Nice lighting effects, but a little on the spendy side...
Aug 6, 2011
As many will attest, I spend WAY too much time at my desk. Between work, writing, internet usage, etc., many of my waking hours are spent in front of a monitor and keyboard (like now). As such, desk lighting is important to me. I was able to get the 3M Glare Reducing Task Light via the Amazon Vine review program, and I must say it was was an excellent selection. It looks stylish, and the level of lighting it provides does the job while reducing eye strain.
The lamp was easy to put together, and given my lack of mechanical abilities, that was nice. :) In a matter of just a couple of minutes, it was set up on my desk, plugged in, and doing its job. The base provides a solid foundation for the lamp regardless of how you adjust the arm, so there's little danger of it tipping over. In the pictures, it looks like it's a black brushed metal, but everything is plastic. Given the list price of almost $200, that was somewhat disappointing. Time will tell how long the plastic holds up over a metal alternative. I tend to leave the light on constantly, and I've had no problems with heat buildup or bulbs burning out, so that's a positive. The anti-glare screen is a good mix between providing adequate light for the chore while not casting a harsh glare in the corner of my range of vision. While I liked the lamp I had on my desk before, it didn't have a covering over the bulb and it could be somewhat annoying if I happened to glance in that direction.
While I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to dish out the amount of money it would take to buy this lamp off the shelf, I'm happy with the aesthetics and functionality of it. Now if it only provided my daily dose of vitamin D for the amount of time I *don't* spend outside, it'd be perfect...
Disclosure: Obtained From: Amazon Vine Review Program Payment: Free
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