Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 23
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by markinch Crumbling shade
We bought this lamp because the previous similar (no reading light) lamp's shade just crumbled. It was several years old but we have never had a shade which just broke apart when touched. The shade material on both lamps seems to be similar so we hope this crumbling feature is not a bad omen. Otherwise we liked both lamps, no other problems.
December 30, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jecl Just what I needed!
I needed a light in my bedroom which serves a dual purpose as a sewing area. This lamp has the smaller reading light to illuminate my work area and the larger light really brightens the whole room. Glad I bought it!
April 28, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Freifelder1 looks nice but won't last long
Material quality is really bad, especially the screw that attaches the platform to the lower part of the metal pole. It gets irreversibly damaged by tiny little touches/pushes to the lamp (like those from my 1-year son). The lamp will never fall, thanks to the heavy platform, but it will wobble and will never be able to remain vertically again. It's not functional/practical anymore.It is impossible to turn the lamp on without making it adopt the Tower of Pisa mode. I am sick and tired of trying to straight it up over and over again. For 39 $ ..... it's not worth it.
February 12, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NRSCI Plastic Shade falls apart over time
Early versions had a cement style base that disintegrated over time. This was replaced with a solid core base.
However, the top plastic shades on 7 of the 9 units that we have purchased have disintegrated due to heat issues. This takes place near the bulb locations. At first there is discoloration, then the plastic becomes either deformed or brittle. Eventually you have holes next to the bub locations. If you merely touch the plastic, it crumbles apart.
Might be OK with 60 watt bulbs, but with 100watt or higher, they are useless over time. This refers to lamps purchased prior to 2012. Don't know if they have improved the product shades.
Beware - 90 day only warranty on floor lamps. You will be stuck with it when it falls apart.
January 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimB We liked it so much, we went back and bought a second lamp just like the first.
After purchasing our first lamp, we liked it so much we bought a second one. At first we were concerned that it would not put out enough light, since it was replacing one of the older model halogen lamps, but were pleasantly surprised at how much light it does provide. The top light has a two position switch that has two settings, regular and bright. The first setting did a good job, and the second one really produces a lot of light. It is a great lamp, and the price was definitely great.
March 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Victoria Great light
This puts off a ton of light in my small, very dark office
December 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RHinCT Good for the money, one small issue
The lamp looks pretty good for the price, though the plastic shades are a bit tacky and the small one does not shade well for a normal size light bulb. The one issue is with the main switch for the upper light. The description says "Primary Switch Type" is "On/off". The actual switch is a rotary switch with three, not two, positions. The first On setting FLICKERS when using the Cree LED bulbs that are so popular at Home Depot. It is quite noticeable, and quite annoying. Turn the switch again to the second ON setting and it both gets brighter and stops flickering. Obviously the point where it flickers is some sort of dimmer setting, and obviously it was done on the cheap since the Cree bulbs are dimmable.
So I guess there are really TWO problems. One, the switch dims poorly, and the second the description on the Home Depot web site is wrong, the switch is not just On/Off, though I wish it were.
August 4, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by norm2 Not a best purchase
Brushed nickel surface is very thin - some spots of the metal get rusted in the box. Overall design looks very chip and flimsy, especially plastic parts.
October 24, 2014