This is a nice simple clean desk lamp. Various reviews of earlier models of the same underlying style by the same manufacturer indicate the lamp is not bright enough. I agreed at first until I the enclosed card and this lamp has 4 brightness levels which are controlled by a + and - switch. Upon turning on, the lowest level of lighting is achieved. Since it is a desk lamp, I would prefer if the brightest level was the default and the user could then taper down â€“ not too much of an issue. It is definitely bright enough for me. The light bar connects like a head phone jack so it can be turned 360 degrees - very nice. The quality of light is a little different, not quite used to it. I got the "day" version. A little too bluish perhaps. Tolerable. Worth considering given price. Build quality is very good relative to price. Yes I am a renter, does that invalidate my opininion? PS, love the ylighting website!
By:BB-SF , Renter (SF Bay Area)
GIves good light, just what we needed to add more light
By:Pat L. , Designer (Mountain VIew, CA )
This light I bought will work beautifully enhancing my table display of the miniature silverware that I sell at fairs
By:Sandra V. , Homeowner (Doha, Qatar)
I already own three of the floor versions -- and counting. This desk version is even sturdier. Great light quality, great versatility of intensity and positioning.
By:Karen B. (Iowa)
The I-Bar High Power LED is versatile, stylish and extremely cool looking. I like the clean design and I'm pleased to see the lamp puts out controlled and even lighting. The head swivels, the flat circular base swivels and the arm is adjustable, so it adapts to multiple locations easily. I'm very happy with my choice.
By:J.C. , Designer (Marin County)
This lamp although beautiful in its basic design does not function as well as it might for me. The parts slip a bit and will not hold themselves at, for example the Z shape I would like. Instead the top member consistently droops a bit under it's own weight when I let it go. The color temperature of the lamp, although fine during the day is, for my tastes much to cold after the blue sky has turned dark.
And while it is very bright, it is also not as even as I would hope and I find working under it for any period of time, harsh, like listening to cello music on supermarket speakers. There is something vaguely annoying about it that causes me to want to turn it off.
By:Christopher R. , Designer (NYC)
I love the look and feel of this desk lamp. It's constructed well and has 4 light settings. I like that it swivels horizontally and vertically so it truly provides task lighting exactly where I need it. The base is about 9 inches in diameter so it takes up a lot of room on my desk and, if my desk was not built-in and flush with the walls along 3 sides, I would have perhaps used the table clamp instead of the base.
By:G.A. , Homeowner (Madison, CT)
I bought two of these as bedside lights. While I wish they emitted a softer light and could be dimmer at it's lowest setting (3 levels of brightness), they look great (super sleek and modern) and work well too. Very high quality look and feel. Probably better used as a work desk.
By:Tommy S. , Homeowner