Piano lamps are small task lights that may be clipped or placed on a piano to illuminate sheet music in low light settings.
A piano lamp can be a tall vertical lamp that sits adjacent to the piano itself, but when most people think of a piano lamp, they think of the most popular style, the type that sits on top of a piano. It can be extremely ornate or very simple, but all piano lamps are hooded to avoid direct glare for the pianist. A piano lamp is available in any number of different shapes, sizes, and materials. Brass, chrome and other sorts of enameled metals are all popular choices for a piano lamp.
The shelf style piano lamp is usually adjustable, and many feature a weighted base to increase stability. The base might also be made of a fine quality material such as marble, to add beauty as well as function. A practical feature of a piano lamp is a counter-weighted arm, preventing the lamp from getting top heavy regardless of its positional setting.
Piano lamps can be either electrical or battery-powered, some piano lamps clip-on directly to the sheet music. An electric piano lamp is normally designed for light bulbs or LEDs.
You can purchase these lamps at home furnishings stores, music stores or online. The price of a piano lamp can range from as low as $50 (US dollars) to hundreds of dollars.
A piano lamp will allow your pianist to see the manuscript and give a better performance. If you don’t have one, how can you expect your pianist to see? Get them a piano lamp.