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Alvin G2540-D Swing-arm Lamp, White, 32in extension

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White Fixture
  • Spring-Balanced Arms
  • Ventilated Shade
  • Adjustable to 32" extension
  • 2-Way Mounting Clamp for Tables up to 2" thick
  • Porcelain Socket - UL approved for 100 watt bulb
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Color: White Fixture
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 8 x 4.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B001DKFKB0
  • Item model number: G2540-D
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (634 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Color: White Fixture

Swing Arm Lamp- White...One of the most important items in any artist's studio! These lamps will clip onto almost any table. They will also clamp on to shelves and surfaces that are vertical or horizontal. Features a ventilated metal shade double shade baffle for glare reduction a spring balanced adjustable arm and lamp holder switch (not an inline switch). The arm extends to 32". The lamp itself takes up to a 100 watt bulb (not included).

Customer Reviews

Broke within 2 months.
gahsgrands
The knobs that control the angles of the arms cannot be tightened enough to make the lamp stay in the position I want it in.
Mary's Little Lamb
Plastic base cracked while trying to tighten lamp clamp down on table.
Luke P.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

145 of 149 people found the following review helpful By Quad Peaks on March 3, 2011
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
The plastic attachment device to affix the lamp often breaks when tightened. If you don't tighten it enough the lamp is unsteady. This has happened several times over the years with Alvin swing lamps and is the result of supplying and using a supposedly hardened plastic attachment rather than one made of steel. Be prepared to drill a hole or otherwise jerry-rig some other method to mount this lamp. It is a great lamp when it works but getting it mounted is sometimes a problem and is the result of the cheapening and plasticization of many products.
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86 of 88 people found the following review helpful By ATH on March 8, 2011
Color Name: White Fixture
I'm an architecture student. We were required to buy lamps for our studios and most of the students bought this one. Most of them didn't last an entire semester. The bases often broke, switches didn't work, the works.
I actually still have mine because 1) it was installed in a corner and rarely moved (which is not the point of this type of lamp) and 2) I saw the quality of these lamps so when I did move it I was super careful.

Regarding the heat and moving the lamp: I'm using my lamp with a 25 watt fluorescent daylight bulb. It doesn't get too hot to move and I like the whiter light. It didn't screw into the lamp easily though because the socket was at an angle so the ballast wouldn't fit. Angling the socket, by moving the switch, solved that problem.

In general I find all of Alvin's products to be subpar and do my best to avoid them.
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73 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Pit Stop on November 23, 2009
Color Name: White Fixture Verified Purchase
I bought this lamp about 1 month ago and have been using it regularly since then.
Pros:
The lamp has a lot of reach and flexibility, can be easily clamped to the end of a table. The tension in the springs is good and each joint can be tightened further to lock motion. The electrical components like the switch and wire seem to be of a good quality and should last.

Cons:
There is no handle to move the head of the lamp when the lamp is on. When it is on, the head gets really hot because of the bulb, and moving it to a new position becomes difficult because of the temperature of the head. The work around is the use the black plastic baffle to move the head, but this is inconvenient.

Overall a it is a good deal especially compared to other similar products that are priced much higher.
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80 of 82 people found the following review helpful By R. W. Milyard on May 4, 2011
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
The Alvin lamp; and other brands, but especially Alvin have been around about as long as I can remember, and I am going on 66. I used these lamps for all of my 40 year work carrier as first, a drafter (yea, I actually drew with a pencil) and then into graphics and CAD, but this lamp was always around.
Because of this 40 years (and now more) I can give you a few hints about its use and misuse.

First, do not yank the lamp around like its a garden hose; parts will break.
Second, mount the lamp where you have proper clearance in the directions you plan on moving the swing arm.
Third, move the lamp to the position or general area you will most likely use it the most and then do your
adjusting.
Fourth, (and this is a little secret) you can use the cord as leverage at the lamp head by pulling some of the
cord back through the swing arm assembly and in doing so this will help hold up the lamp head and not put all
the strain on the tightening screw (which is plastic). This (besides the main plastic clamp) is one of your two main stress areas.
Fifth, loosen the middle screw more than the others and the swing arm will flex much better and you will let the
springs do there jobs.
And lastly, Yeh, the friggin clamp is made of plastic; if you can't live with it, drill a hole in the desk and
shove in the post.
I do have at least 4 or 5 of the old metal clamps laying around this place and I guess it would be a good time to go find one.
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By PH on September 24, 2009
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I bought this lamp for a dorm room, where my desk is under my bed. It fits my needs perfectly. It clamps on (the clamp can be mounted on a sideways plane) the support brace for my bed, and is highly articulate. It's also very steady, if you tighten down the screws, and doesn't droop too much if tightened. My one problem with this lamp is that it has the tendency to droop slightly if not tightened, and the clamp may wear out (but is probably replaceable.) If you're looking for a cheap swing arm lamp that still looks professional, look no further!
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Mike on July 19, 2010
Color Name: White Fixture Verified Purchase
The arm of the light seems to be well built, however the clamp is made of cheap plastic. The clamp snapped apart within 1 month of my purchase.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By jforlong on December 24, 2010
Color Name: White Fixture Verified Purchase
I purchased this lamp about 4 months ago. At first it didn't seem to fit properly on the drawing table (definitely a piece had to be missing), after a few days the plastic base broke when I turned the lamp. And now, after just 4 months, the switch to turn the light on doesn't work. It has been a very poor product. Would not recommend at all!
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By E. Wait on February 14, 2011
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I bought this 4 months ago, and the metal that holds the socket on the lamp broke, so the bulb and socket started falling out of the lamp. I thought about hot-glueing it, but then the switch fell out of the socket. Into the trash it went.
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