Looking for vintage lamps in stores or online can be quite confusing due to the wide choice available on the market.

If you are in a physical store, you can talk to the seller, but you will need expert advice to help you buy when shopping for vintage lamps online.

Save yourself the headache and keep reading this article to get the help you need. Before proceeding, ask yourself a question: What are the main priorities you would prefer for this purchase. Most likely, the answer will include reasonable price and product quality. But do you think that knowing this alone will help you make the best choice? The answer is very simple; it will not be enough.

Therefore, before you spend your hard-earned money, you need to read our tips to the end to prepare as best you can.

The buying process will not be an easy task, so we chose some of the best products on the market. We’ve looked at their features, as well as the reviews of those who have purchased vintage lamps. This helped us make the buying guide as helpful as possible for you.

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Retro Vintage Table Lamp, Industrial Loft Style Steam Punk Lamp...
  • ใ€Industrial Steam Punk Designใ€‘ Combining with minimalism and heavy metal style, the retro tubular, bronze metal industrial steampunk lamp...
  • ใ€Non-Dimmable &Dual Switchใ€‘Lamp dimensions:20 ร— 8.6 ร— 34.8 cm. With perfect size for any table ,the minimalist industrial steam punk table...
  • ใ€Great Gift Ideaใ€‘The vintage pipe desk Lamp with delicately and loft designed, is made of premium metal , suitable for bedroom, living room,...
  • ใ€Bulb Requirementsใ€‘The loft style rustic bronze metal lighting consistent with the safety standards of a variety of E27 incandescent,...
  • ใ€Satisfactory Serviceใ€‘ Replacement and Return within 30 days, LIANTRAL is always committed to offering premium quality and best service. Any...
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Industrial Steampunk Table Lamps - Vintage Water Pipe Table Lamp...
  • ใ€STEAMPUNK TABLE LAMPใ€‘The industrial table lamp is made of high-quality iron, spinning, cutting, polishing, grinding, painting, hand-made...
  • ใ€UNIQUE DESIGNใ€‘The water pipe table lamp with rust iron and retro water pipe shabby chic look, dresses up your home decor with personality...
  • ใ€PARAMETERใ€‘Size: 22*39 cm / 8.6*15.3 inches (W*H); Cord Length: 150CM; Voltage: 220V; Plug Type: British Standard; 60 Watt maximum;...
  • ใ€Great Idea for Giftsใ€‘This decorative table lamp is a great gift for for your friends or husband. Wide used in indoor lighting including...
  • ใ€CUSTOMER SATISFACETIONใ€‘This unique tabletop table lamp does not include the bulb; If you feel that this Vintage Water Pipe Table Lamp...
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JINYU Vintage Weathered Wood Table Lamp, Wooden Base Retro...
  • โ˜… STYLISH: Dedicated vintage design and handcrafted industrial art deco design, old-fashioned look, retro style, soft, warm light, ideal as a...
  • โ˜… LIGHT: diameter approx. 3.54", height approx. 4.65". E27 lamp holder and an ON / OFF switch. The lamp is compatible with incandescent lamps,...
  • โ˜… LIGHT BULBS: not included. You can swap out differently shaped lightbulbs to give the small table lamp a new look. E27 socket, max. 60 watts....
  • โ˜… QUALITY: The industrial desk lamp is made of solid wood in dark brown color and with steampunk water pipe flange made of wrought iron, CE...
  • โ˜… GUARANTEE - The satisfaction of our customers is very important to us. If there is any problem with our products, please contact us, we will...
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Industrial Floor Lamps for Bedroom, Vintage Standing Lights for...
  • ใ€ADJUSTABLEใ€‘: The tripod floor lamp comes with an adjustable tripod stand and 180ยฐ up and down head. The height is adjustable. Flexible to...
  • ใ€EASY TO INSTALLใ€‘: The installation of this Vintage floor lamp is super easy, you can install it with no need of additional tools or parts,...
  • ใ€STYLISH DESIGNใ€‘: This Industrial Tripod Floor Lamp is an artistic accent light. Nice long cord with on/off switch and great home...
  • ใ€SET ANYWHEREใ€‘: As vintage and classic art Decor, the light output is great and the retro tripod stand lamp is for Entryway, living room,...
  • ใ€SATISFACTION GUARANTEED WARRANTYใ€‘: To give you a best shopping experience, we offer you a excellent after-sale service. (1 year warranty for...
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Floor Lamp -Osasy Retro Studio Floor Lamp,Vintage Floor Lamp in...
  • Retro and Elegant Design:Vintage floor lamp is made of high quality and eco-friendly metal, which has retro gold plating and creates a classic...
