There's a well-documented history of lamps, you know, if you care to look.
You can dig into " A Brief History of the Anglepoise Lamp".
Then you have "Oil Lamps in American History" - a must for any avid reader!
And, not forgetting "The Story of the Modern Desk Lamp, Part 1" (can't wait for Part 2 - can you?).
And so it goes on - there are umpteen stories out there on the evolution of lamps just waiting for you to find! Riveting stuff, I hear you say!
Well, maybe not - like me, I guess you take lamps for what they are - decorative and useful. The history of their development is a closed book to most folks except those out-and-out enthusiasts who are deeply into the technological developments in lighting - and, more specifically standard lighting.
Even so, the 3 way floor lamps selected here are suggestive of that history with their period looks and attractive styles.
This theme has been deliberately chosen to suit those folks whose home decor is in the same period mode as these lighting standards. Hence the torchiere and down bridge designs among others. And the finishes, chrome/black, oil brushed bronze, for example, reflect those decor styles.
But the traditional looks have not been achieved at the expense of modern technology in the performance of these models. In general, they use eco-friendly and economical, long-life bulbs that use little energy but burn brightly. How bright they burn can be controlled as some patterns have dimmer switches. Others are fixed lighting but that might be more suitable for you where a steady, strong light is preferred, such as doing intricate hobby work.
These models are not expensive to buy and, according to reviewers, are certainly good value. The standards have have many high star ratings to prove that point.
The products carry manufacturer's warranties and that is assuring in itself.