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I was worried about the voltage information as well. I assumed (perhaps naively) that a U.S. seller selling a product to U.S. customers would be selling a product that would actually work in the U.S.

Can any of you guys with this light put my mind at ease? Does it come with plug adapters and does it say it is rated for 110-120 v as well?

Most places I've seen it listed on, including what looks to be its distributor, claim

100, 110-120, 230-240v.

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I've just checked mine and it's powered by a plug in 220/240 volt 8 amp transformer with a 24 volt output. I suspect they must also be supplied with 110/120 volt transformer for different countries.

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Roberto,

Looks like a nice lamp. For me I would worry about the reach of the arm. I would want the light strip to be parallel with the front of my workspace and that would mean placing this lamp to the right or left of me. I would most likely be bumping it with my elbows and chaos would ensue :). Although maybe these LED lights flood the area with enough light that orientation doesn't matter? If I did place it at the rear of the workspace then I would worry about smacking my forehead or optivisor off of it. Just my strange two cents.

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I'm currently using this inexpensive desk lamp. It's a very nice light, and bright enough most of the time. It will do until I can buy or build a better one.

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Sooo....It came...and it's awesome.  

 

It did indeed come with an U.S. compatible transformer.  There are pictures of several different plug types on the box so I guess they just localize it for wherever they are selling it.  

 

Here is a before and after.

 

My humble workspace:

 

The first pic is my old lamp.  A 15 w CFL Ott lite (about as bright as a 60w incandescent)

 

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And here is the new lamp

 

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I kept the shutter speed, ISO and aperture the same on the camera for both photos

 

The light coverage is amazing and I don't think the picture does it justice.  Haven't done any work under it yet but just pulled out a few movements to look at and it is a huge difference.  

 

So again, the link is:
 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M0X1Y6Y

 

Hope they are ready for a rush :)

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Please excuse my ignorance but what are they and why?

Genuine question.

 

Sure.. it's just that some links found on the Internet may have someones referral code embedded and that means they may possibly profit from any sales resulting from the buyer clicking that link. 

 

The problem with a public forum is that if people see that referral links are acceptable then many people may just sign up in order to promote their own referral links and eventually the forum may get messy.

 

 

However, it seems I was given some wrong information - I have just done some extensive research on it and all the links posted in this thread are fine. I am very sorry to anyone concerned **Embarrassed**.

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I am very sorry to anyone concerned **Embarrassed**.

No worries Mark, it was all done with the best of intentions. Just remember that the man that made no mistakes never did anything! :)

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Forgot to mention this before, it's almost 12 months since I first started using this lamp and I regret to say that already around 6 LEDs have failed. It's a shame.

Might have to go back to good old trustworthy, Maplin purchased ring lamp. :)

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That's bad news Mark. :(

Mine is still working perfectly, but compared to yours it's hardly on. Have the remaining LEDs dimmed at all, or are they just as bright as ever? Have you tried contacting Cousins to see if they will replace it as it's not a year since purchase?

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Forgot to mention this before, it's almost 12 months since I first started using this lamp and I regret to say that already around 6 LEDs have failed. It's a shame.

Might have to go back to good old trustworthy, Maplin purchased ring lamp. :)

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Thanks for the warning, I will stick to my tribble tube lamps for now.

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That's bad news Mark. :(

Mine is still working perfectly, but compared to yours it's hardly on. Have the remaining LEDs dimmed at all, or are they just as bright as ever? Have you tried contacting Cousins to see if they will replace it as it's not a year since purchase?

I expect the long hours I spend with it and most likely cheap components is its downfall.

Is it the actual LEDs that have failed?

Check for failed solder joints.

Possibly. They come on when the lamp is switched on then flicker and then cut out. Could be a dodgy capacitor.

Thanks for the warning, I will stick to my tribble tube lamps for now.

Yes - prolly a good idea.

I'll post a pic when I get back

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Hi diveboy, my take on it is mostly what type of light you feel comfortable with (daylight, yellow, fluorescent, LED...), how are you focusing it on your bench (glare, shadows, distance, etc) and eventually power (lumen...and maybe wattage since you have to pay that bill). So, my recommendation is, before you order anything on line, stop by your hardware store, visit the lamp section and test something that is as close as what your workbench/table/spot will accept. All that said, some people are happy with LEDs and others with fluorescent.

 

I myself was happy with my fluorescent lamps (I got three pointing at my work area from different angles and can move around on their hinges just in case), but I've found myself looking for something better. Not that I have a so-so set up but there is always room for improvement and that's what this thread is all about.

 

In any case, my original recommendation stands: check locally and then take the dive (sorry, no pun intended!) I hope this helps,

 

Cheers,

 

Bob

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Hello, I work in lighting and I find that old school lamp with a adjustable neck fitted with a 100 cree LED A19 daylight 5000k bulb works well for me. I can adjust it at any location to get the right angle of light. WE have 4000 lumens bulb with standard socket that I want to try but I am afraid it may light up the entire house.

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