  • Stable and Practical: Adjustable black-golden metal lampshade and tripod base offers stability and unique design ,Osasy Floor Lamp is very...
  • Flexible Free adjustment & Easy installation:adjustable light head rotated 360ยฐdegrees horizontally,Able to meet the lighting needs of a variety...
  • Unique & Wide Applications: The satellite transmitter modeling is a unique and tasteful presence on the market, showing personal charm,...
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee :High quality Industrial Floor lamp produced by Osasy is designed to be both a practical appliance and eye-catching...
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Barcelona LED Industrial Vintage Spotlight Floor Lamp Antique...
  • This Industrial Tripod Floor Lamp is an artistic accent light and is not meant to be left on unsupervised for extend periods of time. Product...
  • Adjustable height: high quality natural wood (solid beech) tripod with solid frame. It allows you to adjust the height from 94cm to 137cm by its...
  • Adjustable theatrical design: the camera-shaped spotlight is very versatile to orient and highlight the objects you like the most or to hit the...
  • Safe and stable: red cloth cable with UK plug and foot switch (on / off). Thanks to its wooden easel tripod, it is safe to have near children and...
  • Simple assembly: supports E27/E26 socket LED bulb with maximum power of 40W. Combine it with vintage edison bulbs to give the room a warm look. *...
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Loft Vintage Industrial Desk Lamp Base E27 Edison Led Desk Table...
  • Steampunk compatible with world wide voltage - 110V or 240V and everything in between - please make use appropriate voltage of light bulb.
  • E27 based, 220V, metal wooden desk lightโ€”Minimal Assembly Requiredโ€”95% Assembled When You Receive It.
  • Injuicy pipe metal 100% high quality, we provide a two-year guarantee quality after sale service for all products.
  • Uses a E27 light bulb of your choice ( LED or halogen - NOT INCLUDED ) - Industrial table lamp.
  • Size: L89 x W89 x H240 mm (Approx.). 1-Light vintage industrial table lamp.Craft: Spray paint frosted (Light Source not included.)
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HOMCOM Industrial Style Adjustable Tripod Floor Lamp for Living...
  • HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE & NON-SLIP FEET: The height can be changed from 115cm to 155cm, the best choice for living room, bedroom, reception. The tall...
  • EYE-CATCHING DESIGN: The silver U-shaped bracket firmly supports the lampshade. Industrial colour combination will bring you an eye-catching...
  • HIGH-QUALITY MATERIAL: Pine wood tripod stand with steel connections and brackets ensures the standing lamp high stability and long durability,...
  • HIGHLIGHT DESIGN: Power cable length 1.8m expands well the scope of use. Foot switch to easily control on/off design. E27 bulb base (bulb not...
  • DIMENSION: Overall Dimension: 63W x 63D x 115-155Hcm; Lampshade Size: ฮฆ25 x 19.5Hcm; Bulb Power: 60W; Input Voltage: 220-240V/50Hz;
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XIHOME Vintage American Village Style Desk Light Creative Table...
  • โ–ฒTable Light Size(Round Iron Metal Base Stand Fitting Kit Set):diameter 3.54 inch/9 cm/90 mm,2.83 in/8cm/80mm tall,heavy weight 1.5 lb.ON/OFF...
  • โ–ฒCreative Art,Beautiful Cafรฉ Lighting,Rustic industrial steampunk cool old school style vintage lights,prime amazon antique art work,stylish...
  • โ–ฒBulb not included,fitting pro E27 screw holder clear glass 40w max 60w power bulbs,old fashioned design hand wound squirrel cage/spiral...
  • โ–ฒPro factory high quality handmade 100% by cast wrought iron water pipe support base kit accessories,avoids breaking it down or ruining its...
  • โ–ฒON/OFF switch on 1.5 meter cord,CE certification,show old paint rusty colour view,decor with dimmable incandescent edison bulb lights(bulbs...
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XIHOME Industrial Steampunk Desk Lamp,Vintage Steam Punk Piping...
  • โ–ฒSTYLISH: Dedicated vintage design and handmade industrial art deco decor, old-fashioned look, retro style, soft, warm light, ideal as night...
  • โ–ฒLIGHT: diameter approx. 90 mm, height approx. 130 mm. With on / off switch E27 lamp holder and dimmable switch on the cable, which is approx....
  • โ–ฒLIGHT BULBS: not included, you can replace different shaped bulbs to give the small table lamp a new look. E27 base, max. 60 watts
  • โ–ฒQUALITY: The industrial desk lamp is well constructed from a solid wooden base in dark brown color and steampunk water pipe flange made of...
  • โ–ฒWARRANTY: The satisfaction of our customers is very important to us. If you have any problems with our products, please contact us. We will...

