You will find that gooseneck lamps are great when it comes to adding light to any room. Their biggest plus is that they are extremely flexible and as such can be twisted and turned in almost any direction. The neck of the lamp is long and stretches in different directions, which is why this kind of lamp is named such.
Gooseneck lamps are made from a variety of materials including hard plastic and metal. They are found in many different shapes and sizes and are also available in a variety of different colors. Usually they are turned on and off using a small toggle switch.
A gooseneck desk lamp is perfect for those who have to concentrate on tedious writing or financial projects or anyone who is studying. Reading in dim light can cause tremendous eyestrain and can lead to problems with headaches as well. One popular style of desk lamp is the gooseneck with two adjustable lamps. This means that light can be focused on two separate locations while working, a great help if you have to copy from one book to another for example.
You can also find these lamps that are designed to mount on the wall. They are very useful to attach above a bed or a favorite reading chair. You can usually choose from several different types of bulb, some have halogen bulbs, some regular light bulbs and some use small fluorescent bulbs. Metal shades tend to become hotter, over time, than the hard plastic shades so you do have to be careful when handling the lamp with a metal shade as it can burn you.
A gooseneck floor lamp is usually designed to use for reading in a living room. They are also great for providing accent lighting, and for highlighting items such as wall hangings, furniture or decorations.