Lasts one lightbulb. Skip it.
If you are looking to replace your lamp instead of just the bulb, this is the lamp for you. The light burns out and then the lamp dies, in about a year. Liked it up until that point, now I have to find a new lamp.
It looks nice and gives off decent light. It is made only to shine light directly down, so the head of the lamp will only go level and down and not aim it at something.
March 27, 2014
Good Desk Light
The light matches my other light on my desk giving lots of light. The previous light had stopped working, so I tried to buy a replacement bulb. We couldn't find one at many stores, so we ordered a replacement on OfficeDepot.com. While the picture showed the proper bulb, the one that came (with the correct item #) would not fit. It had two plastic projections on each side of the bulb, not one, as the bulb has. I subsequently found out that the light was broken, so I ordered a replacement. I hope the bulb lasts for the stated 1,000 hours, as I do not expect to find a replacement.
March 22, 2014
Nice While it Lasted :(
This was a great light, for about 1.5 years. When I replaced the bulb after it stopped working, it was then that I realized that this was really a DISPOSABLE lamp. NOT MEANT TO LAST MORE THAN THE LIGHT BULB.
If you're looking for something that will be attractive, functional and an asset to your office, DON'T BUY THIS ONE.
Invest a little more and save yourself the cost of:
* new light bulb that won't work on a broken lamp
* time to look for a new lamp
* hassle of disposing a new looking lamp that now needs to fill a
Would give it less stars if I could!
March 17, 2014
Good light, but short lived
I very much like the LIGHT the OttLite produces. I am a self emplouyed graphic designer, and a good, color-accurate light is a big plus for my work. However, the device itself seems to be flawed. We've had 2 in the studio, and both seem to have failed internally after about 1-2 years. In both cases, had to buy a replacement bulb to discover the failure. I also found the mostly plastic build quality to be a little on the light side... so to speak, but that a quibble at the price point. I did like it's compact footprint on on my busy workstation.
I'd recommend go for one of the more expensive mid-range desk lamps. If they last, you're ahead. Caveat on the "recommend this product" above. I'd like to put my replacement bulbs in a better lamp.
November 6, 2013