For her birthday a couple of years ago my sister purchased a floor standing light so my mother could continue to sew without having to borrow mine. My mother is a trained professional who used to do the fine stitch work and beading on gowns and wedding dresses when every stitch had to be done by hand and every bead had to be individually threaded and sown. It is understandable, therefore, that she takes great pride in the delicacy of her stitching.
Unfortunately, the lamp looked good but after less than 2 months a manufacturing fault became apparent - the screw in connector (a solid resin/plastic) split along the seam and the bulb and lamp shade ended up on the floor.
A replacement was needed and this time we went for a company we already knew - the Daylight Company. I have a Daylight Company light and embroidery frame stand which I have used almost daily and it has never let me down. After looking at several that were available my Mum took a shine to this one.
It comes in 3 main pieces: the base, the solid pole and the poseable arm. There are also six optional wheels, a magnifying glass, a "charter holder" and a daylight bulb.
It is extremely easy to put together. Everything slots in to place - there is no need for a screwdriver or for power tools in order to set it up.
The base is quite heavy giving it more balance and a sturdy feel. The golden/brass doesn't look out of place amongst our traditional or modern décor. Best of all, because it has an elbow joint above the opaque white cone shaped lamp shade, there is no need to move the whole of the stand to adjust the position of the beam. Once you have the light at the required height you simply manipulate the elbow joint to get the light to shine where you need it.Read more ›
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