got an upright piano, the best choice would be to use a desktop style lamp. These lamps are very similar in style to lamps which are used on desktops and table tops, however they are more geared toward usage on the piano since nearly all of them utilize a double adjustment arm and a swivel shade so you can fine tune the management of the lighting in which you want it the most (generally onto the audio, or even in some cases, the music and the keyboard).
Upright piano lamps also supply a number of variants and options such as: Various shade sizes, different lighting technologies (LED, Incandescent, Fluorescent) distinct styles, colors and finishes, and various quantities of wattage.
There are just two piano lamp styles that operate on both grand and vertical pianos. First, there’s the Piano Floor Lamp, which has a very long cylindrical colour and a very long arm. The lamp can be put on either side of the horizontal or vertical piano, and the extended arm reaches and positions the shade over the audio, lighting up your sheet songs. This lamp is kind of a blend of an upright lamp and a floor lamp. It’s a strong weighted base like an upright lamp, and a long arm and shade that reaches to shine light onto the audio books. On a grand piano, this lamp would be set on the piano on either side of where the audio sits. (Normally in which a metronome or additional music books will break). On an upright piano, this lamp would be set on either side of the top of the instrument, and the extended arm would reach the light over to the audio.