Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 18
Rated 3 out of 5 by FenestrationShopper Light is good, wire is not
On the plus side the light is very good - not overpoweringly bright, but excellent for reading, writing or needlework. The neck is flexible and it is a big advantage (for safety and comfort) that the lamp itself does not get hot. The clip secures the lamp well, though it is a shame it doesn't open a little wider as I found that on a fairly thick table (you might have this problem with your kitchen or dining table, for instance, if it's a bit chunky) then the lamp won't clip on at all. It's fine on all desks or side-tables that I've tried it on.
A disadvantage of the design is that the wiring is very flimy. There is an excellent safety feature - if you get tangled in the wiring or stumble on it, there is a connection in the wire that just disconnects. That has saved me from a fall before. However, where the wire goes in to the base of the lamp the connection is rather delicate. Once the wire comes loose here, the lamp will stop working - I imagine this is likely to be the life-limiting factor for most customers, rather than the bulbs. I notice that I am not the only reviewer who has hit this issue.
05 August 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by pavlova Great at first but don't last long!
Bought these for my sons to be able to read in their bunk bed. Perfect as it doesn't heat up and it provides good reading light. The only problem is they don't last very long as the wiring is really narrow and insubstantial. Really disappointing, especially given the price.
26 February 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by whatfor Light emitted is yellow not white
This clip light comes with 15 LEDs NOT 18. The black colour is good, the lamp looks nice, the grip of the clamp is good, and the neck is flexible. But the light emitted Is yellow, and not the bright white light I expected from LEDs. It more or less does the job of providing light on the book I hold when using my exercise bike, but I am rather disappointed with it.
24 May 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by TheGoM Nicely engineered but light level disappointing
I agree with several other reviewers inasmuch as this product is well designed and perhaps more sturdy than the photos can show. The clip is very firm and has protective pads.
However, the cables aren't as long as one reviewer suggested and the level of light (as actually indicated on the box!) is barely ambient and doesn't help as much as I would have liked for working at the computer keyboard or piano.
The light is also spread rather than focussed.
If you need something for detailed work I would suggest looking for something brighter. I can get by having bought two, but will look for something brighter in due course.
07 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BerkoMum fabulous for kids beds
Both my young boys, aged 5 and 7 have these on their beds. They are brilliant, they do not get hot, right level of light source, and they can switch them on or off easily. Well made. Can say nothing negative.
29 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by verntern Simple but elegant and effective
Very pleased with the quality and effectiveness of this light. 1. It looks good 2. the power of the light is excellent 3. it can be turned and twisted to fit almost any desired angle 4. the clip is very strong. I can't imagine the light can ever fall off what it is attached to. 5. Good length of lead to reach your intended mains socket. 6. Although the 'bulbs' (LED's) cannot be replaced, LED's have many 1,000's of hours life at virtually no energy cost. There are 18 of them. Hopefully if one should eventually fail, the other 17 can continue, and so on! One purchasing consideration should be, what do you want to clip the light onto and will the powerful crocodile clip open wide enough to fasten. A versatile light.
27 February 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by James134 Smart, bright and cool to touch - ideal for kids
We wanted a bedside reading lamp for a 5 year old, and this is ideal. It clips nicely onto her bedside shelf and gives a bright light whilst being cool to the touch. Looks great in black, and we are all very pleased with it.
24 December 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Layla65 very useful
great flexible neck....illuminates wide area.... gives true colour light....
22 November 2012