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The Original 1227 User Guide - Part 3: Bedroom Lighting

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October 19, 2018
The Original 1227 User Guide - Part 3: Bedroom Lighting

This is part 3 of a 5-part series of guides on using the iconic Original 1227™ range at home. Written by design writer Charlotte Abrahams. You can read part 1 here (Kitchen & Dining Room Lighting) and part 2 here (Living Room Lighting).

For general light, hang a statement pendant such as Original 1227™ Pendants from the ceiling and fit it with a low wattage bulb.

Anglepoise Original 1227 Pendants

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Anglepoise Original 1227 Mini Table Lamps

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Bedside lights should be bright enough to enable you to read comfortably. The positioning is crucial – the light should be on your book rather than in your eyes – so make sure that the bottom of the shade is at eye level when you are sitting up. Style-wise, there are lots of options. For classic simplicity, the Original 1227™ Mini Table Lamp is hard to beat – especially since the pyramid based comes fitted with an integral switch. Or, if hotel-chic is more your style, try suspending a pair of Original 1227™ Pendants or mount some Original 1227™ Brass Wall Lights on either side of the bed. (This is also a great option in rooms where lack of space is an issue.)

Anglepoise Original 1227 Pendants by George Clarke

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Anglepoise Original 1227 Mini Ceramic Table Lamp

Photo: @citta

Dressing tables should be lit horizontally rather than from above so as to avoid shadows. Spot lights with flexible shades are ideal. If your dressing table is near a wall, then go for a wall mounted version such as the Original 1227™ Brass Wall Light or the Original 1227™ Wall Mounted Lamp. If not, the Original 1227™ Mini Desk Lamp would work if you can spare the space or, alternatively, you could stand an Original 1227™ Floor Lamp to one side of the table and tilt the shade so that the light spreads across the surface.

Anglepoise Original 1227 Brass Wall Light

Photo: @citta

Anglepoise Original 1227 Brass Wall Light

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A well-lit wardrobe is vital too if you are to avoid leaving the house in mismatched socks. These days fitted wardrobes often come integral LEDs, but if not, you can retro-fit it with an Original 1227™ Mini Wall Light. Cast light on free-standing wardrobes with a flexible wall mounted light such as the Original 1227™ Mini Wall Mounted Lamp.

Anglepoise Original 1227 Mini Wall Lights

Wall mounted lights are a safe and practical option in children’s rooms. The Original 1227™ Mini Wall Mounted Lamp can be adjusted to focus light wherever it is needed, while the super-sized Giant version would add a touch of wit and colour.