I bought the drink lamp in chrome. This lamp is modern, elegant and minimalist. The chrome acts as a mirror and reflects the lamp's surroundings. It is visually very appealing. It will work with most decors without being intrusive. Excellent service and quick delivery from Ylighting.
By:Phil , Homeowner (San Francisco, CA)
I was looking for a minimal lamp that could be dimmed but could be very bright as well. The Drink fit the bill, and I only need that lamp to light up my living room.
By:JM , Homeowner
I purchased two black Drink Floor Lamps for my very dark living/dining room. I looked for over two years to find the right lamps for the space: black floor lamps that do not stand out as dÃ©cor pieces themselves but that will blend in with my current dÃ©cor or anything I may have in the future and lamps that can provide enough light in one of the darkest rooms I have ever seen in a residential space (picture original dark brick walls with dark 10 to 15-foot ceilings). My space requires the full lighting, but the dimmer function is great for ambience.
Do purchase your bulbs ahead of time so you can test your lamps upon arrival. I was told the bulbs are common and could be purchased at Home Depot (not so in my area), so I waited until my lamps arrived. Unfortunately, everywhere I went left me with the information that the bulbs are, indeed, special order bulbs. I was able to order some through Light Bulb Depot (they can be purchased online as well) and received them in time to test the lamps before the end of 15-day return period.
I am quite pleased with the lamps and am sure they would be even brighter in a space not nearly so dark. They seem to be a great lighting solution that can be used in any space.
By:Jessica P , Renter (Nashville, TN, USA)
By:Tom S. , Designer (Aspen)
This lamp fulfilled all my needs. I wanted an unobtrusive yet attractive, bright light for a dark corner. My only complaint is that the required bulb was difficult for us to locate. We eventually found it at local lighting store at a premium price. Hopefully, the bulb will last a while!
By:Marlene C. , Homeowner (Chicago, IL)
Drink Floor Lamp is understated in all the right ways. It's clean, smooth design mixes into any decor. For a small head, it still lights a room effectively, and the lighting control allows for easy control to create the right amount of light. This lamp is well worth the price.
By:Sloan8 , Renter (New York, NY)
Great lamp! It's sturdy and heavy so no fear of knocking it over. The adjustable light setting is good.
Because it's really thin, it does tend to look rather small in a home with higher ceilings.
And contrary to what the customer service reps say, this light does not take a standard light bulb. You have to go to the hardware to get the special light for it.
By:J. Lee , Designer (New York, NY)
I have had three white floor lamps for about 2 years and LOVE the way they look and the amount of light they put out.
Because my ceilings are high, I put them on top of 3 foot tall bookcases, and, despite the oddness of that, they really worked visually. I had no problems getting bulbs. As a textile collector with a lot going on visually in a small loft, they were just perfect.
But now one of them has stopped working - a new bulb goes dark within a minute - and I don't have a clue where to get it repaired. This is not a cheap lamp and the uniqueness of the mechanism makes me worried about finding a place to repair it, even in Manhattan.
I've just emailed Y Lighting for assistance. Obviously, anything can break - but if I can't get it fixed, why would I buy a replacement?
By:Ikat , Homeowner (NY)
I wish that I could modify my prior review - the problem turned out to be a blown fuse, which was easily replaced. And Y Lighting provided great customer service - contacting the manufacturer for troubleshooting and then for additional help. Prompt responses.
If anyone has a problem, Drink takes a 3 amp mini-fuse - you open the power box by "worrying" the four slots with a flat screw driver. It takes a while, but then the top pops off. The hardware store didn't have a 3 amp but sold me a 3.15 amp, assuring me that it would work fine. I just put it in, the lamp is working and I'm back in love with Drink.
By:Ikat , Homeowner (NY)
First, the lamp. Really a very simple and beautiful design, the lamp itself is fantastic. My only complaint design wise is with the cord, transformer box, and to a lesser extent dimmer. While the body of the light itself comes in a beautiful finish in the color of your choice, the cord and transformer are clear plastic. While this is clearly a deliberate design choice, in a lamp as elegant as this it feels cheap. A matte finish in a similar color would have looked much better.
My second note is with the light itself. Another reviewer stated that this lamp requires special hard to find bulbs. This is not entirely true. I first tested the lamp with a plain old 100w incandescent bulb. It worked fine aside from a slight hum attributable to the bulb. In the end I settled on the 250w halogen bulbs which are indeed hard to find, but incandescent bulbs will work fine (the halogen gave a much brighter light and eliminated the humming).
Other than these points, the lamp is fantastic, the dimmer is extremely useful and of a solid build quality, and the light throw of the lamp when placed in a room corner is impressive. Ylighting was fantastic and prompt. Great buy at a great price.
By:Simon F. , Renter (Seattle, WA, USA)
We've got it in the corner of a large room with a compact fluorescent bulb. Although we can't use the dimming feature because of the bulb, the light is great, lots of compliments.
By:Stuart W. , Homeowner (New Yorl, NY)
We love the Drink Lamp -- it's a beautiful and unusual shape that looks particularly graceful in our contemporary Brooklyn apt. The only reason for taking one star off is that it took a loooong time (months) for it to arrive.
By:J.O. , Homeowner (Brooklyn NY)
I love the light! It is very simple, but looks great in a modern decor! The only thing - it has a dimmer electronics in a box that lies on the floor - so you kind of have to have a chair or something to stash it under.
By:Jurgita M. (Bozeman, Montana, United States)
The Drink Floor Lamp is an easy choice for any modern room. Simply, yet elegant, design is complimented by powerful illumination. Super for apartment living and/or small fitting corners of large rooms. Very happy with Y Lighting--quick delivery & good pricing.
By:Karen L. , Homeowner (San Francisco, CA)
Fast shipping: placed the order in the afternoon, it was at my door the next noon! Can't complain about that.
It's a sturdy construction. Visually appealing and I love the minimalist style. Very tall - so works best with high ceilings. With my 8' ceiling and a very big room the lighting is not quite adequate regrettably.
It takes a special bulb, t10 halogen, which apparently none of my local stores carries and needs to be special ordered. In the end I bought a t8 or something which actually worked, partially - the dimmer doesn't work with this bulb. And by the way, it is a very cheap dimmer. Other types of bulbs, as long as the base is correct, would work as well, but the problem is the shade of this lamp is so small, those energy-saving bulbs would show at the top, so aesthetically that won't work.
By:Jing , Homeowner (Haverford, PA)