I am so excited to share this Brightech Lamp review with you. A few weeks ago, Brightech reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in sharing my thoughts about one of their magnifying lamps. Of course I said yes! I chose to review Brightech’s 2-in-1 LED Lightview Pro Desk and Floor Lamp because I felt this lamp would benefit me the most when it comes to my pattern writing and crocheting. After using the lamp for a few weeks, I have not been disappointed. So who is Brightech, and what do they offer?
WHO IS BRIGHTECH?
Brightech is an L.A. based lighting company that offers a wide selection of high quality specialty lamps and lights. The company was started to offer unique, no-dust lighting products to fit right into your home. On their website you will find string lights, floor lamps, magnifying lamps, table lamps and solar powered LED lights. Brightech believes that high end lighting should be available to everyone, not just to those with big bank accounts.
After using the Brightech LightView 2in1 Magnifying Lamp, I can see why it gets good reviews. I love how modern and sleek the lamp is. The arm can pivot in any direction and can be adjusted without having to loosen or tighten knobs. The lamp is also very versatile. It can easily be adjusted to become a floor lamp or a desk lamp, it your choice.
This particular lamp has the widest viewer of any magnifier lamp on the market. The lens boast a 225% magnification strength which makes any kind of reading, crocheting, knitting or woodworking a breeze. This energy-saving Magnifier Lamp will last up to 100,000 hours and draws on just 9 watts. This allows the lamp to be nice and bright without overheating. The lamp’s 900 lumens equal a 65W incandescent bulb. I love that you can dim the lights if you wish to do so.
HOW DID THIS LAMP HELP ME WITH CROCHETING?
I’m sure this is what you all want to know, right? In all honesty, I really wasn’t sure if a magnifying lamp was something that I really needed to crochet. I was wrong! This is one of those product that I didn’t realize I needed until I actually had it. There are a lot of pros to this lamp.
I loved the magnification on this lamp. It really does help me see stitches much better. I felt there was less strain on my eyes. I also really liked how bright the lamp is. I tend to do a lot of crocheting at night when my boys are in bed and this really helped me to see much better. Also, if you are crocheting with a yarn that is a dark color, such a black, this lamp helps tremendously! The ability to be able to dim and brighten the light is also a very nice feature that this lamp offers. It is extremely durable and very high quality.
A FEW DRAWBACKS
However, there were a few drawbacks. For one, the base is extremely heavy. If you have a designated office or craft room with a desk, this would not be a problem because you can leave the lamp where it is. Unfortunately, I do not have an office or craft room so constantly moving the lamp was a bit cumbersome. I did not find this particular lamp very portable.
Perhaps the magnifying lamp with the clamp option would be better in a situation like mine. Another drawback was not knowing where to store the lamp if I ever wanted to put it away. Although assembly was extremely easy, the lamp is not compact. Again, this may not be a problem if you always plan to leave the lamp on your desk. I have two little boys at home, so leaving the lamp out is not an option.
If crocheting or knitting is just a hobby for you, then I would suggest a smaller, more portable version of this lamp. I really felt that the base of this lamp was just too heavy if you were to move it often. However, if crocheting, knitting, wood working, bead work etc. is your business, then I absolutely find this lamp an investment! There is no doubt that Brightech is high quality. I truly don’t think you will find a better magnifying lamp on the market. It’s clear that Brightech has done their research! This is a company that you can trust to deliver a high quality lamp without breaking the bank!
Thanks so much for reading this review. Be sure to check out some of Brightech’s other amazing lamps and lights!