My mother, who is getting on in years, has developed a fairly serious eye disorder. She lives not far out of state, but unfortunately I'm unable to visit as much as I would like. She has trouble reading in general, and it is particularly difficult for her to read the the labels on prescription medication. She was unable to find any lights bright enough to help out locally. So, I ordered the Trademark floor lamp and had Overstock.com ship it directly to her in North Carolina for Christmas. My wife and I had business commitments in late December, and we simply couldn't visit her and my siblings this year. I do not have such a lamp myself, so I had to trust the Overstock website description. The day it arrived she phoned me, elated--extolling the soft brightness of the floor lamp (amazingly, she assembled it herself). She could finally read magazines with the lamp placed next to the couch in the den. Right then and there, I decided to send her the Trademark desk lamp as well. I got a second phone call from her, just as excited as before. She had placed the desk lamp on the counter by her medication bottles, and now she can read them with perfect clarity. Not surprisingly, Overstock has my enduring trust, gratitude, and continued business.
I purchased this lamp about 1 year ago for my wife's desk. Initially we were quite pleased. There have been no problems with the lamp until recently. I've always been told that CFL bulbs last approximately 7 years. Well.....the bulb in this lamp lasted only 1 year. Now I suspect I'm going to have a hard time finding a replacement bulb. I think next time I'll select a lamp that takes a standard screw in CFL bulb and save myself some trouble.
I purchased this lamp for my office, which has no windows for two reasons -- more light and light that emulated the sun to lift my spirts. This lamp does both for an unbeatable price. I am buying the floor lamp to use at home in my sewing room. You can't go wrong with this one! P.S. I personally do not care how much the replacement bulbs cost; it's worth it.
This lamp was a gift and was greatly appreciated. The full spectrum light has reduced my eye strain when reading late at night. On cloudy days I feel like I am sitting outside in full sun. It's a great lamp. My only complaint is that it is a little plain, not quite ugly but just another boring desk lamp.
I bought this type of lamp when they first became popular and paid three times the price! I expected quality from Overstock and got it! This is next to the computer and it sheds just the right amount of light at night to help this 50-somethiing see the keyboard real well!!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Right-on
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. This is the best "Sunlight" lamp I have EVER used. There is no glare, no excessive heat given off of it and it is so portable!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? 100%
This is a good desk lamp, albeit not the brightest star in the sky. The bulb supplied could be brighter.One item I must check on is if the bulb can be changed out for one that offers more lumins(brighter).Other than that, it was a good buy at the price I paid.
I often times do not recommend things to friends, but if they asked how i like the lamp and if I would buy another I would say it is nice : )It seems as though it should give off more light, but it makes a great reading lamp. I purchased 3 and have them in two offices that are on the inner walls with no windows. They make the staff more cheery and ease strain on their eyes.Overall I feel it was a great purchase for the price!Thanks Overstock!