For anyone who wants a 'daylight' lamp - without paying the hyper-inflated 'Ott-light" prices - this is a great deal. Really - the only difference is the brand name. I tend to sew late at night and my eyes get tired quickly - especially when working with dark fabrics. So I bought two lamps - one for my sewing area, and the other for my cutting table. You just can't go wrong with these lamps. Your eyes (especially if they are older) will thank you! They were very easy to put together.