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After decorating my son's bedroom at the start of this year (2012) I was looking for a desk lamp that would match his beige and deep red theme. I needed quite a compact lamp as my son's room is quite small and every inch of space is important.
The lamp that caught my eye while once again browsing on amazon.co.uk was the Lloytron L1110 (who makes these names up?). It currently sells for £10.89 with free postage and I think that is about what I paid for it.
So after a nearly a year of sharing a room with my son I decided to see how it was fairing. The lamp still looks like it did the day it came out of the box. The beautiful metallic cherry red finish is still flawless despite the lamp getting quite hot around the shade area when turned on. The flexible neck is still fully functional meaning the light shed by the lamp can be manoeuvred in any direction to suit whatever task is being undertaken by the light of the lamp.
The power cord is about 2 meters long and has an on/off switch situated about 20cm along the cable from the lamp. The lamp stands 17 inch high when full extended and folds down to 11 inches quite comfortably. The round base is 5 ½ inches across so needs to be situated in a large enough space so that it does not look cramped.
I would estimate that the lamp weighs a couple of Kilos and the majority of that weight is in the base, giving the lamp great stability.
The bulb currently in the lamp is a low wattage, small screw in candle bulb. This sheds an excellent amount of light due to the inside of the shade being white. The size of the shade is large enough to house a traditional style bulb or an energy saving style bulb.
My son uses this lamp for reading just before bed or as a side lamp when he is on his computer playing games or watching movies.
In conclusion this is another excellent lamp from Lloytron, the build quality is a lot better then what I would expect from such a low price. The lamp is available in other colours including silver and cream, while I would not say the lamp is ideal for a large room or formal type of room it is great for a small bedroom or office.
Thank you for reading.