The main benefits of cordless lighting should be obvious to most people, but did you know there’s an amazing variety of unexpected ways to use your cordless lamp?
Lladró’s Firefly Lamps at Coquette, a highly anticipated new restaurant in the vibrant Seaport area of Boston, USA. Credit: Lladró Magazine
Lladró’s wide range of cordless lighting options are rechargeable, with a run time of around 7 hours at full brightness and longer if dimmed, and charge quickly due to their low voltage. They are also able to be dimmed or brightened to suit the purpose they are being used for, and at their brightest provide a warm, illuminating glow ranging from 120 lumens for the Dome Lights to 600 lumens for the Firefly Collection. But of course, their most obvious benefit is that their ability to be used without a cord means that are able to be moved around, making them useful for a variety of situations where a traditional light would not be practical.
Here are our 10 ways to use your cordless lamp:
1. TO PLACE A LAMP WHERE THERE ARE NO ELECTRICAL OUTLETS
One of the most obvious benefits of cordless lamps over traditional lighting is that they can be used in spaces where electrical outlets are poorly placed or may not even exist. This is particularly true for older or smaller homes, such as apartments or terrace-style houses. These lamps are ideal for renters in particular, as they are not often in a position to renovate their homes to install extra sockets. Lamps such as the Firefly and Kokeshi collections can be used anywhere from bedside tables to bathrooms for added lighting without the need to rewire your whole home!
A tone on tone white table setting, featuring the classical and elegant White Cactus Firefly Lamp.
2. USED AS A DINING TABLE OR COFFEE TABLE CENTREPIECE
Cordless lamps are also great to use as centrepieces on dining or coffee tables. As these tables are usually located in the centre of a room, power points around them are not usually accessible. Even if a traditional lamp could be plugged in from a table, the result is an unsightly cord that will now be visible and make your home look messy or cluttered. Cordless lamps negate this issue and are also the perfect piece to add something extra to your table decor while illuminating the pieces you already have.
Lladró’s cordless lamps work in any space in your home.
3. MAKE YOUR AL FRESCO DINING EXPERIENCE FANCY
Finding the right lighting option to create a special outdoor dining experience can be a nightmare - regular lights are too harsh and bulky for the dinner table, but softer options like candles are difficult to keep lit when exposed to even the slightest bit of wind. The ideal solution is a cordless lamp! Lladró’s Ice Cream Lamps, for example, contain a leather handle strap that makes them easy to move outdoors when they’re needed, and softly diffuse light through a sculpted porcelain shade for the perfect atmospheric glow without the need to keep relighting candles every time the wind blows. Plus, although not strictly designed for the outdoors, the porcelain composition of Lladró lamps means that they are easy to clean, and if they’re left outside they won’t fade or rust!
4. AS A DESK LAMP OR READING LIGHT
Tight bedside space? A little lamp will clear up space for other things you need on the table, and look proportionate to your table size. Image: @h_bubu_home
The compact size of Lladró’s cordless lamps makes them the perfect accessory for a home office or study area, especially if you need some extra light to read by at night. As they don’t need to be plugged in, they won’t take up precious socket space that may be needed for all your office necessities, and their USB charging port means that even if the battery does run out, you can recharge right there from your laptop!
5. SOFT GLOW FOR MEDITATION OR PRAYER
Cordless lamps are also a perfect lighting solution for your daily spiritual or religious practice. The soft, warm glow of porcelain diffused light creates the perfect calming atmosphere for meditation or prayer and Lladró’s religious lithophanes are the perfect piece for a home altar. Unlike a candle, they can stay lit for hours at a time without any safety risk!
The leather handle on Lladró’s Ice Cream Lamps makes them easy to move outside when needed.
6. AS A NIGHTLIGHT FOR CHILDREN’S ROOMS
I’m sure most people can agree that the dark can be scary, especially for young children who might be afraid to turn out the light when they go to bed. In this case, a cordless lamp is a perfect solution! Lladró’s cordless lamps provide enough light to settle an anxious child, but their ability to be dimmed means that the light will not be so bright that it keeps your child awake, or disturbs friends or siblings who might be sharing a room.
7. DECORATIVE AND AMBIENT LIGHTING AT RESTAURANT OR BAR
Hospitality business owners will know the struggle of finding the perfect lighting for a restaurant or bar - too bright and the atmosphere is lost, too dull and nobody can read the menu or sometimes even see what they’re eating! Luckily, cordless lamps solve this problem beautifully. Just like in your own home, they can be used as table centrepieces or on a bar, and are customisable so you can create the perfect unique lighting to match the mood and theme of your decor. Plus the warm light looks great in Instagram photos!
Lladró Dome Lights are perfect to guide guests through your home at night.
8. A SOLUTION IN ASSISTED OR ACCESSIBLE LIVING
We all know that the worst part of getting into bed each night is trying to navigate through a dark room once you’ve turned out the lights. Imagine trying to do this at an older age or with a mobility aid such as a wheelchair, and it instantly becomes even more difficult. With a cordless lamp, however, you are able to turn out the main light switch by the door and still have enough light to get back to bed safely. The lamp can be placed on a bedside table, allowing you to turn it out right as you go to sleep, or, as it is portable, could even be carried with you as you make your way to your bed for extra illumination.
9. FLEXIBLE LIGHTING FOR WHEN YOU HAVE GUESTS OVER
A beautiful bathroom featuring the Lladro Coral Lotus Firefly Lamp.
Image Credit: @daniellawstudio
If you have ever stayed in someone else’s home, you know that trying to find your way to the bathroom or kitchen for a glass of water in the night can be a tricky situation. You might be unsure of how to navigate the home, but feel uncomfortable turning on a light in case it disturbs someone. Placing a small light such as Lladró’s Dome lamps in your bathroom, hallway, or kitchen could be just the thing your guests need to make their way safely and have a comfortable stay in your home. Plus, their intricate designs mean they make a beautiful piece of decor even when not in use.
10. EMERGENCY LIGHTS
Most people probably wouldn’t think of their Lladró lamp as an important piece of emergency equipment, but actually, it can be. If your power goes out, you may be left in the dark for hours or even days. Obviously, regular lighting will not work, and while candles and torches are great in the short term, they can become tiresome quickly. Your cordless lamp, however, can be used for up to 7 hours at full brightness without charging and can last even longer than that if it is dimmed. It can also be charged using a portable power pack or generator, meaning that it can create enough light to get you through an extended power outage.
The myriad of different uses of Lladró porcelain cordless lamps make them the perfect innovative lighting solution for your home or business.
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