“ Brand: Ikea / Type: Floor Lamp „
I bought the IKEA Dudero lamp a while back and I really like it. It required some assembling, but that was easily done. The lamp isn't too heavy, since I frequently change the layout of my room this really helps to move it about. The light holders are not movable, but it is great value for money, making it a good quality, affordable floor lamp.
However the paper shade is incredibly thin and easily broken. The bamboo inside broke a bit when assembling, but the lamp still stood up to everyday use - that is, until my cats got near it. Whether the sight of the lamp offended them, or whether the shade was just the wrong colour for their liking, we'll never know - paper-thin as the shade was, it didn't withstand the angry claws for very long.
Bless the little Dudero lamp, it is now half naked from the bottom up, yet still does its job fine and dandy - what a Dude, the Dudero.
Thumbs up from me.
I bought the Dudero floor lamp on a bit of a whim really. It was on offer for family card members at £4.99, the normal price is £11.99. I didn't really need a floor lamp. but as is the way with Ikea you always tend to come home with things that you didn't really need!
The floor lamp does require self assembly, but this is easy enough, and it only took me around 10 minutes. The one thing that you do need to watch out for when putting the floor lamp together is to ensure that you don't stretch the paper shade too much and therefore rip it. I did actually rip it ever so slightly as I pulled it a bit too taut and one of the bamboo inner circles punctured the shade. It is only a little hole though, and I've turned the hole to the back to face the wall, so you can't see it.
The floor lamp is set on a silver coloured circular quite heavy metal base, with a tall silver central pole, over which you set the long shaped white paper light shade. The light shade is thinner at the top and the bottom, and expands to a fatter middle section. The dudero floor lamp does match the regolit paper pendant lamp shades.
The floor lamp doesn't give off an awfull lot of light, it is more of a soft background mood light. This did surprise me as the floor lamp takes two light bulbs. Sold seperately of course, so my £4.99 floor lamp was really £8.28 including the light bulbs, which I also picked up in Ikea.
It does look really nice in the corner of a room though giving off a soft background glow. I have it in a corner in the spare bedroom. I would say that it stands about 5 feet tall, I'm 5 feet 5 inches, and it reaches my shoulder.
Overall for £4.99 I am impressed with it, I'm not sure that I would ever have bought it at £11.99, I know that is still not a lot but even so I probably wouldn't have bothered.
This review was originally posted on Ciao a couple of months ago and has not been edited since.
I'm making myself busy with reviewing all of the Ikea furniture that I acquired on moving here a few months ago before I either (hopefully) sell it on, or else have to leave it here. I've gotten into writing in German for Ciao.de and Dooyoo.de and have already reviewed this standard lamp there, but hopefully this should be a lot easier considering it's in my mother tongue.
In order to furnish my entire room I ended up spending roughly 600 euros (including delivery costs) and that was with buying the cheapest things available. I therefore didn't want too splash out too much on lamps, but since there is no ceiling lighting (a lot of Germans, or people in Leipzig anyway, take the light fittings when they leave. I have no idea why, but it's a pain and a half) I had to buy at least a floor lamp and a table light if I was going to be able to spend any time comfortably in my room after dark. I fell in love with a table lamp that cost 30 euros but thought that I would go for the cheapest floor option available, and so settled on this Duderö lamp, which only set me back another 8 euros. Since it uses two light bulbs and its shade was made of a thin paper, I assumed that it would be a fairly bright light, and considering that it was at least reasonably attractive, I thought I was getting a bargain.
I've now had this lamp for about four months and have turned it on only about ten times, usually opting instead for the lamp on my bedside table. Despite it using two bulbs, I've found this floor lamp to be disappointingly dull, and I only ever really use it if I want particularly low lighting or to add a bit more light if I need more than my table one can provide on its own. It stands next to my bed but I find that it only just provides enough light for me to read by when I am reading before going to sleep, and I have noticed that I am happier reading in dimmer lighting than most people are, so most people would probably struggle with it.
Apart from its low lighting, the Duderö lamp is attractive considering its low price. Desite being made of paper it doesn't look 'cheap' and reminds me of the lampshades for ceiling lights that seem to be standard issue in student flats (or almost every Edinburgh/Glasgow student flat I've visited, anyway) and so it would be complementary if you happen to have one of these as well. Since it is made of paper, however, it will be quite easy to rip and I can't see it lasting for ages, unless you are careful and don't touch it often. The light is turned on by a switch in the wire, so you don't have to go hunting inside for the switch, and the cable stretches a few metres so you won't be forced to having it sitting next to whatever plug socket is available.
In conclusion, I'm not overly impressed with this lamp. It looks nice enough and was very cheap, but since it isn't very bright I can't say that I massively recommend it. If you just want low lighting or something to complement candles or other small lights, then it's probably perfect, but if like me you need it to properly light a room, then it doesn't really do the job. At only 8 euros (although it is slightly more expensive at £8.99 in the UK) you can't expect much more, I suppose, although I would have been happier had it shone a bit more brightly.