westinghouse solar lamp post – One of the main accessories you’ll ever buy for the piano is a piano lamp. You might think that choosing a lamp to your piano is an easy process, with no many details to consider. But really there’s quite a lot to take into account in order to buy a lamp that fits your needs, and the specific requirements of your own piano.
There is a difference between the type of piano lamp you would buy for a grand piano, as opposed to a vertical or upright piano. However, there are also lamps that will function for both types of pianos.
Now that you have narrowed your search, lets discuss the various lamp choices offered for a grand (or baby grand) piano. The most popular lamp design for a grand piano is a clamp or clip-on lamp. These lamps are created specifically to clip-on (or clamp on) the music desk (also known as the music shelf or music holder) of a grand piano. The clamp on these lamps will fit securely over the top border of the table, and will stay in position by tightening the 2 thumbs screws onto the rear of the clamp. There is no prospect of damaging your piano since the clamps have an interior piece that’s lined with felt to protect your piano. The thumbscrews simply twist the felt-lined clamp so the lamp remains in place.
These lamps provide you choices so far as design, colour, complete, lighting technology, shade sizes, brightness, and energy efficiency. One of the variety of lamps offered for grand pianos are: LED Grand Piano Lamps, which provide many benefits including low energy consumption, long lasting light, mercury and chemical free, non-glare light, very low heat light, without a bulb replacement necessary. Another variety employs conventional incandescent light technology, and has a 14″ color which swivels to a gooseneck. A third variety employs fluorescent lightning with a 22″ slim-line shade and a beautiful contemporary look.
If you have an upright piano, the best option is to use a background design lamp. These lamps are very similar in design to lamps that are used on laptops and table tops, however they are more geared toward use on the piano since most of them use a double adjustment arm and a cushioned shade so it is possible to fine tune the direction of the lighting where you need it the most (usually onto the music, or even in some cases, the music and the computer keyboard).
These lamps have a solid aerodynamic base that prevents them from readily leaning over, and the bottom of the base is lined with felt to protect your piano. Upright piano lamps also offer lots of variations and choices such as: Various color sizes, various lighting technologies (LED, Incandescent, Fluorescent) different styles, colors and finishes, and various quantities of wattage.
There are two piano lamp designs that operate on both grand and vertical pianos. First, there’s the Piano Floor Lamp, which has a long cylindrical shade and a long arm. The lamp can be placed on either side of the grand or upright piano, and the extended arm reaches over and positions the color over the music, light up your sheet songs. The second lamp design is known as a Counter Balance Lamp, (Balance Arm Lamp). This lamp is sort of a combination of an upright lamp and a floor lamp. It has a solid weighted base like an upright lamp, and a long arm and color that reaches over to shine light on the music books. On a grand piano, this lamp could be placed on the piano on either side of where the music sits. (Normally where a metronome or extra music books will rest). On an upright piano, this lamp could be placed on either side of the cap of the device, and the extended arm would reach the light over to the music.