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This review is from: Foreverlamp Alessilux Ricardo LED Portable Table Luminaire
Pros: - Charming design, looks attractive.
- LED, presumably low power consumption.
Cons: - Not a standard charging cable, have to use the one that comes with it.
- LED lighting is still expensive.
- "Sale" price seems like a trick: is it really regularly $200? Makes it look like a bargain, but it isn't.
Other Thoughts: Price is high, but it's a really nice lamp. Replaced a lamp that had a CFL, and the light quality of this is far more pleasant. Small enough to easily pick it up and use it to look in dark places like under the bed or in a back corner of the closet, so it effectively doubles as a basic flashlight. Could be good in a blackout, too.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Lasko 2155A 16-inch 3 Speeds Electrically Reversible Window Fan - White
Pros: Moves LOTS of air. I am using it to exhaust warm air at night from a single room. Cool air pours in the other window. Works perfectly for this application.
Reasonably quiet even on high speed (but see cons, below).
Cons: Mine makes a "help, I'm going to fall apart" chopping sound at low speed (it's fine at medium and high). I was able to stop the noise by taking the housing apart and putting it back together with the fan assembly rotated sixty degrees. Seems as if the motor wasn't quite balanced in the original position. Not a big deal, but it should not have been necessary for me to do this.
Other Thoughts: My apartment has no a/c and I rely on cool nights to cool it down. Since I installed this fan the temperature inside drops much faster. Much improved over the box fans I was using before.
Expensive fan, but compared to a/c this is a real bargain. If I did have a/c, this would help me run it more efficiently as other reviewers have said. Definitely worth the cost.
Pros: Quality of light has been good for general purpose living room use including reading. Low energy consumption a big plus (and the reason I purchased it). I was able to replace a 40W incandescent with this, and this is much brighter.
Cons: It weighs quite a bit more than other lights of similar size.
Other Thoughts: Light cone is limited, as you can see from the way it is constructed. This limits its usefulness for some applications. Not really a con, since you just would choose a different light in those cases.
Others have complained that it gets warm: it does, but not hot like an incandescent. If heat output is a primary concern, a compact fluorescent might be a better choice, but to me the heat seems quite low compared to an incandescent. Like resting your hand on a vinyl car seat on a sunny day: uncomfortably warm, but it's not going to set anything on fire.