Bath/vanity lighting fixtures supply task lighting, while supplementing the general lighting provided by ceiling fixtures. They are available in a wide range of styles, colors and shapes, and are being used much more frequently today than the older bath/vanity lighting strips. Newer
versions of bath/vanity fixtures are available with
either glass or fabric shades, which provide excellent
glare control while providing excellent task lighting for
grooming, applying makeup and shaving. They can be
mounted either above or at the sides of the mirror.
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Portable lamps can deliver ambient, task and accent
lighting while giving you the flexibility to move the
light wherever you want. Table lamps, floor lamps and
torchieres (floor lamps with an uplight component)
are available in a variety of styles to complement your
interior design. Small specialty lamps, such as clip-on-lights, adjustable task lights and desk and accent lamps,
fill a variety of task, ambient and accent lighting needs.
Lamps today are available with incandescent, tungsten-halogen and energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs.