If I was just reviewing the build quality, I'd probably give a 4, since the base doesn't get as tight on the stalk coming up as I'd like - so there is play between the base and the first part of the stand. Nothing tightens it any more than it is. But it's at least minimal, and
If I was just reviewing the build quality, I'd probably give a 4, since the base doesn't get as tight on the stalk coming up as I'd like - so there is play between the base and the first part of the stand. Nothing tightens it any more than it is. But it's at least minimal, and there because it needs to be able to rotate, just a bit of an annoyance when adjusting the angles. Other than that, I couldn't come up with a single thing to complain about. I was off a couple weeks over Christmas and New Years, and did some large Lego and MegaBlok builds with him. I pulled a lap I bought for the office home since I had no floor lamps around the house. It's a Lavish Home Sunlight Floor Lamp, White that I was never very happy with due to a lack of brightness. So I found this on Amazon and ordered it. Arrived quickly, and I was impressed at how well it's all packaged. The base is wrapped in plastic and has a separate cardboard sleeve it sits in. The charger is separated from everything else as well, and the lamp itself is positioned and packed to prevent any damage. Nothing could possibly get scratched here, and only crushing would damage it. Assembly is easy, one large circular piece that screws from the bottom to hold the lamp to the base, and the plug to plug into the back. I put this next to the floor lamp, and did some testing turning each on and off and there's no doubt, this puts out considerably more light than the floor lamp did on the table we were working on. The touch switches to change modes all work well, with a considerable difference in the color and warmth between the settings. It holds its position well, there is no play or looseness so far in the hinges on the main body of the lamp. And I really like the ease of pulling it lower if you want to really get some light on an area you're working on, then lifting it again to spread out the illumination to a larger area. For the price, it's a steal. I have another lamp I got through the Vine program that I use at the office, that's not nearly this effective, so I may need to buy another one to keep at the office now as well after using this one at home. And I can let it double as a bedside lamp when we're not building things, since while I usually am reading ebooks on my iPad, there are times I have old fashioned dead tree books too, and end up using the main ceiling light to read then. This would be much easier on the eyes. Also have to give kudos to the manufacturer. You can do a free registration online and they extend the warranty another 6 months, and they even include 180 days of paid shipping if you have to return it the first 6 months for any manufacturing defect. That's something you don't find often at all.