Lamp is of very good quality & very contemporary. Love the foot switch dimmer option. I ordered two for my new house and they look like art pieces by themselves. I've been shopping with Overstock for over 4 yrs now and no disappoinments EVER!
I only rated the appearance a 4 because I'm not wild about the shiny chrome (I'd prefer it to be a matte or satin finish, like the rest of the lamp). But this was very easy to assemble, and the on/off switch is very cool; you can have the reading light on or off, separate from the top light, which is on a sliding dimmer switch, and the whole switch box sits on the floor next to your chair. I'm very pleased with this, and it shipped ultra fast.
We bought the lamp to serve a few different purposes- ambient lighting in our smaller size living room, and to provide me with task lighting for reading or craft projects. The dimmer switch option for the ambient "torchiere" portion provides nice control for mood lighting, and the halogen bulb for task lighting suits my needs. It's also possible to use both simultaneously. We've put the dimmer switch onto a table for ease of use from the primary chair I use- makes it much easier than using it as a floor/foot adjustment. Overall I'm very satisfied.
I ordered two of these lamps and they are great. First of all the on/off switch is located between the lamp base and the wall plug, and is intended to be turned on and off by your foot. The torchiere lighting is dimmable with a sliding plate there's an on/off button for the halogen light. When the lamp is off, there's a orange 'locater' light on the switchplate so you can find it in the dark. Because of that, you can't really tuck these lamps behind furniture as many other of this style because you need access to the floor switch. The base is heavy and sturdy, the lamp itself easy to assemble. Because you can dim the torchiere light, you can have just the right lighting mood. Pricey but nice.
This lamp is both functional and beautiful, and adds a bit of flair to my traditional living room. I am very pleased with its multi-functional lighting, and everything works as it was designed to. I am NOT one who puts things together well, but this was pretty simple. The hardest part was getting everything out of the box -- it was packed very well. Shipping time was well under a week.
I just got it today and I am quite happy. It was very well packed and arrived on time. The assembly took about 30 min. It looks very classy and chic. The small lamp is very bright and will be great for doing my needlework. I already got comments about how pretty the frosted glass is. Overall it is a good stylish and functional lamp. It is overpriced though hence the 4 stars. The only thing that I wish was different is that the switch stays on the floor and the cord is not long enough to put it on the table.
I read the reviews about these lamps, and that's what swayed me to buy 2 of them. I like the swirly design of the supports and when they arrived, I was impressed with the quality and the weight. They put out good light, although the switch is in a weird place - the cord with the controls is short and you can't do much besides put it on the floor by the lamp. I like the separate halogen reading lamp, but it does get hot, so be careful not to put it too close to your head. Overall, a nice product for the price.
This lamp has sleek, clean and modern lines. It looks fantastic paired with a nice comfy overstuffed reading chair. I chose to use it in a grouping and it doesn't overpower. It was fairly easy to assemble, (if you lay it down on the floor you will find it much easier). The lighting aspect is nice, there is a dimmer switch for the main light and just an on/off for the smaller reading light. I wish that there were a seperate on/off for each instead of a sliding dimmer but the dimmer is a nice feature just the same. While I found it to be a little overpriced, I still feel that I purchased a well constructed and very nice looking floor lamp.
The actual functioning lamp is much more attractive than the on-line picture. The dimmer switch for the globe section is fantastic; you can change the light in the entire room just by sliding the dimmer switch. The halogen reading lamp is directional, provides light directly where needed, and can be used independently from the overhed globe. I think the controls are designed to be used on the floor, but I have mine positioned on the shelf next to my reading chair. I'd recommend this lamp to anyone: it's chic and very functional.
The reviews were correct on the workmanship and quality of this lamp! All cords are hidden. It's very streamline that way. Cheaper models have cords showing for both lamps - these are concealed. The only thing I wish (along with others) is that it was a bit cheaper and that it also had controls on the lamp itself (not just floor controls). There's no dimmer on the little halogen lamp (which is fine for us), but it was a question I had when ordering it, so hope it helps someone else. There is a nice dimmer on the large lamp (floor slider button for on/off/dimmer switch) and the switch for the little halogen is a simple on/off click switch on the floor too. There's a small adjuster bar on the little halogen so you can easily direct the light without burning yourself (a big plus!)
After weeks of shopping for a floor lamp as an addition to my living room I settled on the Kalea Satin Black/Chrome Torchiere Floor Lamp. It's stylish appearance fits the rest of my living room decor perfectly, and the functionality of the dimmer switch and reading lamp make it ideal for whatever I am doing. The frosted glass shade adds a touch of elegance to the overall style and throws a warm glow over the room. This product did not arrive as quickly as some of the other things I have ordered on Overstock, but delivery time was still under two weeks, and the lamp was well worth the wait. It was easy to assemble and I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a stylish, quality lamp with great features. One thing to note, since the lamp has a dimmer switch it is not recommended for use with energy saver bulbs. I use energy saver bulbs whenever I can, but in this case I opted for a low watt regular bulb so I could enjoy the great effects of the dimmer without using an excess of energy.