Top picks – eBay listings

Retro Table Lamp Geometric Wire Industrial LED Light Bulb Bedside Desk Light

£11.69  in stock
as of June 30, 2022 2:03 pm

Model: Retro Table Lamp. High Quality: high quality wrought iron lamp body, paint anti-oxidation, prevent rust Unique shape, unique appearance, bright and exquisite, No harmful chemicals. Easy to use: The Iron Table Lamp is wireless design.

Vintage Pair Metal Table Lamps

£39.99  in stock
as of June 30, 2022 2:03 pm

Vintage Pair Table Lamps. PAT tested on dispatch Stands 29 cm tall Base 8.5 x 8.5 cm This are coloured brass metal with weighted square bases; probably from John Lewis In good working orderIn good vintage Condition with some wear (( please see photos ))

Led Amber Vintage Light Bulb Antique Retro Christmas Edison Amber Filament Bulbs

£19.99  in stock
as of June 30, 2022 2:03 pm

Nearest Equivalent Incandescent lamp 25W 40W. GOLF BALL BULBS. Color Extra Warm White(2200K). Nearest Equivalent Incandescent lamp 40W 60W 80W. Bulbs Feature Non-Dimmable. CANDLE BULBS. Shape Golf Ball / G45.

LARGE PAIR OF VINTAGE CERAMIC CHINESE TABLE LAMPS WITH VINTAGE SHADES

£65.00  in stock
as of June 30, 2022 2:03 pm

SHADES ARE EXPENSIVE I WILL INCLUDE THEM TO SAVE YOU MONEY.

Edison Vintage LED Light Bulbs Industrial Retro Lamps Antique Style B22 / E27

£45.22  in stock
as of June 30, 2022 2:03 pm

No detail is overlooked, making this high-quality lamp the perfect solution when the goal is achieving authenticity and atmosphere. Excellent replica of antique light bulbs. Color Temperature: Warm White (2200K).

Industrial Rustic Retro Style Pipe Light Steampunk Desk Table Bedroom Lamp Light

£42.99  in stock
as of June 30, 2022 2:03 pm

Condition is "New".

Industrial Table Lamp, Steampunk, Retro, Edison Tube Bulb, Desk Lamp, Light

£54.99  out of stock
as of June 30, 2022 2:03 pm

The lamp is fitted with an antique styled brass effect light fitting which has been professionally wired with period correct braided cable and an inline switch. The white light from this bulb brings out all the colours of the lamp.

"DAME" SCULPTURED BASE STAINED GLASS TIFFANY TABLE LAMP 14" ( VINTAGE LOOK BASE)

£98.66  in stock
as of June 30, 2022 2:03 pm

Tiffany Wall Lights. Each item is handcrafted by hundreds of individually cut stained glass pieces and each is a genuine heirloom quality work of art. Type: Tiffany Style Lamp. Tiffany Ceiling Lights.

Vintage Maison Table Lamp. 38cm Tall, Heavy Silver Metal Base & Body, Thick

£26.00  out of stock
as of June 30, 2022 2:03 pm

Vintage Maison Table Lamp. 38cm Tall, Heavy Silver Metal Base & Body, Thick Patterned Glass Shade. 38cm Tall, Base 11cm wide, Shade diameter 13.5cm. 1 x 20W Max G9 Halogen Capsule (not included) No Damage, Safety Checked. Very Good Condition.

Retro Bankers Desk Lamp Brass Vintage Classic Green Shade Desk Light

£44.99  out of stock
as of June 30, 2022 2:03 pm

A simple yet classy bankers design which has remained largely unchanged over the course of many years! Inline On / Off Switch. Make for perfect fitting for lounges, dining rooms, hallways, offices and other living areas, giving any room a touch of class.

Vintage lamp buying guide 2022

If you want to buy a vintage lamp, keep in mind that the choice will not be easy if you do not know what you are looking for. Having so many options can easily confuse you, which sometimes leads to quite tricky shopping. To help you choose, you can view the comprehensive list that we have prepared for you below a complete list. Read this carefully, and it can help you choose a vintage lamp.

