One may not think of LED lighting when considering romantic approaches in amping up style within a home, but Adesso has proven it is indeed possible to bring that more practical design in without feeling the least bit out of place. In fact, the bright and powerful 8.4 watts of LED clusters not only add a dimension of ambient elegance, but saves you plenty of dough in the long run as well. Here's our thoughts on the EOS wall lamp by Adesso.
Even if you're an apartment dweller, the compact nature of the lamp makes it a breeze to mount up on the wall with a couple of drywall anchors and screws. Simply attach the mounting apparatus (made of a single, nicely cut piece of steel), secure the screws using a power tool, and slide in the lamp.
(Unfortunately, the packaging wasn't too much to look at it, so we omitted boring you with unboxing videos.)
We've been hearing lots of folks complaining about the quality (or lack of) when it comes to lighting goods sold at big box stores like Target and IKEA, but for $15, we certainly don't think one should be expecting more than a cable and some cheap plastic housing (aluminum if you're lucky).
For $230, it's expected that the design and build quality should exceed all expectations and then some. Fortunately, the EOS lamp nails it. The design feels both contemporary and modern, but is versatile enough to fit into a shabby chic theme if you're careful. The EOS design's clean lines work especially well in the bedroom, and the organic bending arm adds an additional element of interest.
The LED clusters are covered by a convex glass magnifier bulb shield, which keeps clumsy folks like myself from shattering the precious bulbs when poking around at night. To top it off, the power button is made of an industrialized rubber, making it easily distinguishable from the sleek satin-steel when blindly "feeling around." Hey, it's important! Details, details, details...
Our favorite design element, however, is the long running steel wire management built right into the lamp. It allows for the continuation of the elegant satin steel finish right down into the floor, keeps unsightly wires from ruining the look, and is a very welcomed touch.
Although we've only had a couple of weeks to give this lamp a go, we've already started transitioning all of our other lamps in the house to LED bulbs, kicking to the curb ones that have old built-in ones. Why, you ask? Maybe because we're kind of over those overly yellow tints from our CFLs. Or maybe the significantly lower operating temperatures. Or perhaps we're finally ready to drop our utility bills by more than half, while keeping the house better lit at night.
Whichever reason feels more sensible to you, we're convinced. Good design and the right kind of lighting gear can brighten up any space and fully justifies the higher initial cost if you look at the savings just a few months down the road. As for the EOS lamp, it's a fine piece that's guaranteed to add elegance to any space.
Pros: Excellent build quality, timeless design, nice bright LEDs, magnifier helps amplify light while keeping costs down.
Cons: Packaging isn't too fancy, so don't go in expecting an Apple product unboxing experience. Much more expensive than your regular wall lamp from IKEA.
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