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Light years ahead in terms of value (sorry, awful pun there!)
Ikea Grono Lamp
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Ikea Grono Lamp
Advantages: Inexpensive, small so don't take much space, give off good light
Disadvantages: Bit plain, nothing fancy, but can't complain for the price
Anyone who has read my previous reviews will know that I'm a big fan of Ikea, and love spending an evening of my life wandering round the soft furnishings and "housey" things they have just before you get to the till. These lamps are probably one of the best known and widely owned Ikea products, at one time I think myself and all my friends had these lamps somewhere in their house.
I owned two of these lamps for about 8 years, and have literally only replaced them about two months ago. They are small-ish but rectangular in shape, white on the outside but also slightly frosted looking glass, and have a switch on the lead which is a decent length. The switch makes it easy to turn the lamp on and off without scrambling round your bedside table knocking things off.
The only reason I replaced ours (we had one each side of the bed on bedside tables), was because we moved to a bigger house with high ceilings and they looked a bit lost so we got lamps that would make more of a statement. I have actually kept hold of them in case I can use them elsewhere in the house, because they are so handy to have spare, and as they're quite plain they can be used in any room in the house.
The thing I liked about these lamps is that they didn't take up much room on the bedside table so there was still plenty of room for the other things you'd usually have on there (magazine/book, cuppa made by other half, lip balm, jewellery and various other girly unnecessary items). They give out a good bit of light, because the bulb shines through the glass rather than being restricted by a lampshade. This means they're not great for creating "atmosphere lighting", but do give off a good standard of light.
The lamps are easy to clean, and I don't remember changing the lightbulbs (although hubby-to-be does this kind of thing so don't take that to mean they never need changing!). It never seemed to be an issue with the lightbulb going often though.
These lamps are excellent value for money, and cheap enough to put in every room in your house. Well worth a trip to Ikea.
Summary: Ikea comes up trumps again
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