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I first got this lamp about four years ago as a present. I knew it was coming and was a little dubious about its design however when it arrived I immediately recognized why the name had so much prowess behind it and the price was so high.
-Out of the box-
The lamp comes boxed very nicely and you have to first assemble the product with the supplied Allen key. There are clear and simple instructions to tell even a DIY novice what to do, which is great. What sets this lamp apart from the rest though is the fact that everything is completely adjustable to your personal preferences. As you assemble the product, or even later as you desire, you can change the tensions/resistances of every joint so the lamp behaves exactly as you want.
The white inside of the shade is built so that it reflects most of the light out the front of it, which makes for a very bright light from just a small energy saving light bulb which it comes with. (Small screw thread fitting)
Personally I use this lamp at the edge of my desk and what I like is its stability and precision due to its design. The base of this lamp is very heavy so it will never fall over and you can adjust the lamp to look in any direction easily and it will stay there. The balance of this product is truly amazing! The base of the lamp has a 360degree rotation, there are then two hinges on the arm and the shade then rotates about 300 degrees for any viewing angle. There is a small inline toggle switch on the power cord which fits nicely out the way and doesn't get tangled but is easy to reach.
This product has moved with me about four times now and the fact that it can come apart with just a simple allen key is a great feature. The whole lamp folds up incredibly small and different parts of it can be packed separately for ease of transport. This dismatling also allows for easy greasing of joints, or replacing of o-rings if needed - though I have never had to undergo any serious maintenance yet.
This product has served me well for years now and I have only had to oil the hinges/joints once. I have never had any problems and the overall build and quality of the lamp is astonishing. I truly believe that this lamp will last for many more years to come and even when or if it breaks I will certainly purchase another Anglepoise lamp. Yes this is an expensive product but it is well built and I could not improve on its design at all. If you buy one you will never regret it! The best lamp on the market.
Type75, the top selling Anglepoise® model, is the perfect task light. Combining all the high quality fittings and features youd expect from Anglepoise. Designed by Kenneth Grange, its classical looks, smooth lines, flowing movement and full adjustability make this one of the very best choices for a task lamp. Comes with complete with a powerful 15 Watt CFL bulb.