More than once, I've reached under a lampshade to turn on/off a light and had to a) search around hoping I didn't burn myself to find the switch and b) figure out which type of switch the lamp used before I could turn the light on. It would seem that pull switches eliminate both of those issues, safety and learnability concerns, yet I've encountered far fewer pull switches on table and standing lamps than push or twist.
Especially annoying are the twist switches that require multiple twists for the light to come on with no indication to the user of how many twists are required. Or push switches where you have to fumble around to figure out which side you need to interact with in order to turn on the light.
Pull switches are easy to find and easy to interact with, so why are they less common? Is there a solid UX reason that push and twist switches are more common?
For the purposes of this question, I'm limiting the scope to just straight table lamps or standing lamps with the switch on the light bulb, not desk lamps or standing lamps with floor buttons because that introduces a lot more discussion.