LED desk lamp?

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  1. adonis3k macrumors 6502

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    Hi all

    is anyone using a LED desk lamp? I am after one with a small footprint for my desk, anything under £20 would be ideal?

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    Little expensive but the gets desk lamp I have:
    TaoTronics® Elune TT-DL02 (Piano White) Versatile Natural Light LED Desk Lamp (4 Lighting Modes: Reading Studying Relaxation & Bedtime, 5 dimmable Level / Touch Sensitive Control Panel / 1 Hour Off Timer / 5V/1A USB Charging Port)
    http://amzn.com/B00APAQT4Q
     
  5. adonis3k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks mate, I was reading about this one also when I posted that I was after a lamp. Is this one any good? I have ordered another one, well won it off ebay which is similar to the Newertech one so will see how I get on and report back if anyone else is interested other wise I think I will go for the Newertech as I love the polished finish.
     
  6. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    LED desk lamp?


    I have it and love it. 2 color tones and brightness settings. Also has 4 settings of lighting.
     
  7. EvilQueen macrumors 6502

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    Don't bother if you can't spend the money on a good one. LED's are great, but are really hard on your eyes for long times as a desk lamp. The multi-tone ones are far better on your eyes but are not cheap.
     
  8. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    I don't wish to hijack your thread, but since a new one might be considered too redundant… could anyone suggest a good LED wall light? The fixture in my bathroom is broken and needs to be replaced.
     
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  10. Yurias macrumors newbie

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    not much experience. I only have a book light for reading paper stuff.
     
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    Then why bother commenting?
     
  13. Yurias macrumors newbie

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    Coz I just got a lamp and I love it .
     
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    Good lamps are works of art, and, - as with other such products - you can have a wonderful fusion of form and function, in that it is possible to have a desk lamp that both looks good and casts an appropriate - and adjustable - light.

    I have always been partial to those old style 'library' lamps as desk lamps, as I think they look stylish, tend to be beautifully made, but are yet capable of directing light where it is required.
     
  15. Huntn macrumors G5

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    LED- one of those milestone technological break throughs, especially for super yachts! (Where I found this link, but still good info.) I still have a CFL bulb for my desk lamp. Also see this link: Green America: LED The Future Of Lighting.

    What makes LEDs better than bulbs?
    Lifespan

    One of the biggest differences between LEDs and halogen light bulbs is their lifespan. LEDs can last up to 80,000 hours. Halogen light bulbs only last between 2,000 and 6,000 hours. Halogen bulbs also suffer what is termed as ‘catastrophic; failure, which essentially means they work until they don’t! And when the die they pop! LEDs on the other hand very slowly loose their light output, so even at 80,000 hours there will still be another 80,000 hours of light but just at a lower level. LED life spans are usually referenced as the L70% life. As the human eye can only detect light loss above 30%, LEDs are rated to this level; there is still plenty of light left but at ever diminishing level.

    How they work and their efficiency
    Electricity is used to heat up tungsten filaments in halogen light bulbs. When these tungsten filaments are heated up, light is produced. LED lights produce light by running an arc of electrical current between two electrodes. The method of generating light from an LED fitting is much more efficient than a Halogen bulb, only around 10% of the energy that goes in to a Halogen bulb is actually converted to light, the rest is given off as heat, the efficiencies with LED light fittings can be as high as 80%.
     
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    We've replaced almost all the lighting in our house with LED bulbs, save a few decorative lights that aren't turned on very often in the first place. I love LED lights :)

    I have an LED desk-lamp that is capable of switching between different "temperatures" of light. This is nice because I can have it on a "cold" setting that will keep me alert while reading, but I can switch it to "warm" before bed.
     
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