I really love this lamp! I tried several other LED desk/task lamps before, all from big box stores, but they were all too dim & ended up being returned or rarely used. This lamp is bright enough to be my main desk lamp, and its height adjustability is really handy depending on
I really love this lamp! I tried several other LED desk/task lamps before, all from big box stores, but they were all too dim & ended up being returned or rarely used. This lamp is bright enough to be my main desk lamp, and its height adjustability is really handy depending on what one is doing. I remember researching lots of reviews & was irritated to find it so difficult to be able to compare LED lamps using the same criteria; a lot of stores don't even both to try to quantify the brightness at all. Which makes choosing a lamp really difficult if brightness is one of your primary concerns. I am still a little fuzzy on the best way to define the brightness of a lamp (lumens or etc), but can say that this LED lamp is bright enough for my aging eyes. Great for reading, writing, computer work, and etc. I don't love the generically office-modern aesthetic (doesn't quite work with my other mid-century modern-esque furniture) but I don't find it objectionable either, and appreciate that it doesn't look cheap either. It is also a nice weight...more than enough to keep it from falling over or seeming in danger of capsizing. I don't find the ability to adjust the color of the lamp (i.e., cooler warmer) all that useful because the coolest settings are too fluorescent/warehouse blue for my taste, and the warmest settings are too yellowed. But the middle settings are just perfect, and having the ability to adjust the settings doesn't hurt. The touch pad is nice in many ways, but it's also very easy to accidentally shut the light off (or find that one's cat, passing across the desk, has done that for you). In short, a great lamp. It's not the cheapest out there, but compared to the use I have gotten out of it, it's very good value for the money in my opinion. (But of course that distinction is always relative to one's needs and budget).