Floor lamps are lights that sit on the floor. They are not table lamps, which are designed to sit on tables. Floor lamps are usually taller than table lamps.
== Background and Identification == Floor lamps are a type of lighting fixture used to illuminate areas so occupants can continue their daily lives into the night, burning the midnight oil hours past dusk. Floor lamps exist in numerous forms that employ both artistic and engineering creativity, but all floor lamps (except perhaps the most decorative) are made to hold a lightbulb in a useful position within an area. Floor lamps generate light through electricity, producing heat as a byproduct. Floor lamps are only able to achieve their function because of the [https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_bulb|lightbulb], invented in 1879 by [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Edison|Thomas Edison]. Prior to the lightbulb, methods for lighting areas included both candles and oil lamps. Today floor lamps are paired with a variety of lightbulbs, including incandescent, halogen, and LED bulbs. For added creativity, floor lamps today can even be paired with color-changing, smartphone-controlled LED bulbs that allow the user to change the color of light emitted from their lamp with just a tap on their mobile device. Floor lamps are designed to rest on the ground but are usually moderately high apparatuses, allowing the lightbulb to illuminate the workspace in a useful way. Floor lamps almost always include a few key components: a base that allows the lamp to rest on the ground, a body (usually a thin, round pole extending vertically), a lightbulb, a lampshade, and a power cord. Floor lamps are similar to table lamps, ceiling lights, flashlights, and other [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_fixture|lighting fixtures]. == Additional Information == * [https://www.bulbs.com/learning/history.aspx|History of the Light Bulb] * [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_lighting_technology|Timeline of Lighting Technology] * [https://www.amazon.com/floor-lamp/s?k=floor+lamp|Floor Lamps on Amazon]