Item arrived in reasonably sturdy cardboard box. In the box were the formed acrylic sheet (in plastic bag), lamp holder with attached cable and plug (in another plastic bag) and a small box with an 11W 220/240V 6500K compact fluorescent lamp. There are no assembly or user guides. All items were loose in the box. Arrived undamaged but the package did "rattle".
Assembled unit and switched on. With the unit placed on a dark background (as the amazon image) the results are very disappointing, a small central bright spot with a glow to the surrounding area. Placing the product on a light surface does improve this. Now this may improve with time as CF lamps do tend to brighten up after a few minutes use. One point to note is that the lamp does get quite warm after a few minutes use.
The unit is described as a light box - however, I would really describe it as a lamp with shade. It should only be used on a table top. in my opinion it would benefit from some sort of reflector. I'm going test the unit with an LED lamp and possibly construct a reflector as well.
Overall I think that this will be OK for occasional use and the price reflects (pardon the pun) this.
I will update this review after I have tried the LED lamp etc.