Here at Man Cave Mastery we are equal opportunity lounge lizards. As long as it has a pulse, an open mind, loose morals, and the barest genetic connection to Megan Fox we’re willing to give it a toss on the old sheets.
We apply that very outlook to Floor Lamps. If it receives electricity, then by all means, come light up our man cave.
Tall and lanky; frumpy and toadish; freaky and nasty; we’ll try them all! Flick them on, play with their shades, toggle their switches, even go down on them and check below the base. If it illuminates then we will investigate.
“But,” you splutter while sweeping below the sofa a mountain of burned DVDs you only saw once, and quite possibly only past the opening credits, “why a floor lamp? Why not a table lamp? Or a wall lamp?”
Do you have a table? Is it near an outlet? Is it habitable? Let's leave the table be. Leave it to its primary function. A placeholder to hide the vomit stain on the floor, and the perfect secret vault space for that abnormally large “water pipe” you brought back from your Jamaican trip.
As far as wall lamps are concern, your best bet is to stay away. You need a trained electrician to hook those puppies up, and quite frankly you are neither of those things.
A floor lamp is simply. That's the cord. That's the hole in the wall. Whammo, that's magic!
Let's double dip! Hangover part 2; same plot, same jokes, half the entertainment value. In another blog post we discussed the best man cave Table Lamp. Well, we'll be honest, we sort of blew our journalistic wad on that article.
There's just so much you can say about a lamp. But let's examine those same characteristics for floor lamps.
How big do you want the lamp to be? Some of them are just a single bulb, but some of them have spider-like characteristics.
The style of your lamp says a lot about you and your man cave. Want something that looks like a classy sexy mermaid? Done! To be honest, your lamp of choice is likely only limited by your imagination.
Most lamps come with a detachable shade. The materials may vary and colors too. The darker the hue the less light you’ll get from the lamp.
Really check up the output of the lamp before settling in on a model. Sometimes you may be looking at getting a lamp that has a very low output, therefore a low level of light in your man cave and that's no good.
Now, that nasty little add-on... Material. Floor Lamps, unlike their dwarfish cousins, can be build from just about anything. If it figures in the Periodical Table of Elements then it has, somewhere along the time-stream, been constructed into a floor lamp. Hell, even Godzilla has a cute cozy model - up in Monster Island - made out of depleted uranium.
For the price, for the value and quite possibly because the skull lamp no doubt has the soul of a serial killer trapped within its wiring, we recommend buying the James Bond model. It’s sleek, it’s shiny, it’s has 5 things for the price of one, and, best of all, it’s made in the good old USA!
P.S.: take a seat and wait a bit, there are rumors that the Ariel model is going to be customizable. Read between the letters: blond, brunette or redhead. So wait until that period where Amazon adds a choose your Cup Size button. Meanwhile, splurge on the James Bond model and binge watch Mad Men knowing you’ve made Don proud.