Mood lamps are lighting devices that are used to establish a particular feeling or mood within a room.
In some cases, mood lamps may be a small device that is plugged into an outlet and creates points of light near the floor line of the room. Other examples of a mood lamp may be used to illuminate specific points along the walls or cast a soft light over a larger piece of furniture in the room.
Mood lamps differ somewhat from other lamps in that their purpose is not so much practical as aesthetic.
Reading lamps for example tend to provide bright light to a given space in order to make it possible to read a book or magazine without creating strain on the eyes. Overhead lighting is used when there is a need to illuminate the majority of the space, such as in a classroom or laboratory. By contrast, mood lamps are used to help create a specific ambiance within the room as a means of making the space more attractive and welcoming in some manner.
Small lighting accessories like the night light are also another example of mood lamps. The tiny bulbs used in these types of lamps provide basic illumination and can be very effective when plugged into outlets that are positioned near the baseboards. The low cost of nightlights also make them one of the least expensive options when it comes to a mood lamp.
One of the newer mood lamp options is the LED mood lamp. Like night lights, the LED mood lamps tend to cast a subtle glow that creates the ideal space for meditating or a romantic encounter. These types of lamps often can be purchased in sets and controlled with one central control device, making it much easier to adjust the amount of ambient light quickly.