Thanks. Both of these options are interesting. The only problem I have with putting a point light is that while it creates a nice gradated glow on the lamp itself, it seems to produce unnatural hot spots on the wall behind.
Does anyone have a good technique for creating a glowing object like a lamp with a frosted glass shade? I can get it to emit light nicely using the new area light tool, but I still can't manage to get the lamp itself to glow.
Thanks for any tips.