We had a hard criteria to fill and this lamp filled it. We needed a lamp that had a long extension, contemporary design, on/off switch at fixture, arms w/ good mobility. Two negatives: 1) instructions were not clear and were incorrect 2) the part where the arm was mounted to the base was not mounted completely straight and we didn't realize it until after we put up the lamp and saw that it was a little cockeyed.
By:Glenda B. , Homeowner (Huntington, NY)
I purchased two of these lamps based on first hand knowledge of the actual fixtures as made and sold by Kovacs when they had a retail store in New York City. I knew they were discontinued and the stock showed 3 in the finish I wanted.
My two lamps arrived on time. One of the fixtures had obviously been installed as evidenced by the packing and the cut ends on the wires (I took pictures of same). Y lighting customer service were absolutely very helpful in addressing the problem. I ordered another lamp and requested a refund for the defective one. Y lighting promptly took care of it. The replacement arrived on time but with the same issue. I decided to keep it as it was not damaged. The problem was with the manufacturer and not with Y lighting. It's a shame a manufacturer who had a reputation of excellence in service and quality, when they manufactured and serviced in Long Island City, New York. Alas they now have gone to .... making lamps in China.
By:Ash M. , Designer
The pharmacy lamps replaced swing-arm incandescent fixtures with frilly cloth lampshades. The predecessor lamps were too bright, and so hot that if the shades became tipped, they would scorch over time, and brown burn marks would bleed through when lamps were lit. The pharmacies, with energy efficient fluorescents, are cooler, sleeker, literally much more "high-tech", while at the same time, being much less obtrusive visually.
By:Walter David H. (Captiva, FL, USA)