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Expensive reading lamp
on 7 November 2013
Love it, looks gorgeous stood in the corner of my room, gives off a fantastic light, I only need the main light turned up to halfway to light my room sufficiently, and the spot light is ideal should you need it - 07/11/2013
EDIT:- I've noticed my electricity use has sneaked up by almost a THIRD since I started using this lamp, I have it in my sitting room so in these dark nights it's switched on for about 7-8 hours per day, sometimes a little bit longer, but still I was shocked to learn it had made the total cost of my electricity used throughout my home in a week increase by a third!! Especially as I was using another lamp (albeit not halogen) for practically the same amount of usage before this one! All that and I only have it (the main light) turned on at just less than halfway, otherwise it's too bright for my eyes.
I'm about to try some energy saving bulbs in it to see if that helps in lowering the cost of running this thing, I shall report back with my findings - 02/12/2013
2ND (and final) EDIT:- I actually forgot to update this until just now when someone replied, so here goes... I tried lower watt bulbs however my electricity use was still way higher than it should have been, at least when the bulbs worked for longer than a day without exploding anyway!! I wouldn't recommend this lamp to anyone looking to use it over an extended period of time unless they aren't concerned with their carbon footprint, although in this day & age each of us should be. Marked it down to 2 stars to reflect it's value to me, it comes in handy as a reading lamp now & again but at over £40 it's quite an expensive one. - (29/05/14)