This floor lamp is exquisite, elegant, and sturdy. I could not be happier with it. The upright light is pleasantly bright when needed and soothingly "warm" when dimmed. The reading/spot light is quite bright and fairly easy to manuever into various positions. The stem/base is sleek and shiny in a, "looks like I paid considerably more for it than I actually did", kind of way.
i didn't know what to label this...the lamp is totally beautiful and the light it puts out is fantastic...the dimming feature is wonderful. so why am i giving this only 3 stars? because the top shade is way crooked and i can bend it to make it somewhat level, but then it just goes back to crookedeness(is that a word?) anyway, the lamp does look really awesome, so i'm going to return this and order another one. hopefully it's just an anomaly and the next 1 will be perfecto, in which case i will give it 5 stars lol.
Other than the long stick protruding from the secondary lamp, this is a nice looking torch. Unfortunately it suffers from two fatal flaws. First, the light hums/buzzes. Not quite obnoxiously, but in a silent room it's definitely noticeable (and annoying). Second, and more importantly, you need some really dexterous feet to use the floor dimmer. Had that part been better engineered, I would have considered this a 4-5 star lamp.
I am happy with the lamps looks and how it works. The only complaint that I have is that the on/off switch is on the floor so is not handy to get at while sitting in the recliner that it is being used by; would have been nicer to have it on the lamp itself within reach of the person sitting in the chair.
I'd bought some cheap torchieres elsewhere and it took me a little while to spend about five times as much for this lamp. Well, I should have skipped the cheapies and bought this lamp to begin with. I would have saved myself money. This lamp is very well-made, with good attention to detail. It was easy to assemble and is heavy enough to be very stable. It's larger than I thought it would be from the photo, perhaps because the design is so well-balanced and elegant. We've put this lamp next to our six-shelf electronics stand (also from Overstock.com) and I find the halogen arm light to be extremely useful when I'm peering at the small-print black-on-black labels on the various boxes. As I've gotten older I've found I need brighter lighting to read such labels and the halogen light is just perfect. I intend to buy a pair of these for our master bedroom, to replace the pair of cheapies I've got in there now. With the high ceilings, these will really look good and light up the room.
I love this lamp. It is heavy and well balanced. If your lamp is humming, change your light bulb to the ones specified by the manufacturers. I tried both and the fluorescent bulbs cause the hum. Hope this helps!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. High- nice and heavy base - safe
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
This lamp is beautiful. Its very well made, very heavy too! I love the dimmer switch! I have a table next to the chair its behind so I put the control on the table instead of the floor. I wish the small reading light had a little chain to pull to turn it off and on, instead, the control is in the main switch, which makes it a little inconvenient. But, overall, love the lamp! Very classy and sophisticated looking!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. High Quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Spot on
The lamp is beautiful. It shipped very fast and proved to be what it promised, and the price was fair. It was easy to assemble and is sturdy and solid. The extra work-light is great for those times when you need strong light for delicate needlework or other projects.
From the outset, the lamp was very loud when turned on: it hummed and sizzled routinely. Within months, the lightbulb in the small light blew out, and replacement was a pain. Then came the flickering from the big light. Then the floor switch wouldn't work; we had to unplug it completely because even when turned "off"," the lamp would flicker and turn off and on. The last straw was when the big light began sizzling, flickering, and smoking. This lamp didn't even last a year.
Overall design is beautiful, but poor quality. First there's a slight crack in the glass bowl on top and the lamp on top simply doesn't turn on!! The side lamp works (bulb came with product). But the top requires 2 bulbs and I've tried various ones, all new, and none works so it's the lamp that's broken!! Lamps $*** less work better than this!!
Love this lamp very modern, looks better than pictured, get so many compliments
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Better in person
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
We needed more light in a corner of the den where my husband does office work while watching TV. It fits in well with decor, provides a great deal of ambient uplight, yet he can focus the spotlight over his work without distracting others. the spotlight does get hot, so be sure to use handle.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. attractive, multiple light sources
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
My husband was at first mystified on how to turn the upper, dimmable lamp brighter. He was disappointed because he thought it was always going to be on "low." But I proudly showed him the dimmer, located on the floor control and he was more than happy! The little reading lamp is plenty bright enough to read by, a real priority in our rather dark living room. The lamp is pretty, and very sturdy. It only took my less-than-handy husband about 30 minutes to put it together. I love it!
This lamp is very cool looking and the base is sufficiently heavy to keep it upright, BUT, the switch, which is on the floor ( what's up with that?!) doesn't always work - it should go between bright and dim and off, but I never know what it's going to do, so it's a pain in the butt.
I'm the worst when it comes to putting something together. It was VERY easy. I was ordering this as something "to get me by" until I could find something I really loved and could afford. This far exceeded my expectations. The light is perfect and I can set it exactly as I want. I keep it low as I have a great view from where I live and don't want a lot of light to reflect on the windows at night, however I need good light in this area when I read and this has solved it. I had read that there was an issue with the light bulbs showing so I put in to 40 watt bulbs that are smaller, almost like appliance bulbs. Got them at the hardware store and when fully on, more than enough light for me. Have never written a review before but I have to say this was a great buy and I had only come online to get another one, only to see they are sold out. :-( I'll buy another as soon as I hear they are back in stock.
It was easy to assembly, it's a little heavy but I guess that's good so the lamp can't be moved by the pet, the slide switch was a little hard to find, I've never seen a lamp with that type of switch. Overall is a pretty lamp, very elegant.