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      12.06.2014 18:13
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      • "Lights the room"
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      Cheap and cheerful

      We have had floor lights from Ikea before so when the base of ours boke we decided to have a tip to Ikea to buy a new one. This floor lamp cost 11 pound which is a fantastic price in my opinion, there were lots of different options but as we have had a cheap lamp from there before we didn''t see the point in paying more. The lamp came packaged in a rather small cardboard box, it was so small that we didn''t believe there cold be a lamp on there so opened it up in the store to check but it was all in there. Within the box there were lots of pieces to build the lamp and a set of instructions for how to put it together. The instructions were very easy to follow although the pieces were self explanatory to put together so the instructions weren''t needed. The pieces of the lamps are all black metal, there are two lamps one is bigger than the other, the biggest lamp faces the ceiling and doesn''t move but the small lamp can be moved to where you want it to point which is ideal to have. The covers for the lamps are white plastic and screw on, the only issue I have with the lamp is that ordinary energy saving bulbs show out of the end of the smaller lamp shade and as I suffer from migraines I am careful not to look straight at it. The lamps are very sturdy which is needed in my house as I am a child minder so things often are getting knocked with all the children. The lamps have a control panel on the wire half way down the height of the lamp and each light can be turned on and off individually. The lamps work off one plug socket which is great as the old style lamps from Ikea had one plug for each light. The lamps give off a decent amount of light, we have a large though room and sit in one end of it on a night time, the light from these lamps along with the light from the TV is enough to light the full area where we sit and I will often do crafts without problem. The lamps are night and strong, give off lots of light, are a great price and look great in a vey simple black and white design so I rate them 5 stars, I can''t honestly see what else you can want for 11 pound.

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        31.01.2014 14:47

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        Low priced lovely bit of lighting

        If you have been following my reviews you would have noticed by now that I am somewhat of an Ikea fanatic. Well, add 2 of these to the collection :-)

        I have 2 of these bad boys in my lounge, I keep them in an alcove on either side of my chimney breast. I need 2 because of where they are locate, if they were not in such enclosed areas then only 1 would be needed to light up the room as the uplighter bit is quite bright.

        When I bought these they were seriously only about £4-£5 from Ikea instore, which is what attracted me to them. They are very sturdy and dont tip over even if they are knocked slightly. The uplighter is suitable to light up a whole room depending on where you put it, the smaller light on the arm is suitable for if you want to direct the light into a certain area. I tend to only use the uplighter bit if I want to light the room, and I use the smaller bit to keep on for my cats through the night. The light switch is on the wire which hangs down the lengh of the light, it also comes with clips so that you can clip the wire to the light post so it looks tidier.

        They come in about 3 different colours so coinside with your decor. The box they come in is quite small and conpact too so easy to transport.

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        02.11.2013 20:57
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        A cheap light with a dual purpose

        I bought one of these for my Nan a few years back and she loved it so much I decided to get one for myself. The lamp only costs a small £11.

        I wanted a lamp that I could use in the evening when I am reading in my living room. The main lights consist of 10 spotlights and it is like Blackpool Illuminations despite the fact I have changed the bulbs.

        The bulbs for this lamp can also be purchased in Ikea, they cost a whopping £7 each as they are some fancy LED bulbs I got a cheaper bulb in Tesco which fits the lamp fine as it is a pretty universal fitting.

        The main body of the lamp is black and you need to screw the pieces together this takes a few minutes to do. Once the lamp is assembled it measures 176cm in height. Once the lamp is assembles it looks and feels quite sturdy for the money it cost. The top part consists of an uplighter which is covered in a plastic shade and then the reading light is on an adjustable arm which also has a white plastic shade covering it.

        The only downside to this lamp when constructed was the fact the wire runs up the outside of the pole. It would have looked nicer if it wasn't visible but then the wire is black so it isn't too bad.

        The light can be used with the two bulbs on or they can be used separately. I tend to use both lights on together. The uplighter gives the room a nice glow which isn't too bright as the shade minimises any glare and I have a low wattage bulb in the lamp. The reading light is fantastic, I can adjust it so that it shines on what I am doing which I mainly use this for reading. My nan who also has the light likes it for when she is doing her crosswords as she struggles in the dusk towards the end of the day when it is not quite dark enough for a light.

        Overall for the price of this item I can't complain. It came in a small box which was easy to fit in the car took minutes to assemble and looks nice in my living room.

        I would recommend this light it is great value for money.

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        23.02.2013 01:09
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        Great value

        I was very excited and in home decoration mode before the birth of my son and decide that a floor lamp would make my living room look perfect.

        When I saw this lamp in Ikea for £11, I couldn't believe my eyes. I never knew you got lamps that cheap. I decided that I definitely had to get this one. Also, I had bought all white furniture and I thought this would match very well with everything I had.

        I seem to remember that there were at least three versions of this lamp- just the main stem, with one branch and with two branches. I decide to go for this one with the uplighter and one reading light. The prices vary depending on the number of bulbs.

        And yes, it does come packed in a small cardboard box. I couldn't believe that either. The assembly is fairly simple and straightforward. The mainstem is in three or four segments that are screwed on to each other and at one of the intervening joints, the branch is attached.

        The base of the light concrete, making it heavy and very stable. It has a smooth black plastic coating on top. The stem is made of steel and is black in colour. The shades are white in colour and made of polypropylene plastic. The dimensions of the product are:
        Height: 176 cm
        Base diameter: 26 cm
        Shade diameter: 28 cm
        Cord length: 1 m 35 cm

        The cord is a very good length, allowing a certain degree of adjustment. There is a box with two switches on it that hangs at about mid-stem level, and you can control the two lights independently.

        The bulbs for the lamps were available in Ikea, and I bought them from there as they were on offer as well at the time. I am not sure whether you can buy the bulbs elsewhere. The bulbs are of two different sizes. The bulbs available in Ikea were claimed to be very longlasting and energy efficient, which was why I bought them. They cost around £2 apiece.

        The light form the bulbs is yellowish rather than white. While I usually prefer white light, this yellow upward glow into the corner of my living room does make it look quite pretty. The stem is meant to be a reading lamp, and it is very bendy and can be adjusted to sit any position of your choice. It is quite handy as a smaller light, especially when I dont want to leave the brighter uplighter on.

        Initially, when you switch it on, the bulbs glow a bit dim and it takes them a couple of minute to reach full glow, and then it stays that way. I have noticed that the bulbs do get hot when in use for a long time, but the plastic shade remains cool.

        The uplighter is quite bright in itself, and sometimes I dont even switch on the overhead lights. I usually leave the smaller one on through the night, as I need to see things especially to feed my baby when he gets up in the night.

        The only problem I have noticed is that if you tend to twist the smaller lamp around quite a lot, one of the stem pieces may come loose. You will notice this easily and the stem will look a bit slanted and all you have to do is give it a twist, but there haven't been any major issues.

        This lamp has been on pretty much since the day it was bought and it is still going strong. Considering the price, I would say it was a very good bargain.

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