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Perfect - almost
I bought a pair of these in February 2001. (They were about $250 each then.) They have been nearly flawless since. The only problem they exhibit is in the twist mechanism that...Read complete review
I bought a pair of these in February 2001. (They were about $250 each then.) They have been nearly flawless since. The only problem they exhibit is in the twist mechanism that concentrates the light. The retainer screw that provides friction for the twist mechanism also keeps the head and lens assembly from unscrewing completely and coming off the end of the gooseneck. On both my lamps, if the retainer screw is in deep enough to keep the head/lens from coming off when fully zoomed in, then it provides too much friction for the head to zoom freely. This is the only area in which this lamp falls short. Despite that, and despite being a hardcore nitpicker -- especially at these prices! -- I would buy them again. Mine are satin nickel and they look the same as they did the day I received them. I'm going to buy the floor lamp now. Should have bought it a long time ago. Let's face it:: most of the lamps out there, even very expensive ones, are built cheesily and are low-function. These lights are built well, the base weighs enough to keep the light stable, the gooseneck is appropriately flexible, not too stiff, not too loose. The quality of the light is nice. The dimmer control works well and has a nice feel to it. Keep this light dimmed to an appropriate level and it doesn't get too hot. Don't hesitate. If you're thinking about buying it, just do it.
Most Liked Negative Review
Busted. Busted again
I own one of these, and it's been good. I got one for my wife, and the light blinked in and blinked out (mostly out). Levenger sent a replacementlamp, which does...Read complete review
I own one of these, and it's been good. I got one for my wife, and the light blinked in and blinked out (mostly out). Levenger sent a replacementlamp, which does the same thing. Out, on-a-little-while, out, out, out, on-a-little-while, out. How can something that LOOKS so solidly built be so fickle?
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I have used this lamp almost every day for 13 years.. The neck is still stiff and easy to position, the switch still works well, the focus feature is still accurate. Finally, last month, the original light bulb burned out! The Antique Brass finish gets a little rough looking. I think I'd get a smoother finish if I had to buy a second one, which I certainly would, cost not withstanding. An excellent item, directs light as it says and is very well made..
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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The Perfect Reading Lamp
from Green Bay, WI
I bought one about a year ago, but my husband has sneaked it for himself, so now i buy another. The heft, the grace of the lamp, the ease of dimming....This lamp is worth having two. I knew I would like it as it is German made. Levenger should brag about the resulting high quality.
Poem Review Submission: Midnight Reader Table Lamp
from New York, NY
Midnight Reader Table LampRead in peace while others snoozeHalogen light—crisp, white, brightAttractive in all four hues.Midnight Reader Table LampFeel the concentrated light!Telescope shades, filtered raysNot to mention the perfect height.Midnight Reader Table LampTo the eyes it is quite pleasingFrosted glass lens, solid brass shineAnd it don't mind if you're sneezing.Midnight Reader Table LampWhat a gift (sure beats a pony)Or sweaters that you'll soon returnPlus it makes your room all homey.
Midnight Reader Poem
I lay awakeMy eyes open wideMy husband is snoringLoudly at my side.I reach for my copyOf Edgar Allan PoeAnd read long into the nightUnder the Midnight Readers' glow.Beneath its crisp, clear lightThe days troubles are well foregoneAlthough now I've visions of ravens and floorboardsSo I think I'll leave the light on.
midnight reader poem
from Saco, Maine
My brilliant, ever-faithful friendYou're nightly by my sideSticking out your neck for meTo light my life with prideYou always do things by the bookBut with a thrilling twistThe way you focus on meI simply can't resistOh watt the heck, let's stay awakeWith you it's never boringYour beam won't bother hubbyToo bad, because he's snoring!
Midnight Reader Table Lamp Poem
from Sugar Land, TX
I lay awakeMy eyes open wideMy husband is snoringLoudly at my side.I reach for my copyof Edgar Allan PoeAnd read long into the nightUnder the Midnight Readers glow.Beneath its crisp, clear lightThe days troubles are well foregoneAlthough now I've visions of ravens and floorboardsSo I think I'll leave the light on.
Bend your head, O little light, concurwith all my seeking and my puzzling doubt;Your neck, sinuously feminine, incline, demur,illumine the pacing letters, cryptic rootof my opining. Cast your web of glowinto my gloom and worm my secrets outby the calm intelligence of your photon flow.O Midnight Reader, show me all you know.But what is this? Your bright disk lights a spark:ideas contrary, breaking news, a jolt;another voice displaces mine in the darksea of others' minds in which I float.Admirable midwife of night companionship!You, little light, deliver and equip.
Midnight Reader - poem
from McLean, VA
Such a swan of a lampSee how that graceful neckStands poised to shine itsCrisp white light on yourMidnight reading while aLoved one dreams on in shadow.It never imposes, ready toDim or brighten at a touch.Its bedside manner isImpeccable.
Midnight Reader Table Lamp Haiku Poem
A crisp halogen ...Midnight Reader Table Lamp ...Is Brightest and Best.
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By Midnight Writer
from Centennial, Colorado
When the muse comes calling late at nightAnd I've no other page to turnI turn on my Midnight Table LampTo shed light on that night poem that burnsWith insistence that it be recordedOr be forever lost from my mindSo with my Levenger Roller BallIn the lamp light its written and signed.
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