This is a third LED Lamp I own from TaoTronics. I was looking for a desk lamp that's bright enough that would keep me awake and let me jump right in the study mood. And this is the product I am looking for. This lamp has all of the features that I look for in a good desk lamp and
This is a third LED Lamp I own from TaoTronics. I was looking for a desk lamp that's bright enough that would keep me awake and let me jump right in the study mood. And this is the product I am looking for. This lamp has all of the features that I look for in a good desk lamp and some that I'd never thought of. It's been exceptional, just as TT-DL01 (the most popular model from the seller). I have been using this product for about a week. Everything works great. 25 different modes: While I don't think I need that many modes. I found if they got around 15 would be great. You may, on the other hand, found this quite suitable for you if you prefer to make lots of adjustment. Bright-warm mode is the mode I mostly use for reading books or study. It provides cool bright light for study. I keep it on for a long time without my eyes feeling tired. There is a brown color, I tend to adjust it to the minimum brightness so I can use it when got up during night. My eyes feel very comfortable. You can fold the shade part down against the main arm, so it stands up and down in a straight line when you're not using it. But TT-DL01 has a jointed part just above the touch controls near the base where you can tilt it forward, while in this model, it's not there. I thought it would be a great feature to have, but later on I prefer rather not to have it because it will be redundent as the LEDs are bright enough to light up a huge surrounding area without problem - so no need to rotate the base. I consider it an improvement to get rid of that, so the metal arm is even more reliable as it moves less in the long run. The touch pad is very sensitive - it is not buttons you have to press, it's a TOUCH PAD! Very straightforward and user friendly. You have the POWER button to switch it on/off. The MODE button you switch three different modes. Last, you have the brightness button to switch between brightness levels. - yes, the brightness can be adjusted, very cool feature to have as everyone may prefer different brightness setting. Actually if they have a UP/DOWN adjustments, then it would be perfect. 5 brightness levels are a bit too much. Only drawback I found so far: This model still uses 1A USB port. I think they have one model that's 2.1A. 1A is insufficient for iPhone charging, or it takes a while… LED light bulbs are low energy and good to the environment. They use about 80% less energy than an incandescent light. The ones in this lamp are rated to last 45,000 hours. That means that even if you used it for 8 hours every single day, it would last over 15 years! Good investment for the long run! It says it takes 9 watts (TT-DL01 uses a lot more, 14W!!!) but when using the softer lights it probably uses even less. The seller also provides great customer service - one of the best in the market. I have had some questions about the warranty and usage of the product, asked them, and they replied in 24 hours with detail explanation. All in all, I would recommend buying this model compared to DD-TL01. It might be more expensive initially, but it provides you same brightness and comsumes only half of the energy. More elegant feeling for sure. You won't regret:) I got this product under discount, but I provide this review based on my own experience and I am under no obligation to provide a positive review. Please vote helpful below if this review helped you make your decision. Thanks so much.