To me these TV lamps are pieces of art. There were soo many different ones made by a lot of different manufacturers (Royal Fleet, Maddux, Lane, Texans Inc., Kron, Fuhry & Sons, Jacquelin, Royal Haeger…). The necessity of these lamps came about when televisions started showing up in homes. When watching the early televisions you had to watch them in almost complete darkness because of the low luminosity, making low light viewing a genuine benefit. The common belief was that watching the television in complete darkness caused eyestrain, hence the birth of the television lamp. Creators of these lamps didn’t just crank out some cheap looking garbage they took this opportunity to introduce wild designs with radiant colors into consumers homes. I actually started collecting these just recently. I hope you can appreciate their beauty as I do.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to use these just on top of televisions, you can use them as additional lighting in any room.
Here are a couple that I have and enjoy.
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