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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on September 9, 2009
I ordered this lamp as primary work area lighting over my desk. The base is very elegant, but I opted to use the clamp attachment instead and attached it to the base of some blinds as my desk is right next to a window. The clamp itself is simple, but worked just fine and is sturdy, and I have no complaints about it (with luck my image should show for this product). The lamp on the other hand is a whole different story.

First of all, this lamp cost $170, and with such a high price tag for a relatively simple product one would expect to get something of a high quality. The biggest problem is in the joints, I was under the appearance that they would move smoothly and stay where positioned as images would have you believe. Instead, all the joints except for the one closest to the base are extremely lax, if you move it and let it go it will fall immediately to a position about 15 degrees below where you positioned it, meaning putting it into place is a game of over adjusting and hoping it "falls" into place how you like it. The 90 degree black joint (where the lights are) is even worse, this one slips about 30 degrees and popped out when I tilted it upside down (I was able to "click" it back in easily enough, and it seems to stick now).

The lighting quality is also problematic. The lamp has four power modes, and has relatively large comfortable buttons near the top to adjust the output. Unfortunately even on "high power" the lighting output is fairly dim (at anywhere between a foot to three feet away). It's enough to read for short periods of time, but quickly gets uncomfortable. Also, the light was billed as being "Warm," on the contrary the lighting color is extremely cool.

Because the design is so catching, it may be worth it as an accent light, but forget trying to use it for anything else. The lighting is too dim and adjusting the position is extremely problematic. Also the description bills it as being able to illuminate a large desk area, it isn't remotely capable of doing this. I have mine positioned about 38" high up from my desk (which is higher then it can reach when on a base), it barely illuminates a ~7 square foot area, and then dimly.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This was quite a surprise as to the functionality and great light it provided. It is quite obvious we will be using LED's for lighting in virtually any application for the future. The Z bar light is attractive easy to use and the dimmer is a great feature so you can actually use it as a night light. It may look funny in the picture but it is the best desk or end table lamp I have ever had. Z-Bar High Power LED Desk Lamp, Warm White Illumination - Red
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 3, 2010
Received the lamp and it was very easy to setup. I definitely enjoy the aesthetic that this lamp creates on my desk, its design is very modern and minimalist and its color has a certain retro feel.

It does have a few drawbacks, most of which have been mentioned by a few others before me. First, it is somewhat difficult to finely adjust it, one spends a good deal of time trying to overadjust it so that it ends up in the right spot, something I think Koncept could probably fix fairly easily. Secondly, the adjustment switches are uncomfortably far away from the light source, I routinely have to use a pencil or other long object to change its brightness if I do not want to get up from my chair to do so. Thirdly, I purchased the "warm" version of the lamp, which for my taste the color temperature is surprisingly high (think a temperature that is inbetween a bright white and a warm white CFL bulb). Lastly, even at the brightest setting the lamp just doesn't seem that bright, if your work is not directly beneath the lamp it will not be significantly lit.

My last semi-negative comment is that it is surprisingly large, really pay attention to the dimensions of the product if you are considering ordering this.

All in all, I am happy with the lamp; it looks great and it is functional. My complaints are really kind of quibbles. I think that if this lamp had cost me $30 at the local office boxstore I probably would not have these complaints at all. But, when spending greater than $150 for a desk lamp we should be completely satisfied with it. And, Koncept, if you are reading this I hope that you just tweak these few issues, and your already good product could be great.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 25, 2011
I give it one star because the design does look awesome. But it costs a ton and the actual lighting produced looks awful. You are basically paying a lot of of money for 6 LED bulbs that don't create "warm light."

The lamp does not throw off a lot of light, and the area of the light that it does produce is two different colors. In the center, directly under the LEDs, the light is obviously daylight/florescent. But on the outer edges the light is a strong yellow. I was expecting consistent warm light, not a weird, two-colored light pattern on my desk. I wish it was as "warm" as the company claims it is, but instead I have to return it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 23, 2010
I am very impressed by the quality construction and feel of this lamp. Assembly is almost too easy. The design of the lamp is very simple and exudes high tech. The light output is ample and the 4 dimmer settings adds additional flexibility. A great accessory for any desk. One suggestion - move the dimmer buttons to the light bar to avoid having to reach across your desk to turn the light on and off or to adjust the brightness.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 20, 2012
I got the red one from Amazon 4 years ago and this is still working fine.

What you may want to know before placing your order:

1. If one LED (bulb) burnt out, the rest will still work. You will not be able to change a single LED, you have to replace the whole upper unit (all 6 LEDs together) which may cost more than the whole set.

2. Due to the 6 LEDs, this will give you 6 shadows. Think, before you use this for photo lightning.

3. This set (at least mine) came with a small AC/DC transformer which is suitable for 100W to 240W AC. You can use this worldwide if you have the right AC wall socket.

4. Amazon may not sell to your country.

Stylish as it is, you weigh the Pros and/or Cons.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 27, 2009
Great Lamp! I highly recommend it. Lamp color is that of standard incandescent. Dims extremely well. Light output far exceeds all other consumer units. Out put quality that of mid-level 'Color Kinetics" fixtures. Ordering another for my office!
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on July 14, 2015
Looks cool - terrible light quality. The light quality is harsh. The light throws multiple shadows that make the use of this light as a desk lamp impossible. When writing a letter with a pen, the light creates several stacked shadows that are very distracting. Basically, it is impossible to read by as well.

Anyone that reviews this and has a positive feedback doesn't really use it.
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on May 17, 2013
It is the perfect reading lamp, i.e., adjustable positions, unobtrusive, adjustable brightness. Exactly what I wanted and needed. And the purchase, shipping and promptness were all very efficient
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on January 30, 2013
The lamp is a fantastic lamp! Its brightness works great and the company i purchased from did a great job in shipping it to me. I wish I can thank them personally. The lamp looks and works like a brand new lamp and goes great with my L-shape green glass desk. I highly recommend this product who wants a high tech lamp.
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