I have had this light for over 5 years and have never had to replace the bulb. It travels easy and stores on my crafting shelf when not in use. Light is bright as it should be due to use for close work and I also use it to read by at night. Resembles natural sunlight.
I love this little lamp! The color is much nicer than in the picture. The light is perfect for my needlepoint and crochet projects. I keep it at my cabin; I've had it about 2 years now with no problems. The only thing is that my husband complains about the light shining at him, but I just lower the top a little it seems to pacify him.
Another one that does not work. Bulb does not "snap in". Also, does not "angle" as described.
I've had two of these now. The first one worked for two days and died. The second one never worked. There's something about the flip up mechanism that seems porrly made. Too bad because it was so bright and portable too.