ComputorEdge | July 5, 2013
Review: Newer Technology NuGreen LED Desk Lamp
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Adds focused, energy-efficient pure cool white light for a brighter workspace.
The NewerTech NuGreen Flexible Neck LED Desk Lamp is an excellent solution to any desktop dweller looking to make a switch from a conventional incandescent or florescent-style unit.
The lamp features 50 light emitting diodes (LEDs) to produce light the company calls similar to natural daylight. I'm not sure I agree; to me, the light looked a bit "naked" or "blue" but I got used to it very quickly.
I do, however, agree with the company that the NuGreen Lamp is perfect for dorm rooms, apartments, bedrooms—just about anywhere. The flexible gooseneck does an excellent job of shielding light from roommates or others co-inhabitants who are not interested in your latest scrapbooking project.
Perhaps best of all, the NuGreen Lamp uses just 3.6 watts of power. I didn't see any conversion info relative to "what it looks like" compared to an incandescent bulb, but I'd guess 40-60 watts, somewhere in there—not super bright but plenty bright for most purposes. And those LEDs last up to 45,000 hours, which is more than 20 times longer than conventional incandescents. Also, unlike most florescent bulbs, the LEDs contain no mercury so, you're welcome, municipal dump site.
The coup de grâce: the NuGreen Lamp is always cool to the touch so you don't have to worry that you left a hot lamp on while drying your undies. Of course, on the downside, you'll have to come up with some other way of drying your undies.
I use the lamp in my control booth when we're performing my original plays. Have never found a better solution. The gooseneck allows me to put light exactly where I need it and—at least as important—doesn't put light exactly where I don't want it.
Criticisms? Well, it would great if the lamp had a dimmer knob of some sort or maybe allowed you to increase illumination incrementally with each touch of the red ring power indicator (which now is used to turn the lamp on and off).
All-in-all, a really elegant, solidly-built lamp that will sit on your desk and remain a smart energy choice for many years to come
Specs (from Newer Technology):
Touch light ring color: Red
Color of light: Cool white
Color temperature: 4500K
LED size: .20 in (5mm)
Dimensions: Base - 5.625in (142.9mm); Flex arm - 12in (304.8mm); Light - 3.125in (79.4mm)
Brightness: 1600 - 2200 mcd
Luminous flux: 6.5 - 7.5 Lm
Maximum angle of flex arm: 120°
Number of LEDs: 50
Longevity: 45,000 hours
Power consumption: 3.6 watts
Operating voltage: 3.0 - 3.4 V
Power Adapter: External US/International UL Listed; Input - 100-240V AC 50-60Hz; Output - 17.5V DC0.2 AMP
UL Certified: E304160
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