@hchavers I don’t really think it’s a fair assessment to refer to people who have a structured routine as ‘addicts’. Some of us prefer to take out the bulk of our messages and correspondences when we wake up, so as to avoid being tied to our devices throughout the rest of the day.
I got the small seafoam green one in my last IRK, and I have to say I like it a lot. I use it close to my sewing machine to add a lot more light to the working area. It does charge a phone too but I am not generally at the sewing machine long enough to use it.
I bought the fabric shade lamp last time it was up, and have been mostly pleased. It looks like a reasonable, non-gimmicky lamp, which is nice, it charges my phone fine, and the lamp switch is easy to reach from bed to turn it off. Downsides are that I can confirm the flickering at the lowest light level (I have a small LED bulb in it), and the charging indicator light is a bright blue LED. I can’t figure out why everyone puts a bright blue indicator LED on all kinds of things meant to go in dark bedrooms, but here we are. I put some tape over it, just like all my other annoying blue indicator lights.
I love the idea of a lamp with a USB port. It would be nice to replace my current lamp which gathers dust easily on the lampshade and is currently using a 450 lumens A19 light.
What kind of light bulb is needed for the Color LED lamp? I’m thinking of buying that and/or the Traditional Lamp with the one port. I don’t need the wireless charging, but it’s nice in the event I ever get a phone that can take advantage of the feature.
@JT954 The color LED lamp has built-in LEDs so there is no bulb separately.
the lampshade one apparently just takes a normal bulb so it can be whatever you want. I was thinking of putting a Hue bulb in there so I can control it with my other Hue stuff. but for that to work ai’d need to leave the lamp control always on so the ahue would control itself. You can even get Hue color bulbs which are great but quite expensive, more than these lamps.
I bought the swivel lamp for my desk and I’ve been pretty pleased with it. It’s convenient to put my phone on there and still be able to use my plug in Headphones to make calls. The only drawback for me is that the room I work in is generally dark. And I need a lamp that projects upward. So I’m going to buy the fabric lamp for my office and see how that one fits into my office instead.
I bought a similar lamp (different brand), and it couldn’t charge my phone more than about 10%. Plus it’s so lightweight that the cats and I kept knocking it over without even trying. I don’t know if I trust these to be any higher quality.