Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What's on my Workdesk Wednesday

Morning folks....crikey is it really Wednesday already and hey the first day of June to boot..time to play along with all the lovely crafters over at Julia's place..throw open our crafty doors to the world and all those who join in the phenomonen that is WOYWW.  Happy 2nd Anniversary to Julia and all the WOYWW'ers.
I know what you're thinking..this is one strange looking crafty space and quite an eye-opener for all those of you who think I am one super organised crafter...my crafting supplies box has been sitting in the boot of the car since returning home from Saturday's workshop...shocking isn't it.
So what's on my cubbyhole workdesk today....not a lot as you can see apart from my new Daylight Lamp..the jury's been out and now it's time for the verdict...
I tend to ignore as a rule all the e-mails offering freebies in exchange for a mention on my blog because basically if it doesn't come up to scratch I will say so and that isn't going to go down well is it...so I did dither a bit when I was contacted by The Daylight Company about trying out one of their lamps and writing a review....but the Crafty Girl's eyes aren't getting any younger and I've been thinking for some time of investing in some help so I popped over to their online store and chose the Flexible LED Desk Light.  If I had to sum up in just a  few words what I think of it.....

LOVE IT....LOVE IT....LOVE IT....
I gave it a night time crafting test and I can't believe the difference it makes...there are going to be no more tired eyes or headaches when burning the midnight oil and it's fantastic when it comes to matching up colours...how have I managed all these years without one.
And let's face it girls...looks are important too....who wants an ugly duckling sitting on their workdesk when you can have this stylish elegant and modern lamp. It takes up very little space and I love the flexible head which is easily adjusted to whichever angle suits....the base is weighted so no danger of it toppling over and very important in these credit crunch times...the LED light uses 80% less electricity...so that means more money for crafty stash whilst doing my bit for the planet.
So....it's definitely 10 out 10....my new best friend passed with flying colours and has become a permanent member of the cubbyhole family...and if The Daylight Company think they are getting it back....think again folks...IT'S MINE.  If like me you have been pondering for a while...pop over to The Daylight Company and check out the large selection of lamps..I'm sure you'll find something to suit your crafting needs.
Catch up with you all tomorrow...
Hugs Kath xxx
To answer Sarpreet's questions....the Daylight Light does not generate any heat so won't heat up your room....the bulb uses low heat technology and doesn't get hot...so you won't burn your fingers if you were to accidentally touch it....for information on replacement bulbs....pop over to their online store.

32 comments:

Helen said...

I had a daylight lamp somewhere.... must check. Good to hear you enjoy yours.Happy WOYWW

Anesha said...

Glad you like you lamp and it works for you. Hope you and Buddy have a great day. Hugs Anesha

Anne said...

Ooooooo - lamp sounds brill --will check them out over at the TDC. Have a productive WOYWW.
Anne x

kathleen said...

Morning Both.I'm pleased the lamp is proving its worth.
Have a good day.
Kathleen x

Wipso said...

Happy WOYWW 2nd Birthday. It's so lovely to be linked up with so many creative friends. Happy crafting.
A x

Sue said...

Hi Kath
wow another lovely tidy desk, very stylish lamp, nice n slim,thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Helen said...

Hi Kath,
I have one of their other models of daylight lamp...and it's fabulous! Perfect for combatting the yellowing effects of energy saving lightbulbs...and for taking photos after dark when you've missed your deadline! ;0)
Helen x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

that lamp sounds wonderful! happy WOYWW anniversary and thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Paula said...

I have a daylight lamp - tho' it came from elsewhere but is the same.......husband so impressed that he bought himself one for studying. Like the look of yours.
Paula (PEP)

sasa said...

Great to hear about that light - would improve and protect all our eyesights, whatever age...might need to check that out.
Happy WOYWW...Thanks for sharing and have a great week,
Sarah at 12

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Just KNEW you'd love it. I have something similar and wouldn't be without it. They are fab for colour matching in the small hours.

Happy WOYWW Kath.

Hugs, Sandra

Sarpreet said...

Thank you for sharing. With regards to the daylight lamp, does it generate a lot of heat. Sometimes with other lamp i find it heats the room up. how costly is it for replacement bulbs and are replacement bulbs easy to find?

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

I have one of those too and I agree they're great. Enjoy all the extra hours you'll get now - crafting away till the early hours.
Happy WOYWW
Rebecca(69)xx

Twiglet said...

Have a great day. Happy 2nd anniversary!

Nicky said...

My mum brought me an antique looking daylight lamp so it goes with my desk and like you I love it - thanks for sharing and Happy WOYWW Anniversary

Angie said...

Great to read your review ...I really need something like that ....what model was it? must pop over and take a look

Angelfish said...

Happy WOYWW birthday to you xx

SueH said...

I’m making a special effort to get around everyone as it’s a special week this week.

Glad the light worked out Kath. I have one of their floor standing ones with a magnifier on for my cross stitching and I wouldn’t be without it.

Happy WOYWW 2nd Anniversary and …………….
Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Dragon said...

Yup, I agree, a daylight light does make a difference... what a tidy desk...have a great week
Frankie
xx

Doone said...

My darlingest Mr Doone has inserted daylight bulbs into all my lighting equipment,

Now I hardly ever go to bed..

An dowrkign ian aylight doesn't make you tired wither ( honest)

if I was sleep deprived it would affect my typing surely?

Happy Anniversary Wednesday Kath.

Dx

Artyjen said...

Happy WOYWW!
xoxo Sioux

MvM-design said...

Happy 2nd WOYWW anniversary!
Hugs Marleen :-)

Julia Dunnit said...

Anythhing to help the eyes..colour matching in the evening is a nightmare!! Your workshop box...in the car..blimey, that's small and packed well...how come my huge tote comes home in a mess and jumble...oh never mind..I know really.

Kat said...

I think I used to have a daylight lamp when I did a lot of cross stitch. Don't know what happened to it though. This one looks really neat. Must check out that website. Anything that makes life easier has to be a good thing.

Kat xx

okienurse said...

Still haven't unpacked my tote from Saturday either! It is in the house though cause weather here in Oklahoma is over 90 deg every day this week. Interesting looking lamp. Have fun playing with it. Happy #104-2nd Anniversary of WOYWW Thanks for sharing. Vickie #55

Sue from Oregon said...

So glad you are lovin your new lamp! Lucky girl you are! Glad you also got the "stuff" out of the back of your wheels! Happy 2nd WOYWW anniversary!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Happy 2nd WOYWW Anniversary, Kath and Buddy, love the light too! Shaz in Oz.x

karen said...

Your new light sounds great! Nice to read a review from a "real" person! I do the majority of my crafting at night so I will check them out!
Happy WOYWW 2nd Anniversary!
xoxo
Karen

Tertia said...

I must say I can do with one of those lamps in my craft room!
Happy WOYWW Anniversary.
Sorry I am so late commenting, but Blogger was being very rude.

Geri Centonze said...

Happy WOYWW - loving that Daylight lamp!

Morti said...

Now that sounds like a worthwhile plug, if you'll pardon the pun. And you may just have sold one to me to boot. I have an old daylight lamp with the normal bulb in - generates a lot of heat and is a bit temperamental about where it will remain. Basically it's a PIA. So well done you on this occasion!

Happy WOYWW 104, hun, give Buddy a scratch round the ears from me!

Ohhh Snap said...

Belated happy 104! That lamp sounds wonderful. I have an ott light but I think it is a smaller light and it sure can put out the heat (or I could just be sooo dainty lol). I shall have to look into this :D. TFS!

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