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Too many flaws for the price
on April 26, 2011
I bought this lamp to replace a standard halogen torchiere to use less electricity. The best thing about this lamp is the design. The top takes three GU26 bulbs which are included with the lamp. As you turn the knob, the lamp cycles on 1, 2 and 3 bulbs, giving you three options for brightness. At it's brightest, it is very bright and all you will need for a normal-sized room. The two lights on the side have a standard socket (bulbs not included), which means you can use compact fluorescent or a generic incandescent bulb. These are nice if you just want a reading light without lighting up the entire room. The lamp looks good, has a nice heavy base and is made of quality material.
This lamp has several problems that prevent me from giving it a high rating. On my lamp, the point where the pole screws into the base and the point where the top of the pole screws in to the bottom are not set right. If I try to screw it tight, the screw slips. So I have to screw it down just barely enough so it's not leaning, and then every time I move or bump the lamp it comes loose again and I have to reset it. Also, there's a white coating on the inside of the two side lights that flakes off when it is touched. And, as some other people mentioned, the knobs on the lamp are made of cheap plastic. That's might not be a big issue, but they feel like they could break after too much use.
This would easily be a 5 star lamp if it didn't have those problems. It would be a 4 star lamp if it had those problems but was much cheaper.