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Argos Plastic 'Colour Match' Table Lamp

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Brand: Argos / Type: Table Lamp

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      13.10.2013 19:23
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      Not recomended

      Argos in my previous experience are usually a good store to buy things from as they tend to be reasonably priced for good quality practical items so when I saw this priced at just £2.99 I thought I would get two as bed side lamps for in our bedroom as we needed some but I didnt want to pay a fortune for them and this seemed a really cheap price. They are available in a variety of different colours to match other items from the Argos range so I opted for the navy blue ones as our room at the time was blue and cream so they fitted nicely with the colour scheme. These are mains operated as are most lights so nothing surprising there, the wire runs inside the stand of the lamp from the bulb fitting and out a small groove at the back of the base on the lamp which initially looks like a good idea but as the wire has a switch on it to turn the lamp on and off it does mean you have to be able to touch the wire and because the lamp is made of plastic it is very light so even the slightest movement on the wire causes the whole lamp to tip over so it is impossible to turn the lamp on using the switch on it without it falling over so I had to in the end switch ours off and on at the plug socket itself rather than on the lamp. This I felt really dissapointed with as it is simply a design fault, if they had made the base thicker to make it heavier it would never have had this trouble and with the shades on it being so flimsey they became battered and cracked from the amount of times it fell over so these may have been cheap in price but were certainly not value for money as they were so cheaply made that they were practically impractical.

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      04.03.2013 23:53
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      Bright light for kids....

      This is a very cheap (think 3 quid) lamp in a retro style with shiny bright coloured plastic base and fabric type shade. They come in a variety of colours including a quite horrible bright pink, which my daughter immediately spotted and coveted. Being a sucker I got her one. It was delivered in no packaging at all except cellophane! Because of this lack of protection, the base had a big crack in it. We ordered another.... Second one arrived, as equally under-dressed as the first one, and this one lasted 3 days before it stopped working. <sigh> We ordered another. The third (and lucky? ) lamp has survived a whole month now and sits in its bright resplendence in our kitchen. My daughter adores it. I don't. Basically this is a colourful and cheap/cheerful lamp but I do wonder about the origins of this item, to be making a profit on something sold so cheaply. It could of course be a loss leader but I doubt it. In which case is it made in some awful sweatshop somewhere? Also need to consider the environmental aspect in such a throwaway item. Certainly they could do with sorting the packaging but for 3 quid and despite the previous breakages it is a bargain if you like plastic tat :D

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        15.10.2012 13:28
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        A great little buy

        We recently decorated our bedroom, cream with a feature wall of fuchsia pink with a black and pink border. The wall looked amazing, really stood out, and I as our bedding, curtains and so on are cream, I wanted some fuchsia accessories for the room that really stood out. As someone who goes to bed every night armed with a book, I decided my first buy would be a bedside lamp. As I tend to do with colour schemes now, I headed straight to Argos to check out the Colour Match section. If you don't already know, Colour Match is a range from Argos that has various items ranging of products for the entire household , from lamps, to weighing scales, to toilet seats! There are 12 colours in the range: Apple green, chocolate, lagoon, purple fizz, ocean blue, super white, fiesta blue, true purple, jet black, poppy red, cream and the colour I wanted, funky fuchsia. There were a few lamps available in the fuchsia, but I am a bargain hunter, and when I spotted this plastic lamp at just £2.99, I couldn't resist such a low price! The base of the lamp is the plastic part. Its also a see through plastic, although coloured too, but you can see through it. I actually quite like this, you can see the wire coming down the middle,and there is a small hole to the back of the plastic that the plug has been threaded through. The lampshade is good quality, I thought it would be really thin and flimsy for the price, but it is quite thick and sturdy. It requires a golf ball light bulb, that is very simple to screw in, but does not come provided with one, so check out the Argos catalogue for deals as they often have special offers on when purchasing lamps! I noticed on the website that the picture of the lamp in the fuchsia colour I have makes it look more red than pink, but it really is not/ It is a deep pink, not bright or 'bubblegum barbie' pink, but definately fits the fuchsia description, so if an item from the Colour Match range doesn't look like the colour you want online or in the book, it is worth going in store and asking to view the items to get a better idea of the colours. As for the lamp, itself, it works great! Once I had managed to quickly screw in the light bulb, I plugged it in, and there is a white on/off flick switch about 15cm down the cable. I prefer these to the old fashioned buttons that used to be close to the bulb, this way if the bulb gets hot you won't burn your fingers! For small lamp, it gives out a good amount of light, although the actual brightness depends on your bulb, but I have a soft glow bulb in mine, which gives me ample lighting to read on a night, and also enough that I can see around the room well enough. For a bedroom lamp at under £3, this is an amazing buy! Well worth every penny. I even went and bought another for my daughters bedroom, and she uses this much more than her tall standing lamp now.

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          28.08.2012 22:06

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          If you're simply looking for a lamp, not too fancy, this is what you need!

          In desperate need of a pink lamp, my 5 year old daughter would flick through the argos magazine and find lamps that she would then come to me and ask for. I ignored it for a while until I realized I should probably buy her one since she clearly wasn't moving on to something else in the catalogue! I saw this Argos value range lamp for just under three pounds and I thought it would be perfect. I bought it for her and she loves it. I regret not buying it earlier since its pretty cheap and does and excellent job at lighting up the room. It's not the most sturdy of things to be honest, since it is basically a plastic stand and a lamp shade but it does the exact same job any other expensive lamp does. I bought it about a month ago and still haven't had to change the first light bulb I screwed in which I really thought was good value for money. If need be, I will be purchasing this lamp again. For a child, it couldn't be any better! As far the packaging goes, it comes shrink wrapped in plastic, nothing too fancy which can't really be expected considering how cheap it is! Again, I can't complain!

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          17.01.2012 18:27
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          Worth the money, but no more!

          I have a real love of lamps in my home. I own rather a few of them in my large flat and this one I recently purchased whilst it was on offer at a mere £1.99 a lamp and I bought it for my hallway which is rather wide and wanted it to pop on a bookshelf there. The Packaging: This came wrapped in see-through plastic and with a label on the front of it where we are told what it is, who it is by and the colour option is stated then within that wrapper we are given a very small piece of paper which bascially only tells us which bulbs to use within in and contact detail for Argos are given. The Lamp: Now these are part of the 'Colour Match' range of products that Argos do and the colours are Funky Fuschia,, Navy and the one I bought Purple Fizz (matching coloured products are also available). So the lamp itself. Well it measures Size H30, W16, D16cm with the base measuring 13cm, so it isn't a huge lamp. The base is round, plastic and of your chosen colour option and is see through, fluting upwards to where you pop on the matching coloured, plain roundish in shape shade. The bulb screws in there (one doesn't come with it by the way) and black power cable is rather long with an off/off switch attached to it and the lead fits neatly through a small cut out hole on the base to keep it tidy. This is a nice enough basic lamp. It isn't robust and strong though really, is wipe clean but don't expect a lot of light from it. Basically the bulb gives off the colour of the shade more than anything so if you want to read by this light or anything forget it this is just a pretty pointless but pretty enough modern lamp....if you like plain things like I do! For £1.99 its a nice enough, modern looking just don't expect much from it...I have a purple glow in my hallway mind you that I rather appreciate and all in all I think this is a very reasonably priced purchase lol. Only available from Argos and from Argos.com

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