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Internet #205504032

Model #1102

Store SKU #1000023656

  • Accepts one 75-watt maximum incandescent bulb (not included)
  • Clamp has strong design with grips for a secure mount
  • Backed by a 1-year limited manufacturer warranty

Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 132 reviews
  • 85% recommend this product
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Clamp Lamp Champ
This HDX-brand Clamp Lamp is made from PVC, meaning it feels both durable and ultra-lightweight for easy maneuverability. It accepts traditional-style light bulbs up to 75W (120V), so is able to easily light up any relatively-close work you might be doing. To turn it on, simply plug in the 2-prong power cord and flip the rocker switch from "O" (off) to "|" (on). One of the best features is the clamp. It takes some grip strength to squeeze the clamp open, meaning that it also holds onto things really well once attached. Also, the two clamp pads are adjustable, meaning they can meet the angle (to a limited degree) of whatever the light is being attached to. That's a nice extra feature. Finally, the angle of the light can be adjusted once the clamp has been set by loosening/tightening the nut on the lamp's arm. The nut head is made out of plastic, but the screw it's attached to is metal, and so I'm not worried about it loosing its integrity over time. This clamp lamp is more expensive than most of its metal peers; however, those metal clamp lamps don't have the adjustable-angle arm which is a nice feature.
by JasonH
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4 people found this helpful
not good for spot heating so keep your old metal clamp lights
so I have seen several people have done some good reviews on this product, but not for what I use them for. Some of you may or may not know in the country and on farms we use clamp lights to heat eggs in a chicken coup and other uses in milk houses and such. came packed in a box with crumpled shipping paper the main label for use is sitting inside the radiator or shade. So mostly I get the metal shade clamp lights at home depot for bearded dragon and turtle basking spots. you can get many different kinds of clamp lights but for the purposes of this comparison I am only going to test the 2 that come from home depot. since I run a small animal shelter when I get animals in and have to get them a heat lamp I go to home depot as I am not going pay extra for a fancy name on it. My big concern is with the thermal conveyance, how much heat can it reflect onto the target area. this is determined by many factors, but include the size, shape, depth of the reflector shade and position as well as type of bulb used. so let's see if this lamp has got what it takes. I put in a 40 watt rough duty bulb in the new plastic fixture at 6 inches above a old cracked rock that was a basking spot. it hit hit 96 F* I put the exact same bulb in a old metal shade fixture from home depot at the basking spot it hit 113 F* this fixture may be innovative but fails as a spot heating lamp as it seems to either absorb or fail's too reflect the heat to the target zone. So don't run out get these and throw away your old metal clamp lights, this clamp light just can not do the same job.
by JurassicParkStaff
3 people found this helpful
Nice step up from the old aluminum lamps!
This review is for the HCX model 1102 Clamp Lamp, which I was given a chance to check out. The lamp measures about 8 inches in circumference, 8 inches long, and the clamp is about 5 inches long with a jaw opening of about 3 inches. I don’t have a force meter, but the spring on the clamp has no problem holding the lamp and a 60 watt incandescent bulb to a ceiling joist (SEE PHOTO). The jaws are plastic and thus won’t damage the mounting surface quite as readily as some of the old fashioned aluminum clamp lamps. I have such an aluminum lamp, purchased at Home Depot, and in functionality it’s about the same as this newer polycarbonate version. In fit and finish, however, this newer lamp is much nicer. In cold environs, of course, the new polycarbonate material is easier on the hands than the aluminum. There is a nice off/on rocker switch (see photos) which I like better than the push/pull switch on my aluminum lamp. The lamp will handle up to a 75 watt incandescent bulb, but my ceiling wiring maxxes out at a recommended 60 watts. I plan to replace the incandescent with an LED which will draw less power while providing more light, but I didn’t have one on hand when the lamp was delivered. The lamp has no problem with the weight of a 60 watt incandescent causing drifting; once the nut was tightened the lamp has stayed in the same attitude, facing my workbench. The cord (a two prong unit) is six feet long. Once attached to the joist (or rafter, or whatever) the lamp can be adjusted to just about any angle but there is a wing nut that has to be loosened and then tightened. There is a 1 year limited manufacturer warranty on the lamp. I’m using the lamp to light up my basement workbench (see photo below) and it works very well for that purpose. While the polycarbonate lamp costs more than the old aluminum version, it’s simply nicer – it looks better, feels better, and the fit / finish is better. Unless you’re on a tight budget or the lamp will be used under circumstances where it is likely to be quickly damaged, I think the new polycarb is the way to go. I’m rating it at five stars – it works as advertised, the market price is competitive, the fit and finish is nice, and it’s a step up from my old lamp. HTH Regards, Jim
by WarrenJim
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8 people found this helpful
Perfect for the shop
My first impression of this lamp is that it really clamps. The clamp isn't hard to operate but does grip very well and is much steadier than another clamp lamp that I've been using. It isn't prone to changing the clamped position very easily. The adjustment for the lamp angle is easy to use and very positive. Really locks in place. You do have to loosen the wingnut to make the adjustment so you can't just grab the hood and swing it around but I like that it doesn't sag or get nudged out of position while I'm working. I use LED bulbs with it and the reflection and brightness are just what I need. Looks and feels good.
