Waterford Crystal lamps and lighting options boast versatility. Choose a table lamp or desk lamp as a stylish lighting option, or a floor lamp to illuminate a corner. Waterford's lamp fixtures use crystal lamp settings detailed with Waterford patterns, and these electric lamps are highly practical.Details
A good lighting scheme is arguably the most important aspect of decorating and the most powerful way to define a room’s ambiance. Choosing the right types of lighting requires knowing a little something about the different purposes lighting can serve, the types of lamps and shades available, what some technical terms mean, and how to tailor a lighting scheme to your specific room and needs.
Table lamps are perhaps the most common type of lamp used today. They generally range in height from 25” to 32”, and they often serve double roles as task lighting and accent lighting. Because of this, most people choose to use medium-watt, soft-light bulbs in their table lamps. When choosing a table lamp, the shade needs to be in proportion to the lamp's base, as well as with the surrounding furniture. The shade should be at eye level when you're seated, and the bulb should not be visible. Generally speaking, shorter lamps should be placed on taller tables, and taller lamps should be placed on shorter tables. This will help keep everything in room balanced and at eye level.
Types of lighting: Lighting falls into three categories: ambient, task and accent lighting. Well-lit rooms feature a combination of the three, allowing you to be comfortable without squinting or straining your eyes. The number and types of fixtures will vary with your room sizes, décor and personal preferences.
You have the perfect lamp and you've carefully chosen a shade for it, but what kind of light bulb should you choose? You may not think much about light bulbs, but the kind you choose has the greatest impact on the overall effect and effectiveness of your lamp. Many people make the mistake of buying a light bulb more powerful than they need for a particular lamp. This unfortunately can make a lamp so intense or distracting that it is rarely used. The simple solution to this problem is to use a smaller bulb. Most table and accent lamps require no more than a 60-watt bulb, even if they are rated for something much higher. While it's very important to never exceed the recommended bulb wattage for a lamp, there is nothing wrong with using a less-powerful bulb.
Aside from wattage, there are other factors to consider when choosing a light bulb. Light bulbs come in four basic types: incandescent, fluorescent, compact fluorescent and halogen.
ABOUT THE COLLECTION
A name synonymous with elegance and luxury, Waterford was founded in 1783 by George and William Penrose in the ancient Viking city of Waterford. From the start, the principle that has guided the company for more than 200 years is simple: handcraft crystal "as fine as any in Europe...in the most elegant style."
The Penrose family knew the secret to mixing just the right minerals and glass to produce crystal with beautiful and mysterious qualities. When tapped, it sang sweetly. When touched, it felt warm and soft. The magnificent pieces crafted in Waterford's early period set the standards now recognized as the hallmarks of Waterford Crystal.
Today, Waterford is the world's top producer of fine crystal, and continues to be the brand of choice for the most elegant of table settings and luxury lifestyle accoutrement.
The Classic Collection
Bring centuries of tradition into your home with Waterford Crystal - a luxurious collection of traditional and contemporary tabletop items from one of Europe’s most iconic brands. Handcrafted in Europe using high-quality crystal, each Waterford piece will add elegance and prestige to your home.
Marquis by Waterford
Discover attainable luxuries from Marquis by Waterford - an exquisite collection of traditional and contemporary tabletop items for your home. Built upon centuries of tradition, Waterford’s most affordable collection contains designs crafted from crystal and Crystalline, a premium glass construction offering the same weight and clarity of lead crystal.
House of Waterford
Add a breathtaking, ageless elegance to any room with Waterford’s premier collection - House of Waterford. Built upon centuries of tradition, House of Waterford offers meticulously and superbly crafted fine crystal from Ireland. Every piece in the collection exudes exquisite quality and a luxurious aesthetic reminiscent of the designs admired in the most renowned museums.
ABOUT THE GUEST
Like his father, Tom Brennan was born in Waterford City, Ireland. From a young age, he aspired to follow in his father Leo's footsteps, carrying on the 200-year tradition of fine crystal craftsmanship. As a young boy, he recalls going to the factory gate to meet his father in the evening. His career with Waterford was launched in 1986 when he began his apprenticeship, learning crystal glass blowing and design techniques. Ever the craftsman, Tom's glass blowing expertise and his experimentation with new designs and shapes allows him to transform dreams into beautiful, hand-crafted works of art.