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.