The question of the year comes down to whether a wood floor lamp is better than an aluminium one, but the answer is quite subjective.
The difference between a traditional wooden floor lamp and an aluminium version depends on the quality of the wood and its durability.
Wood floor lamps are designed for use in traditional Chinese homes, and the wood has to be well-aged to give the light it needs.
But an aluminium floor lamp with a single colour can be an expensive investment.
A good example is the Chiang Mai-based R&D Wood Lamp Company, which makes floor lamps in Thailand, the United States and China.
“The first thing that struck us about the wood floor lamps was the durability,” said Arun Chandrashekharan, vice-president of R&D Wood Lamps, which is based in Chiang Rai, Thailand.
“It’s not just the colour of the lamp but the quality that we’re looking for.
We think that the wood is durable and will last a long time.”
An aluminium lamp with an amber colour has a much higher price tag, but Chandrashedkaran says the light is better for the environment.
“We think it’s better for our environment and the atmosphere, which are two of our top priorities,” he said.
The R&d Wood Lamp Company sells aluminium floor lamps at a range of price points from $3,500 to $30,000.
Its aluminium floor lights cost $12,000 for a single lamp and can be installed on most wooden and bamboo floors, but it’s also possible to upgrade the light to an aluminium lamp of its own colour.
But if you’re a minimalist who likes to go light-filled, it might be better to choose an aluminium-clad lamp instead.
“If you’re looking to light up a room, the most important thing is to choose a lamp that’s durable,” said Chandrashetkharant.
“But if you are looking to add another element to the space, or if you want a space that’s dark and not as bright as an average wooden floor, then we suggest an aluminium light.”
The most expensive floor lamp in the world comes from a Chinese company called C-Light.
Its Chiangwa floor lamp comes in two colours: white and black, and it retails for about $6,000, and its Chiangrae floor lamp costs $5,000 and retails at about $2,000 each.
Both of these lamps are excellent choices if you only want one colour.
The other cheap option is the Hui Chih Lamp, which retails on Amazon for $1,700, or you can purchase it from a local store.
You’ll also find some very affordable lamp designs on Amazon, including the Pianopac lamp, which costs $1 and retires for about the same price as an aluminium.
But these lamps can cost more than an expensive, high-quality floor lamp.
To find the best lamp for your budget, Chandrashingkaran recommends looking for a floor lamp that is light-absorbing, has good durability and has a good design.
If you don’t have much money for an expensive lamp, Chandra has created a list of the best available floor lamps, which you can browse below.