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16 of 17 found the following review helpful:
Very Good! Jan 13, 2008
By P. Montgomery
This is a nice lamp. The bulb is color-balanced and very bright. The two lenses are real glass, both clear and bright. Overall construction seems very good, the pivot points are smooth and tight and the frame seems solid. It stays where you put it. My only negative is with the clamp-on portion, which could be a bit larger and stronger, although it isn't bad. In my case, I don't use the clamp anyway, just drilled a 1/2" hole near the edge of my workbench and the light fits solidly in the hole and isn't in the way.
Overall, I give it 5 stars for the quality of the light, the lenses, and the arm mechanism, as well as the overall design and slim size. I might knock off a half-star for the table clamp if I could. Check out others like this (I looked at dozens) and you'll see that most are more expensive and possibly not as good. Completely satisfied with this purchase.
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Mag Lamp Nov 05, 2007
By H. Molloy
This lamp is AWESOME. It's the same one sold in the Universal Catalogue for Aestheticians at $109.00. There's no distortion and provides great day-like light. Holds its place when adjusted using the screw bracket, it's not a gooseneck. You can't just grab and turn this one with one hand, like most of us tend to do. Best for single technician use or shared use, if you get other users to adjust the tilt and position properly, so as not to strip the bracket.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Very fuctional - very bright - very sturdy Aug 11, 2011
The lamp is 22 watts but puts out enough light to be used as a ceiling light in a small room (10x10feet). It adjusts from 8 inches above the desk to about 42 inches above the desk. The desk being 30 inches off the floor. The adjustments are smooth and positive. Once adjusted it stays adjusted. No sign of droop. It swings 180 degrees in its mounting in my installation. The movement is smooth and positive.
It comes with two lenses (high and low magnification) that are high quality glass and easily interchangable.
The lamp gets warm but not hot. It uses an electronic ballast that is quiet both audibly and electrically. I use a lot ot electronic equipment that is sensitive to electrical noise. This lamp does not appear to produce any electrical interference.
In very small print on the box there is the declaration 'made in china'. The lamp it is replacing was also made in china and was a useless piece of junk. I guess the new lamp was made by a company that knows how to make lamps because this Daylight lamp is high quality, superbly functional, and only cost about $40 more than I paid for my previous junky lamp..
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
superb crafter's lamp Sep 26, 2011
This lamp is a wonderful tool for anyone who needs to inspect or work with items that must be magnified for ease of manipulation. For years I sat at my table with two pairs of glasses on. Stupid!
I chose to buy a lamp/magnifier (in one) rather than an appliance that has separate arms for the light source and the magnifier. The clamp-on mount I find a bit wobbly, but that does not concern me too much. The lamp itself does not get hot when lit, and perfect for beading work. Just the other day it became my operating theater as I removed a garden splinter!
Here's a safety tip: My work station is in front of a window, and if you remember from camping, magnified sunlight can start a fire. I simply made a fabric bag to cover the lamp head when it is not in use. The added benefit is the glass does not get dusty, either.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Big disappointment Mar 24, 2013
Wanted a daylight 7" diameter lens with a magnification strength of 5X but since they don't make them I had to have this. Right out of the box I was impressed. It was lightweight with quality construction, and no unsightly springs or cord across the frame. The head stayed in place once adjusted as promised. Then I discovered the cons. The 3x lens was distorted around the outer 1" diameter causing documents to appear elongated near their corners. The view through the 5X lens was VERY distorted. The distortion followed the slope of the lens exactly. Only a 2" diameter area in the center of the lens was clearly viewable. The distortion altered my depth perception and caused me to repeatedly poke myself with my needle trying to bead through the holes that I could finally see but could not find. I couldn't read with the 5X lens because my documents appeared sloped. I can best describe it as the papers looked pregnant. I tried to use the lamp for 2 days to see if I could get used to it but there were no improvements. The lighting could have been brighter. There was shadowing caused by the hardward overlapping the light bulb. The light got warm quickly but never became hot. Lens changes were pretty easy.
Daylight has the potential to produce an amazing product. They dropped the ball when they developed tunnel vision and allowed concern for the weight of the lens to compromise both lighting and magnification in their MAGNIFICATION LAMPS. Not even sure I should have given this product 2 stars.
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