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V-Light® Full Spectrum Clamp-on/Desktop Magnifier, Black

V-Light® Full Spectrum Clamp-on/Desktop Magnifier, Black

Item: 850806    Model: VS40203B

V-Light® Full Spectrum Clamp-on/Desktop Magnifier, Black
4.0stars
( 77 reviews)
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  • Uses 1-12-watt Full Spectrum Bulb (Included)
  • Black finish
  • Height: 22" max
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V-Light® Full Spectrum Clamp-on/Desktop Magnifier, Black
 
4.1

(based on 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (35)
  • Well built / quality (33)
  • Easy to set up (32)
  • Reliable (26)
  • Efficient (25)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (34)
  • Informal use (6)
  • Work (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (27), Budget shopper (21), High-end shopper (7), Practical (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (43), Business (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (33), Yes (6)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

AWESOME

I had two major concerns. First, my work desk does not have a standard table top to use a clamp. This lamp comes with a clamp (they all do ) but ALSO comes...Read complete review

I had two major concerns. First, my work desk does not have a standard table top to use a clamp. This lamp comes with a clamp (they all do ) but ALSO comes with a weighted base. I was concerned that the base wouldn't be heavy enough. Nice sturdy heavy base! Secondly, the illumination and magnification combined - AWESOME. That's the only way to describe the sensation of looking at a coin and then lifting the cap. This is a pleasure to enhance my hobby.

VS

Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Poorly constructed, but does the job

Though I'm about to put them together, the name V-Light® Full Spectrum Clamp-on/Desktop Magnifier lamp and the word "quality" don't belong in the same sentence.
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Though I'm about to put them together, the name V-Light® Full Spectrum Clamp-on/Desktop Magnifier lamp and the word "quality" don't belong in the same sentence.

Complaints:

- the construction is flimsy,
- the knurled screw at the base (the first thing you touch if you are going to use the base) feels as if it were cast in a hand-cut (and that's not a good thing) mold, with casting 'flash' around the mold line, as well as uneven 'knurls'
- the head does not like to stay in the position you want it in – at least not for long – and,
- the shield, in my particular unit, that covers the magnifying lens does not fit flush so that light leaks through when seen from above even when the shield is in the closed position.

There are a couple of flaws in the design rather than the construction, too:

- the fluorescent 'bulb' doesn't have a shade extending beyond (or even to) its edge – so even if it didn't 'leak light' with the light shield closed, about 1/4" of bulb shows around the rim, even though eye level, for me, is above the light fixture/bulb. This is can be distracting in a darkened room if the lamp is next to a computer screen.
- the magnifier has to be adjusted using 2 hands (one to move the 'unit' the other to loosen and tighten the screw) – there are other, more expensive examples which, I believe, accomplish this 'one-handed'.

Given all that, the lamp/magnifyer does do what it is supposed to and at an (appropriately) low price. Also, the lens on my unit is pleasantly free from noticeable distortion.

To summarize, if you are annoyed by chintzy construction and things that don't work quite as you might like, steer clear, but for the money it does do the job. I've decided to keep mine.

Pete

Reviewed by 77 customers

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4.0

Nice light with extra fetures

By NJ Architect

from New Jersey

Verified Buyer

Comments about V-Light® Full Spectrum Clamp-on/Desktop Magnifier, Black:

This desk lampp is very versital. The compact design allows it to be used in fairlly tight spaces. The magnifiing glass feature is espesially nice and i wasnt even looking for that but have found many uses already.. The only thing that i would change is the location of the on/off switch.. it would be better if it were designed into the base or the head of the lamp as opposed to on the cor as it is currently. I was also a bit suprised that they are still using a round flourecent tube when with todays technologgy in LED lighting everything seems to be going in that direection

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5.0

Love the V-Light

By Mike B

from Long Island

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Comments about V-Light® Full Spectrum Clamp-on/Desktop Magnifier, Black:

This versatile lamp is perfect for our home work desk/computer table. The fluorescent light is extremely bright but does not hurt the eyes at all. The weighted base is very heavy so it takes a lot to move it if it gets banged around. The clamp is strong. No way will the lamp come off regardless if you use the base or the clamp. It maneuvers great and stretches out nicely. The magnifying lens allows our old tired eyes to read anything with ease. At first the magnifier was a nice add on when buying this lamp. It turned out to be as important as the other features once we started using it. This is a great buy!!!

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5.0

V-Light® Full Spectrum Clamp-on/Desktop

By heidihobbie

from Heron, MT

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Comments about V-Light® Full Spectrum Clamp-on/Desktop Magnifier, Black:

gave it as a gift and it was just what was needed

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5.0

magnifier light

By Kim

from Houston, Tx.

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This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about V-Light® Full Spectrum Clamp-on/Desktop Magnifier, Black:

this is a great item. it has a very bright light and the magnifier is a huge bonus

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5.0

Great lamp for detail work.

By Frosty

from Houston

Verified Buyer

Comments about V-Light® Full Spectrum Clamp-on/Desktop Magnifier, Black:

This is a magnifing swing arm lamp. I must have looked at every lamp in Staples but kept coming back to this one. Its small so it doesn't take up alot of my work table space. It was on clearance as well and I think that made my decision that much easier. I would definitely check this lamp out if your in the market for this type of lamp and don't want some huge monstrodity taking up space on your desk or work table. It is also very a attractive lamp. It is black in color so it basically goes with everything. A definite thumbs up.

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