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on July 14, 2012
I was worried that this little lamp would look out of place in my office at work, but I dislike fluorescent lighting and I needed a small lamp witha little extra light at a cheap price to help me out in a corner that was particularly dark. This one had great ratings, was $18 shipped and seemed like a bargain. It was easy to install and puts out way more light than I thought it would. I've had more complements on it than most anything I've put in my office and though I've had it for a month, I don't know what I'd do without it. It's a great deal and my first IKEA purchase. If you are on the edge of buying it or not, I'd say go for it. You will absolutely find a spot for it and if you don't, it is the PERFECT gift for under $25.
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on May 22, 2013
I returned mine because there was a hole ripped in the paper when it arrived. Amazon paid for the shipping back and gave me a credit without a problem.

I purchased another Ikea lamp from Amazon at the same time:

That lamp is a completely different color and weight of paper! As an aside, that floor lamp is really attractive and does NOT look cheap like this one. Everyone loves it! I went to Ikea to buy 6 more for my whole house because they go with everything and they are so inexpensive. On Amazon, it's $34.98 + Prime shipping, but at Ikea they are only $19.99, HOWEVER this lamp is now discontinued. My local Ikea has 121 in stock, and then they are replacing it with an ugly lamp that costs $29.99 sheesh! So if you want the floor lamp for 20 bucks, you've gotta hurry before I buy them all. :)

Here's the point of my tangent: This lamp wasn't just a different color/made of different paper than the other Ikea lamp I bought, I found out that it also seems to be a different color/paper than the same lamp that's actually IN the Ikea. When I was there buying the floor lamps, low and behold, there was this little table lamp. See how it looks off-white in the picture? That's how it looks in the store, but what was shipped to me was a super-cheap-looking-stark-white, like the color of printer paper. And by the way, the Ikea carries a square desk/table lamp for $9.99 that matches the floor lamp in the above link.

I suggest either another lamp entirely, or the Orgel table lamp at your local Ikea which looks like this: but costs 1/4 the price locally (9.99 + tax), or buy this lamp if you love it, but find another seller. I'm not sure you're getting an authentic Ikea lamp here. Maybe yes, maybe no???
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on November 14, 2015
Love this lamp! It was very easy to assemble and gives off a brighter light than I expected. Completely pleased with it. One BOO to Amazon, though: when I see a "frequently bought together" and it has a lamp and lightbulbs, I'm assuming that those lightbulbs go to that lamp. Well, I bought the lightbulbs, and they don't fit the lamp. So now I have lightbulbs that I can use at some point, somewhere. I was able to scavenge another lightbulb from another lamp in the house—not what I was expecting. That's Amazon's boo-boo, though, not IKEA's. I'm very pleased with the lamp.
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on August 22, 2013
The paper cover looks nice and stable when you fit the frame properly.

However I had trouble with the cord. After I put a bulb in the socket and turned it on, the whole electricity of my home went out. At first I thought it was because I was abusing my power, switched back the fuse, turned off most of my stuff with electricity, and tried turning it on again. Now it burned my fuse!

I had trouble replacing my fuse, but don't want to haggle with replacing it, since I still like the cover frame.

I guess the manufacturers should use a better cord to complement the product.

I just bought a new cord and using it fine. The cord with the product was terrible...
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on March 26, 2015
Not worth it. This lamp may look cute, but it gets dirty very easily and it is hard to clean. Only buy if you live in a house that does not accumulate much dust, or you will be frustrated when you find it has collected a bunch of dust that you eventually will not be able to easily wipe off - and then the lamp is junk! I also had a hard time finding the correct light bulb to fit into this silly thing!
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on January 13, 2013
This is actually the second Vate lamp that I buy. I purchased the first one through another seller on Amazon (more expensive). The product this time arrived in a timely manner, but not with its original package (Ikea box, with instructions). Instead, it came in a bubble envelope, with a partial photocopy of the instructions. Again, the indication on this lamp differed from the first one concerning the bulb type required. I have some suspicions that this second lamp could be a copy from the original Ikea lamp.

The product in itself is good, but I am concerned that this lamp might be actually a fake. My main worry would be that it could be hazardous, so I would recommend anyone to spend a little more money and to get it from another seller than this one.
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on May 6, 2013
I needed a soft light in our TV viewing room. This product fits the bill perfectly. I placed it on top of a bookcase out of the reflection area of the TV. I mated it to a dimmer switch with a 40 watt bulb. By the way, the bulb that it takes is a small base one and I had to make a trip to the hardware store to purchase. The lamp gives off a beautiful soft light that is exactly what we wanted. A great mood lamp. Took about 2 minutes to put together, you have to be gentle with it, after all it is rice paper. All in all it's a fine product and I recommend it.
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on December 18, 2014
A nice little ACCENT light. Uses standard C7 based light bulbs, the type that are often used in older night lights. It gives off a nice glow with a 7 watt bulb. You wouldn't use this to light up a whole room, but rather to give soft light to a corner table, which will often make a room feel bigger by eliminating a dark spot. Despite a paper shade, incandescent bulbs do not get hot enough to be a problem, but you can always opt for an LED bulb for a couple bucks more and probably never have to worry about replacing it even if you left it on 24/7. It looks right at home next to an orchid and small zen fountain.
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on May 28, 2014
Huge waste of money. I guess this lamp looks fine, if I could find the right light bulb for it.... Ikea sells this lamp in a deliberate attempt to get you to buy their unbelievably expensive proprietary bulbs. They are sort of like a candelabra base but is much narrower and longer.

Like I said, if you don't mind dropping an extra $10 for two light bulbs that can actually fit this lamp, go for it. Otherwise, it's just acting as a paperweight on my table right now.
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on April 18, 2015
Super cute little lamp! Good quality. I'm using a 40w E12 candelabra style bulb and it works well- no problems with it getting warm or anything- gives off very good light. Next round I might try the night light bulbs (they only came in 4w, I was afraid they wouldn't be bright enough) I think it would have a nice, softer glow...
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