Reading or working in lowlight settings isn’t particularly good for your eyes. This doesn’t mean you need to go out and get an oversized power hungry desk lamp. LED technology has come a long way in both price and quality. I recently got my hands on a dimmable LED lamp that not only sips power (just 7-watts) but also is bright and glare-free. I didn’t know what I was missing. Read on for my review of the OxyLED T120 Dimmable Eye-Care LED Desk Lamp ($59.99).
OxyLED T120 Dimmable Eye-Care LED Desk Lamp Review
Let me start off by saying that I am a bit of an LED junky. I love that LED’s super efficient and save money compared to CFL’s or ordinary incandescent lightbulbs. That efficiency also means the bulbs don’t get scorching hot, in fact they barely get warm. Cool, huh? Ok, ok, enough of that.
The OxyLED T120 LED Desk Lamp feels like a quality product. The packaging looks great and isn’t wasteful. Inside you get the T120 LED desk lamp, instruction manual, warranty card, and the wall power adapter. The LED lamp looks good on most desks and is a mix of matte and shiny black materials. The base has foam pads on the bottom and is weighted properly so it doesn’t feel tippy. The flexible arm is coated in soft rubber and is easy to adjust for typical uses.
Once I unpacked the T120 LED lamp I quickly plugged the power adapter into the wall and the back of the lamp. No time to waster here. There are no traditional tactile feedback style buttons here. The controls are touch sensitive, like the older iPod’s. Pretty cool. To turn the T12o on/off or cycle between the cool bright white (5,000k) or the warmer yellowed hue (3,000k) you simply tap the center button. There are six brightness levels that are controlled via a circle dial around the center button. You can either pick your level by taping the corresponding dot or by running your finger around the dial.
The LED lighting is crystal clear at any brightness level and doesn’t create any harsh glares or ghosting due to a built-in defuser. The light is also sharp, for lack of a better term, and there is no flickering. Great for reading.
“OxyLED T100/T120 are built for reading purposes and desk work. If you’re struggling from periodic eye strain and stress, and the concept of an LED desk lamp or lighting solution makes you a little nervous, you might want to consider OxyLED T100/T120. This series of lamps are designed to mitigate eye strain as much as possible.”
For me, it all comes down to this question, ‘would I buy this product again or refer it to a friend?”. The answer is yes. The OxyLED T120 LED Desk Lamp is a keeper.