Top positive review
Great company, great product, great value
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 20, 2020
I have been using/buying desk lamps for 40+ years. They're usually crap and look worse. Found this by reading reviews, and while I was somewhat skeptical deciding to go for it.
Arrived today, and just a couple of "touches" by the company made me immediately want to post this review.
First, the lamp looks pretty great -- MUCH better than most lamps I've seen at this price point and even much higher.
Has a nice HEAVY base, so no worries about lamp tipping over -- but it's not so heavy to make it a chore to move the lamp. Lamp neck and head come as one unit, and base another, and it require one screw/washer to assemble.
But this company is very consumer friendly -- they sent two screws -- so if you lose one or later the original gets worn, you have the right screw at hand -- AND they sent a small screwdriver, so I could easily aqssemble the lamp right out of the box -- that is a thoughfulness that is all too rare in internet commerce. So I applaud them.
Lamp has four light settings -- the two that I will tend to use are "study" and "read" -- the two brighter levels. There is a USB outlet on the lamp which is a nice convenience. There is also a 60 min timer to turn the lamp off automatically -- good if you read in bed and tend to fall asleep, leaving the lamp on. This lamp, btw, will likely get reordered as a bedside reading lamp.
There are a few minor things, that may or may not be dealbreakers for you:
The plug is not a standard plug, and takes up more room on your outlet. Seems like the 110 has to be stepped down for the actual lamp?
The head of lamp is NOT on a swivel, so you can only adjust angle of head in one direction. Not a big deal, but for some it might be.
The main "design tweak" I'd ask for is the two "tightening levers" at base and head are a little small (and therefore have little leverage). If you have arthritis, I think this would be very difficult to adjust. I tried to reposition these where you could get a little more leverage on them, but they end up in same position. Again, for most people this would be a minor inconvenience at best, but if your hands are handicapped in any way, this might be problematic.
For me, the only minor dislike is that the lamp is not quite as tall as I might like. I would love for the company to make a larger version of this lamp -- same design, bit scaled up a bit. A swivel head, and better tighteners would make this malp about perfect. I'd give it 4.5 stars, but added a half star for the thoughtful packing on an extra screw and small screwdriver.
Lastly -- and I have mixed feelings about this The company offers a $10 gift card for a 5 star review. So I will say, in my case, that I will only use that rebate on further items from this company -- as opposed to a general reward.
I understand from a small company's pov, they want to encourage positive reviews, and I give them points for trying. But I would encourage them to either offer the coupon only for their products (such that it's not quite so bribey) OR to offer it for ALL reviews whether or not positive or not -- but that probably would be exorbitant.
All I can say, is I was already thinking about reviewing this item before I found the coupon, and while it is welcome (as I intend to get another lamp!) it did not influence the star rating or the overall review.
Lastly, if I haven't been clear on this -- for the price this is truly a GREAT buy. So if you're on the fence, and want a modern looking desk lamp, that is functional, well-designed, and looks good, I think you'll be happy with this one