This classic wall lamp is sure to enhance the appearance of your bedroom, living room, or office. Handy swing arm extends and retracts to position light just where you need it. Best of all, it has a finished look that doesn't require special wiring or an electrician for installation—just plug it in. Gleaming brass finish is beautifully accented by the pleated natural-color linen shade.
Rated 1 out of
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Good idea badly executedBought two to go either side of the mantle to replace a pair of old sconces.
1) The size of backplate was smaller than the existing junction box, a pretty standard size, so some patching required.
2) The swivels on the backplates are not exactly square so the light is obviously tilted, more noticeable at some angles than others.
3) Ground wire screw missing on one of the lights.
4) Rubber (actually plastic) finial washer missing on one light.
5) "The 30" brass cover hides the cord", not sure exactly how as it consists of only two sections of 12" each.
6) The instructions included are incorrect in their description of how to remove the backplate from the mounting plate. It has two cylindrical knobs not three screws as described. These knobs screw onto a pair of machine screws through the mounting plate and projecting through the backplate. CHECK the locking nuts on these machine screws are tight otherwise you will never get the knobs to tighten.
7) Was hoping to use LED bulbs in these lights but the harp for the shade is designed so only the big, long, 100W 3 way bulbs will fit. Perhaps will be able to bow out the harp if very careful.
8) Lampshade is very poor quality for the price.
Date published: 2016-02-09
Rated 3 out of
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Swing arm wall lamp problemI want to share a problem I have had recently with these lamps. I have purchased 5 of them in recent years. In use they are fine and I like them very much.
However, recently one of the sockets broke on one and I bought a new socket to replace it. Replacing it turned out to be a nightmare.
First, It was next to impossible to remove the old socket. They must have used some sort of "lock tight" because I had a very difficult time removing the outer base of the socket. I needed to do this to get to the wires. I had to tear the base apart. I then had to remove and discard the gold outer base because it was impossible to reach the wires.
Second: The wires must have been wired in first and then fished through the armature because there was lesss than 1 inch of wire available to re-wire the new socket and with the turns of the armature, it was impossible to feed any wire up to re-wire it.
I finally was able to add a new socket to the lamp but it was absolutely the worst lamp I have ever had to attempt a fix on.
IF you want to use this lamp for as long as you can while it works fine then go ahead and buy it. But be prepared that if the socket ever burns out, you will probably need to discard the entire lamp because unless you are an electrical "whiz" you will not be able to do it.
For such an expensive lamp I am sorely disappointed with it and wanted to warn any potential users about it. Ultimately, I was able to re-wire it after an hours struggle with it but had to discard the outer shell and I had to discard the lampshade because the harp only fits in that shell. I had to use a new clip on shade.
Date published: 2015-07-09
Rated 3 out of
cheap qualityfor the price this lamp is very cheap in quality. I would place its actual value somewhere around $45.00. The brass lacquer quality is weak.
Date published: 2013-08-06
Rated 4 out of
SIZETHE HARP IS TO SMALL .
Date published: 2012-12-27
Rated 1 out of
Harp Too SmallThe product is advertised as accepting a 150 watt bulb but the harp (the piece that holds the lamp shade) is not wide enough. I went all over town trying find a slimmer bulb that would fit. At a lighting store I discovered that I could buy a harp that was wide enough to accept a 150 watt bulb.