Table lamps, also known as Portables, can look like works of art, and are available in many styles, shapes and finishes. Elk and Dimond have beautiful designs. Shades on table lamps soften the light source to make a room more comfortable, and enhance your table lamp with styles and shapes. Minka Lavery offers table lamps in wood, composite, and different metals. Adding a light source, with the use of table lamps, to a room will add ambient lighting. Dimmable table lamps will help create mood lighting. Different light sources are available in Incandescent, Halogen, Fluorescent and LED.