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Brand: Asda / Type: Desk Lamp

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      26.10.2013 14:22
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      4 stars

      I decided to buy this lamp for my grandchildren to have on their little desk to help give them some light when they are drawing or doing their little bits of homework. I didn't want to buy anything expensive but wanted something practical so when I saw this in Asda for just £3 I really couldn't resist it, so very, very cheap.

      It is very basic looking, it's nothing special but I needed something like this. If I would have bought something that is more exciting looking then it may encourage my younger grandchildren to reach for it and they could pull it off so I wanted something that wasn't seen as attractive but would do the job I needed it to.

      It is made from plastic and isn't all that big, probably around 40cm high, that is a guess so if it may not be exactly that. The neck of the lamp can be moved so you can angle it how you wish. This is good as it means you can have the light in the position you want and over the course of the day this may change depending upon the light situation.

      It plugs into the wall, the wire is quite long which is good as the desk isn't right next to the plug but it does also mean it can look a little messy having wires everywhere.

      The light works well with just an ordinary bulb. The only problem you have to be aware of is that it can get quite warm once it has been on a while. I always make sure to tell my grandchildren not to touch it and to ask me if they want to moving as sometimes when I have gone to change the angle I have been quite surprised by how warm it has become.

      I think it's a great product though, nice and light so you can move it around yet sturdy so it will stand up well. I am pleased with this buy and think for £3 it is a bargain. Highly recommended.

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        10.08.2013 01:07
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        Its A Lamp

        When I brought this lamp for a cheap £3 I wasn't expecting much. Im pleased to say the lamp delivered. I brought the black version of the lamp. The neck is flexible and reasonably easy to bend and use so this lamp is suitable for all ages. The cable for it is around 2metres long which is good for reaching behind furniture to your nearest plug. The stand holds the simple switch, this is all made of plastic. The bulb inside is very bright and hasn't had to be replaced over a year. The head itself is made of metal and can be twisted. Its not the most attractive piece of kit but its cheap and simple and well, it works.

        I did encounter one large issue. The lams bulb isn't very efficient at all, the metal head heads up so much that you cannot move it after 30 minutes of it being on. I angled the lamp slightly too low once leaving the very edge of the stand in range of the light and heat that was radiated. It did in-fact melt the edge of the plastic edge, this didn't cause a malfunction or accident, I just turned the lamp off to allow it too cool. You may think I am just rather stupid for this but late night working on a smallish desk with a very bright light you would angle it down too.

        To Conclude, the lamp is worth the money! It is very bright and flexible allowing a good level of use for all. The inefficiency of the lamp isn't much of a problem as long as you are aware, turning it off when its not in use and have it a safe distance from more flammable material is the safest bet.

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        09.08.2013 10:12
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        Asda smart price desk lamp

        We were recently in Asda and Little Miss was given the choice of the range of lamps for her newly decorated bedroom. It came as a very pleasant surprise when she chose the cheapest lamp, coming in at the very cheap and unexpected price of £3. I had a look online but it states that the lamp is out of stock so I assume it's available only in Asda stores.

        We have the light in white and I believe this is the only colour available, which was lucky for us as she wanted white.

        It's a very simple desk lamp with a flexible neck. One thing I like about the lamp is the fact that the legible neck part is quite short, and not too long ( the height of the lamp is about 36 cm)as some of the desk lamps we have had have been. This gives just the right amount of flexibility for the light to be positioned wherever it is needed without there being any problem of the lamp toppling over. Little miss sits it next to her bed and because the base is small and rounded it doesn't take up very much space on the table top. She also sits it on the window sill sometimes, and it fits neatly on this relatively small space. Definitely not a lamp which takes up all of the surface area.

        It's the same as other adjustable lights whereby the light can be directed towards a book if reading or if tilted out wards into the main of the room, the whole room can be lit with a rather soothing "quieter" light than when the ceiling lights are all on. The main ting to remember here is that the lamp should not be adjusted when its turned on because it does get hot. Not so hot that burns will be incurred but its not the most pleasant.


        To clean the lamp, a soft dry cloth should be used. i have used a damp cloth and this seems to be more effective at removing any small bits of dirt.

        The lamp should not be used outside and the maximum wattage of bulb is a 40w small screw in bulb. This does give out enough light for lighting which can be made subtle or more intense depending on what is required.

        VERDICT...

        I have seen lots of lights similar to this and compared to other lights this is great value. It's nothing special to look at but then desk lamps do tend to be practical and functional rather than pretty, and I think because it is a value lamp that's why it's cheaper. It certainly doesn't fall down on the quality side. Sturdy and good quality, the white hasn't chipped off anywhere and it still looks brand new.

        It's very easy to use, and the flexible stand is nice and firm once positioned but easy enou to get into the desired position.

        Recommended for anyone wanting this style of lamp... Whyay more?

        Thanks for reading

        Daniela xx

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