The task was not very easy. We did an in-depth study and reviewed several different vintage lamps. We did this to make sure we offered readers the best advice on the Internet.

The tips you’ll see below are something you should always keep in mind just before making your final purchase decision.

Price has a significant influence on the choice

It is essentially what you are looking for and the price you will have to pay. Keep in mind that when buying a vintage lamp, the price has a massive impact on the choice. If you do market research, you will find a wide variety of vintage lamps available at many prices, from cheap to very expensive models.

What are the reasons for the big difference in prices?

The reasons are the different characteristics and quality of the final product. Most people have a certain budget. If you are not one of them, but you are the group that has no worries about the budget, choose the product that offers the best features and quality, regardless of the price.

Features and your needs

The next thing you need to be aware of when looking for a vintage lamp is your needs and preferences. We recommend that you always choose a product that includes all the features you want to have.

Not all of the best vintage lamps available on the market offer the same features and characteristics, and not all of us have the same needs and preferences. 

How can a product be considered the best for you if it does not meet your expectations? First of all, you need to be realistic and choose the product with the best value for money, preferably taking into account your budget and not considering products with a higher price.

You can also create a list of all the features you would like to have and compare all the vintage lamps that meet your requirements. Once you focus on a specific product, you will need to compare it with your budget.

It is not advisable to buy a product for which you do not have enough information, things like characteristics, technical data, pros and cons. If you are aware of the joke, then you can place your order.

The brand always matters

The brand is also very important when choosing a vintage lamp. If you want to get the best possible quality for the price you will pay, choosing a well-known, established brand will be best. In this case, you will rely on two main advantages:

  • The first advantage is that you will be sure of the quality of the product you prefer to buy.
  • The second is that you will get a good warranty and better customer service with a good brand.

Most of the leading brands offer products of the best quality, but of course, there are cases in which you may encounter unexpected problems after buying a vintage lamp. To be sure that the manufacturer will accept the warranty, you must be sure that you have registered the product following the instructions given in the documents.

Look for offers or a discount code

Discounts, discount code offers would help you get the product at a lower price. They will help you choose the product and help you save a lot of money. Instead of just buying a randomly selected product, we recommend that you research the market well to find the best deals.

You can visit the various stores in your city and check the prices, and if you prefer to shop online, you can also browse the different e-commerce websites to find the best deal.

During Black Friday, merchants often offer multiple discounts and discount codes to attract more customers. Therefore, if you are planning to buy a vintage lamp, but you are not in a hurry, wait patiently and make the most of the discounts.

Check for warranty

Products from reputable brands are not damaged so easily and quickly due to the excellent quality they offer. But what if you happen to be one of the few buyers with a damaged product? In that case, the guarantee will be your salvation.

The vintage lamp warranty helps users get free repairs in the event of a breakdown. When checking for a warranty, keep in mind that most brands offer a repair of the product if there is any defect during the warranty period. If you select a vintage lamp from an unknown brand, you will take a risk. Quite often, unknown brands do not comply with the warranty conditions, which leads to a very high cost of the initial purchase because you will have to pay for repairs or buy a new product.

Read user reviews

Reviews will help you understand what others think about the product you want. Of course, you can’t ask them in person to find out what they believe. Visit e-commerce websites that allow buyers to post reviews.

With the honest opinions of genuine buyers, you will also learn more about how the product works and its advantages and disadvantages.

Shop from reputable stores

The trust and reliability of the store are very important. Whether you’re shopping at a physical store or ordering a vintage lamp online, be sure to look for a little more information about the seller you choose. If you have never used this store before, look for the reviews of other users and see what their experience with the respective company is. Amazon and eBay are some of the most reputable online stores. The platforms offer excellent quality and excellent customer service.

Conclusion

We hope this purchase guide will help you make the best choice. All the products we have presented to you in this guide are of good quality. They are selected with the sense of good value for money. Examine all the products in more detail and then make the appropriate decision.

Regardless of the product, you are looking for, everyone has their tastes and following one is not easier for anyone. In addition, the features included in the wide range of vintage lamps are not the same in all. It depends on the available budget and needs.

Expensive or cheap, the products are functional for one and not so much for another. Therefore, it is always preferable to always follow your preferences, rather than just buying what everyone else is buying.

Amazon and eBay are some of the most reliable and proven e-commerce websites. They offer a large selection of products to their customers. But it is possible to find products elsewhere that you like more and offer you what you need.

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