Clamp & Shelf Lamps
Table lights that clamp to desktops, shelves, and other surfaces have the obvious benefit of being more secure than most freestanding table lamps, while still being easily and quickly moved and adjusted. As a result, many lights with standard counterbalanced bases are also available with clamps instead.
Clamp lamps were among some of the earliest examples of lighting design, having been created to make the work of draughtsmen and engineers easier. The legacy of these early designer lights is felt in many lights, such as Link Clamp from Pablo, Kelvin Edge from Flos, and Koncept's Z-Bar table lamps, Mini Warm, Mini Cold, Slim, and Solo. NJP from Louis Poulsen blends spartan minimalism with mid-century modern lines to offer a distinctive presence, while Bluebird T Halo from B.lux and Davide Groppi's Morsetto draw complexity of character out of a counterbalance effect.
Shelf lamps, a sub-group of clamp lamps, were developed as a way to add feature and accent lighting to spaces in which shelving prevents the placement of floor or table lamps. Projecteur 165 from Nemo combines this versatility with the glamour of the Hollywood spotlight, while Petite Bracket from B.lux allows you to adapt Petite table lamp's mid-century sensibility into a clamp lamp.