This light is very well made, high quality and works well when it stays upright. It does not have a wide enough or heavy enough base to support the gooseneck and light except for when it is located directly over the base. We purchased this as a reading light to sit on a nightstand next to a bed. It is largely ineffective for that purpose.
It is nice to bend the gooseneck where ever I need it to get light, but I would be ever so much happier with it if the light output were just a few lumens brighter. It is enough light to read by, but only if the light is close enough to the book.
Love this lamp. I use it for reading only, not for ambience - the color of the light is kind of blue. The base is heavy to keep it stable, the light is bright and cool, and the neck is long enough to reach over my shoulder. Other goosenecks I tried were too short, or had to be mounted on the wall. My husband and I can read in bed without bothering each other!
Excellent lamp; well constructed and good looking Somewhat pricey.
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on Dec 17, 2014
I bought one of these lamps in December 2010. The lamp has several qualities, but mine had one over riding problem. When it arrived the light was intermittent, had to adjust the head or base to find the right spot. I sent it back and when it returned it had the same problem. I have used it for four years by adjusting or twisting the lamp head to get a light. Being very careful and only touching the switch it might work for a month before going out again! It is a beautiful item with quite a long neck. Also plenty of light. I liked it because of it's great flexibility which, unfortunately I seldom used for fear of losing the light. Maybe you will be luckier than myself, and if so you will have yourself a super fine lamp.
I am very glad that I purchased this lamp. Having purchased this lamp primarily for a reading lamp, I did think that the light would be narrower, so not to bother my husband whilst reading in bed, but it has great and intense light and the gooseneck is easily maneuvered. My only complaint is that the plastic piece over the bulb continually falls open and I cannot get it to stay snapped shut, but otherwise, I do really like this lamp.