First, be clear this is an accent lap and not one that will be your primary light source in a room. It is well put together and a neat piece. You can sort of see the bulb through the branches but its not horrible. I started with a regulars light bulb and it felt a little too industrial and stark for me plus it made me nervous having a hot bulb in the middle of a bunch of dried sticks. I ended up getting a color changing LED bulb *** and this really made it cool. The bulb is not hot and I can change to any color I want, including white, Adding this bulb really made it a totally awesome and different lamp. I love it!
This lamp arrived perfectly in tact. You insert the bulb (though you can use up to 150 watts, I recommend 60 - otherwise you can see the bright light through the reeds otherwise), remove the safety plug and voila! Instant coastal feel.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
I liked this lamp when I bought it. However, the reeds break very easily. In just a few months, about a quarter of the reeds have broken off at the top just from casual contact. It is not the right choice for a location where it will be touched at all -- even adjusting the blinds near it will cause breakage.
I ordered one and it came in damaged. Overstock sent another one and a pick up a label for the first one. The second one was much better. I'm using an LED bulb in it! So there's no heat. Word of advice – open from the bottom. You cannot get it out from the top.
This is a very unique light that adds a lot of character to a room, however the bulb should have a shield or something. It's so bright inside the lamp that people in the room can't look in that direction. We concocted a shade to put down in it and that worked fine, but it seems like a design flaw.
Love the look of the lamp. A few of the reeds were bent and I emailed overstock and never got a reply. The base is very light which seems like it could be knocked over easily and would surely demolish some reeds. Fortunately our cats or dogs have not tested that theory yet. I do love the statement this lamp makes and feel like it was a deal considering the price. I would purchase it again and recommend it