I have a variety of lamps in my bedroom, as well as overhead lighting, which I use for all different purposes. I pretty much only use my globe floor lamp when I'm in relaxation/reading/near-sleep mode, though. It casts a nice glow in the room and has a dimmer so I can change the intensity of the light. I wanted to make it even more ambient, so I picked up a soft pink bulb to try. It's really subtle, and the hue gives it a warmer, sleepier feel that I love! I wouldn't say it's ideal for all lamps and purposes, but for this one it's just right.