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Tutti Goose neck White Clip-on desk lamp
- Recommended for Bedside use, as a reading light
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|Bulb Type Required||Small Edison Screw Cap (E14) Golf ball|
|Bulb supplied||Bulb sold separately|
|Maximum bulb wattage||40W|
|Number of lamps||1|
Tutti Gooseneck white clamped reading lamp
Anonymous - 1 year ago
I Have two of these and I have clipped them to the edge of a bookshelf that is above my home-made desk which butts up against the wall in my study/amateur radio station. I have fitted E14 small screw thread low energy 8.5 watt bulbs into them. I have removed the in-line switches in the lamps' cables, and they are each plugged into separate 6-way mains blocks (all sockets are individually switched) which are mounted against the wall above my desk. Thus I can switch the lamps on and off by operating the switches at the side of each socket in the mains blocks. This saves me from having to fumble for in-line switches that are 'somewhere' in a length of loose cable. This makes my mains wiring much tidier. Yes, the clips are a bit on the 'strong' side, but I have no problem, as the lamps are a more or less permanent installation as I do not need to move them along the edge of the shelf. Since buying them from my nearest B & Q, they have been in operation for about 9 months and the goose necks are still behaving themselves, as it were. My only gripe is that when I bend the goose necks to tweak the lighting angle, a small amount of the white paint on the goose necks flakes off. I now need another 2 lamps for a similar installation on the opposite wall of the study, and I aim to purchase another two of these lamps, as logistically, I find them quite satisfactory and they are reasonable value for money. 4 stars out of 5 due to the above-mentioned matter regarding the paint.
Andyvon - 3 years ago
"Buy cheap, buy twice" is the saying - and that's certainly the case for me having bought this lamp.
The main problem with this design is that the head of the lamp is too heavy, especially once a bulb is fitted. I found that my lamp only functions as expected when the flexible stem is mostly upright. When I clipped the lamp in such as way that the stem was horizontal (such as to the headboard of my bed) the head was so heavy that it kept drooping down, needing frequent adjustment. That happens while the lamp is new so I'm sure that after a few weeks the problem will probably become worse as the flexible stem becomes looser.
This 'Tutti Goose' lamp is cheap and the design will be useful for limited purposes where the stem is kept upright and plenty of light is required from a low angle - for school homework perhaps or model makers or other hobbyists. Otherwise, I would recommend paying more and purchasing one of the many other lamps available which are of a much better design and far more functional. I've stopped using my 'Tutti Goose' lamp now and I've bought a better design with which I'm perfectly happy.
Arm snapped off after a week!
Ali_B - 3 years ago
Not a very good product, the arm snapped off after a week of my son using it.
Rubbish - bought two, both broke within a week
timt - 3 years ago
The metal stick was very weak and snapped off within a day by my seven and nine year old daughters. Then they just stopped working, changed bulbs, fuses, but would work.
Beaniebaby - 3 years ago
..... Very handy to be able to clip these lights wherever you need them, but the clips themselves (on the two i bought at least) are extremely tight and stiff which makes them difficult to use - i imagine it would be night-on impossible for people with dexterity problems/arthritis etc. The necks also are a little short and they et very hot in use. Other than that, absolutely fine. Bulbs are not supplied but i bought a box of three halogen eco 28 watt bulbs for a very small price which are nice and bright.