The piano lamp on our grand piano provides the proper lighting to read the sheet music.
Why do I call it a "tipsy" piano lamp? A few hours after using the lamp, the right side (where the on-off switch is) has tipped down and ends up about four inches LOWER than the left side. I raise the right side so that the lamp is again level and it stays there -- for another few hours. And then the right side again ends up about four inches LOWER than the left side. Said another way, on its own, the lamp rotates clockwise about thirty degrees over the period of a few hours and comes to rest in that tipped position.
I know, you don't believe me. No one else does, either.
The grand piano lamp was shipped promptly and well packaged. I have a 100 year old grand in my living room and the lamp looks great on it. I added a line-dimmer and that works well. Now the sheet music lights up the world - only wish my playing was as good - I'll try harder now that I can see the notes.
I think the lamp has good clip on design and the brass color is OK for my honey wood colored grand piano. But one T10 light bulb just does not generate enough illuminationo for my music. I returned this and got another brands that come with LED from Conoco Piano Lamps (find easily from Google).
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The piano lamp works like it is supposed to and looks great. What more can I ask? In one of the reviews, someone said it would tilt and have to be repositioned. I have not had that problem even though we put a spacer in the top of the part that clips to the music stand on the piano. I wanted a little more room for page turning. It is still nice and sturdy.
excellent piano lamp for the conscientious pianist
I've used this lamp basically every day since I got it a year ago. It fits beautifully on the music desk and gives plenty of light. I've had no problem with the switch or the bulb (it's still the original bulb from a year ago).
There is ample space from the top of the lamp to the top of most pieces of music so there's never been any need to fold over a sheet. I recommend this lamp for any pianist who has to read music and plays a lot.
I'm also pleased with the aesthetic quality, the bronze or gold color matching very well with our walnut Knabe 5/8" grand. The felt inside the clip on clamp works beautifully and I've never tightened the screws.
I like the lamp, however, the socket had been assembled off center so I was unable to screw in the bulb. By gently bending the socket, I was finally able to screw in the bulb, but when I turned the lamp on, the 40 watt bulb blew out, presumably because it was touching the foil strip that covered a screw. I bent the socket a bit more, used a small wedge to keep the bulb from touching the foil, inserted a 25 watt bulb and it now works fine. Instructions suggest a 60 watt bulb, but that would be much too bright and too hot. I find the 25 watt sufficient.
We had been looking for a replacement light for our piano at church and finally found it here online. I did receive it promptly, and since it just sits on the music stand on the piano, there is no assembly needed. I thought I ordered it in the polish brass finish (as shown in the picture) but when it arrived it was in the statuary bronze finish - which is much better for our situation! I probably would not have picked that color, but if you need a color that won't reflect any stage lighting that you might use - try this one! It works for us!