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Very Detailed Review of the Daylight 24 lamp
on August 27, 2013
I bought the Rechargeable version of this. It looks exactly the same but instead of buying expensive D Batteries, you plug it into the wall to recharge for 10 Hours of use.
The light intensity output shouldn't be used to read unless you're very close to it. You may strain your eye if the light source isn't bright enough.
The power adapter it came with is a 5 Volt & 2Amp adapter. It's inefficient, where the AC power charger consume 4 Watts to charge it compared to a USB charger that I plugged into it. The USB chargers will consume only a little over 1 Watt. I've tried different USB chargers with a powerful 10 Watt charger and the lamp will only take a little over 1 Watt from it to charge. I switched out the 5 Volt adapter it came with because it's the same voltage as a USB charger 5 Volt.
When assembling the pipes, you have to be careful to turn slowly because the threads isn't easy to match together. I had to twist and turn until the thread match then it joins together. If you force turn the threads and it didn't line up, you'll end up with a crooked lamp that is turned in half way into the pipe.
When it's charging, there is a little solid red light on top of the lamp indicating it's charging. I haven't finished charging it yet to see what happens when it's fully charged. I would guess the red light turns off when it's full 100%.
There is a frosted white plastic protective screen under the LEDs. It diffuses the light and protects the LEDs. I don't see any way to remove this plastic cover so I left it alone. I like that it's plastic so it won't shatter if the lamp ever tips over.
The 1st pipe going into the base may be loose and wobble at the base, you may need a wrench to tighten the ring under the base. After you tighten the ring, all your pipes stacking up should be stiff and straight.
It's a nice rechargeable lamp and I like it but this shouldn't be used to read or work with fine detail things. My purpose will be to shine the light at a corner area to illuminate a small area.
The variable dimmer switch turns smooth and works well. As you turn it on, you hear a little click then the LEDs start at a low dim setting.
I hope this review gives you enough information on what you're buying. D-Batteries are expensive and I'm glad I got the rechargeable version, never have to worry about buying new batteries.