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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on August 30, 2006
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I bought this light for my wife who was having difficulties evaluating photo prints in the light of her office. I first looked around for specialized D50 viewing stations, but they were prohibitively priced (several hundreds of dollars for very small stations, and several thousands for the sizes we were interested in). Since the goal wasn't professional evaluation, we then shopped around for consumer-grade full-spectrum lighting, and decided on this model, primarily because of price (interestingly, you can find it several times through the Amazon site; once at forty dollars with free shipping by Amazon, once at about 60 without free shipping from an Amazon partner, and once at about 120 from another partner).

The lighting quality appears more than adequate for us. It's sufficiently bright and allows us to easily evaluate the colors of photographic prints. (At first, the change in light gave me the impression that this light made colors look too "cool", but in fact it was indeed close to daylight. The first impression was probably just a consequence of having gotten used to the incandescent lighting in the offices.) The light is also quite even in brightness over a good angle (more than sufficient to examine 13''x19'' prints, or an open folder with two 12''x12'' scrapbook pages for example).

We use this floor lamp model as a desk light (to save on precious desk space). The height is just right for that, but I would have liked an option for an extra foot of height as well (if you place it by a reading seat, the lamp head may be a distracting presence). The flexible gooseneck it a nice touch. That said, this light isn't the pinnacle of design or manufacturing (but it's decent considering the price).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 27, 2006
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I bought this lamp with the sun-less, seemingly never-ending months of cloudy winter days in Cleveland in mind. Just sitting next to this lamp while reading for a half hour on a dismal day left me feeling more cheerful. It seems very much like natural daylight as the description claims. I can't guarantee you will get through winter without any depression, but I really think it will make a difference for me. I am very happy with this lamp and I am glad I bought it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon October 21, 2006
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The lamp was well packaged for shipment and arrived in good order. It assembled quickly and easily. But. The connection for the bulb itself is not well executed. The design looks to be well-thought out, but the electrical path to the bulb is not tight. If my dog walks near the lamp, or just a gravity attack while the bulb is horizontal, the light goes out.

A bit of gentle jiggling gets the bulb back in contact, but it is annoying.

This has happened from the first time I turned on the lamp.

The light, when it is on, is great.
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on November 9, 2006
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I bought this lamp to use while doing needlework. Whether I'm working on a table/desk or sitting in the recliner the height is just right and the flexible neck adjusts where I need it. I have 2 friends who bought similar Bell & Howell lamps but paid $100 for EACH lamp. They wish they had found this one first.

The construction is high quality with a heavy base. If I had to come up with a complaint I would say the cord could be longer--it's the standard 5 foot cord and I use an extension because the recliner is in the middle of the room.

This is a great buy!
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on January 21, 2007
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I now have three of these lamps. They are wonderful for reading as well as crafts. I also use it for full spectrum benefits. It is surprisingly sturdy and looks more expensive then the price. I bought one for my 89 year old mother and she is able to read without difficulty again. I have recommended this product to many people.
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on October 26, 2006
I bought four lamps for my office. The light spectrum is not a perfect 5600K color temperature but is very cost effective for viewing photographs or pantone paint chips indoors. Would recommend for sesional depression. Other customers may not have inserted the bulb correctly.
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on June 10, 2007
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Have 4 of these, and for a senior whose eyes are not as bright as they used to be, they are great. Have never had to replace a bulb. The $50 price, no tax, no shipping, is as good as I have seen anywhere..
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on January 3, 2007
It was what I expected. It's not a light I would use for normal living, however to use it for a seasonal affective disorder would be fine or if you need a pick me up during winter.
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on January 9, 2007
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In my otherwise dimly-lit dorm room, the white light can really brighten up the place. It even improves my mood to have a bright corner of the room.
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Works as advertised - very handy to have around. We're very pleased with the price / value matrix -- it does what it's supposed to do.
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