Sunday, June 28, 2009

deal or no deal


these task lamps look like a million bucks.
but they're only $24.99.

Picture 2
buy two and i don't see how you couldn't easily end up with a budget version of this.

9 comments:

my favorite and my best said...

i own that cheap piece of shit and let me tell you...it is no where near as lovely as those other lamps in the last picture. i mean, it achieves the 'look' but it sags, and droops after a while. seriously. when i am reading in bed at night the light moves b/c the arm is sagging. i would rather have something vintage and better quality. you get what you pay for.

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

I'm confused. The pair of lamps in the photo are made by whom?

kellyt said...

Home Goods and Target both sell knock-offs of these lamps, too. I was close to buying the one but discovered with that they got very VERY hot when on. (The had some turned on at HG.) I was worried about a possible fire hazard. Anyone have any thoughts about this? Do the Ikea ones get tres hot, too?

i suwannee said...

not from ikea, i assure you.

feministhousewife said...

I have the Ikea version (in red) and am quite happy with it. It does droop from time to time, but only in certain positions - for 24.99, I can handle it.

I don't think it was available in that pewter-y color at the time of my purchase - love it!

kellyt - My Ikea one does not get overly hot.

Katie said...

I bought 2 task lamps from Target and I love them. I bought one from Ikea two years ago and it broke about 6 months ago. The one from Ikea looks better in the picture than it does in person, in my opinion. I'm really satisfied with the ones from Target except their brushed nickel rather than polished.

meg said...

i kinda like this one for the same general proposition, but maybe less sagging -

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70148734

i have a few ikea lamps in my house and don't have any complaints so far - they've been chugging along for about two and a half years. god i hope i didn't just jinx myself.

Marina said...

ITA w/myfavorite and my best gal! You get what you pay for.

home before dark said...

I have several of these lamps. I bought mine at Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn. I really liked the RH best because it had an internal dimmer. They changed the design. Didn't like the new one. I agree you get what you pay for. Cheaper lamps (tried those) don't seem to stay put.

 

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