by porchguy
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2 people found this helpful
Best clamp on lamp that I have used.
I was looking for a easy back yard portable light and I thought this would fill the bill. Compared to the metal clamp lamp, this type is 10 times better. I have had it clamped on my fence for the past two weeks and it has been ideal for me. The pvc construction does not rust even with a LED light bulb inserted. The clamp is strong and heels the light stationary and secure. I am totally satisfied with this clamp lamp.
by Cwdoc
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1 person found this helpful
Lightweight polcarbonate
This is a nice lightweight plastic type (they say it's unbreakable) clamp on light that has good gripping power (see pics). The only downside I see is that it is only rated for a 75 watt bulb and I use much larger watt bulbs in my work lights. I'm going to try a higher wattage LED bulb because they don't generate very much heat and I guess the 75 watt rating is bc the lamp housing is the material that it is. The light does swivel in one direction when clamped on but you have to loosen a wing nut in order to turn the head in a different direction. That means that you can't just grab the head of the work light and twist it to pretty much any position you want, you'll have to loosen that nut. Think of it this way: you can turn the head from side to side but you can't turn it up and down without loosening that nut (see the pic). Other than that it works and handles fine. It has a nice switch on the end which is a plus. I hope you find this helpful.
by Baltoborn
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3 people found this helpful
handy light
This lamp was purchased to provide task lighting on the jobsite and in the shop. It seems that there is always an area where a little extra light could make the job much easier, more light helps to make the finished job turn out better. I like that the lamp is made from PVC, this stuff is tough and takes a beating pretty well. The clamp is great quality and you can swivel and tilt the light to provide light right where you need it.
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Good clamp lamp for working on projects
This clamp lamp is great for providing extra light where needed for working on projects. The rocker switch on the top of the lamp is convenient and much easier to find and use then an in-line cord switch. The plastic jaw clamp on this lamp has a multi-shape inner jaw with a strong steel spring to hold the lamp securely clamped onto flat or round surfaces without marking or damaging surfaces. The plastic jaw clamp has textured plastic grips to clamp the lamp onto flat surfaces such as table edges, shelves, and exposed 2x (1-1/2" thickness) framing in a shed, garage, attic, etc. and the plastic jaw clamp also has curved inner teeth to clamp the lamp onto round surfaces such as pipes from 1-1/8" to ~1-5/8" in diameter. This clamp lamp has two axes of movement to hold the lamp into position where you position it. One axis tilts the lamp up and down from the plastic clamp and is moveable and lockable through a wing nut. The other axis allows the lamp to rotate side to side through a plastic detent mechanism. The lamp does giggle a little on the clamp from the weight of the lamp and light bulb installed in the lamp when the light position is changed. The manufacturer rates this clamp lamp for 75 watts maximum based on the amount of heat generated by a 75 watt incandescent or halogen light bulb and for operating in dry locations only. CFL and LED light bulbs with an A19 (standard medium screw base) can also be used with this clamp lamp. I use an LED light bulb in this clamp lamp instead of a incandescent or halogen light bulb because LED light bulbs last a lot longer, do not generate much heat, and are not easily damaged from thermal shock or vibration.
by DIY03038
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5 people found this helpful
PVC Lamp
The PVC Clamp Lamp is very light-weight and has a lot of flex to the reflector which makes it hard to keep the light where you want it. I have found that when you place a 75-watt bulb in it the reflector gets to hot making it even harder to keep the light focused. The light does have a very strong clamp that does come in handy when wanting to keep it in place.
by Retired20959
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2 people found this helpful
Waste Of Money
The clamp and the lockable angle pivot work well but the rotation pivot is inadequate to support the lamp and there is NO method to tighten it. The lamp shade is too shallow to use with the ONLY daylight LED bulb that Home Despot sales. The lamp constantly and consistently pivots toward the floor. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY !
by LewTwo
    5 people found this helpful
    Perfect for me
    I've been restoring a vintage Saab, and the chicken brooder style clamps on my lamps wouldn't clamp well anywhere. This style clamp, with pivoting soft feet grabs well on thin, thick, and irregular surfaces. The polycarbonate shield, white on the inside, reflects and distributes light evenly. Just what I needed. I hope they hold up, but I think they will based on feel and the polycarbonate construction. It's only rated at 75W but I'm using 23W CFL bulbs (equiv to 120W incandescent) and they throw a huge amount of light. Great.
    by saabyurk
    • DIY
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    5 people found this helpful
    Unsatisfactory clamp lamp
    This lamp is not satisfactory. The lug that holds the clamp assembly to the shade broke off soon after purchase; needs to be much more rugged.
    by Peter
    • DIY
    5 people found this helpful
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