The nightstand lamps usually are placed next to a bed. It is usually small in size so it can fit on a bedside table or desk. The classic style of cheap nightstand lamp is a small lamp ceramic or plastic table with a cloth or vinyl shade. These are often sold in neutral colors such as pastel colors popular decorator white, beige or black.
Small metal gooseneck nightstand lamps can also be used as bedside lamps. These are often impractical for reading lights from the flexible shaft section between the base of the lamp and the mask can be adjusted. Other type of nightstand reading lamp is the clip-on type.
Despite a nightstand lamp is a light used at night, is not the same as a night light. Night light generally refers to small lights that plug into an electrical outlet and take a very dim glow. They are not made for reading or to give a lot of light into the room or hallway. Nightstand lamps are generally smaller in size the lamps can add decoration and function.