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I have a Troy floor standing arm lamp with 60W T10 bulb. I inquired with Troy about their LED model, it doesn't have a replaceable LED bulb. They seem to expect you to order a new lamp when the bulb burns out. I decided to wait until my T10 bulb burns out, before replacing it with a LED bulb.
Originally Posted by eighty80eights8s
OP here, thanks for all the suggestions. Those who have suggested the LED lamps, they seem pricey. Some are $300+. I'm not clear on whether the bulbs are replaceable. My understanding is that LED bulbs are supposed to have 50K to 100K of hours usage. I have the Mighty Bright which appears to have dimmed after having it for 2 years, not even close to the time usage rating. I would hate to spend several hundred dollars only to have to spend it again because I couldn't replace an inexpensive bulb! Do these more expensive lamps have replaceable bulbs or do you throw the baby out with the bath water?
There are some digital piano lamps that have a small footprint. If they have a fairly large, rolled metal shade like my ancient grand piano lamp, they will accept compact fluorescent tubular and some LED bulbs (a number of bulbs that will fit the shade have a candelabra base and will need a standard socket adapter).
Concert Design has several music lamps with halogen bulbs.
I just purchased a Koncept lamp for my piano, and I love it. It's pretty stylish, has a warm LED lamp head which can pivot up/down and forward/back. It has a cantilevered arm, too, to lower or raise the lamp head. What's cool about it is that as the lamp is raised or lowered, the lamp keeps its orientation (if it's parallel to the ground, it stays this way). It's pricey (I bought one of the nicer finishes from Restoration Hardware Modern - rhmodern.com), but they have other finishes for lower prices (Silver, Matte Black). RH has Bronze, Antique Brass and Polished Chrome for a higher price. I did pick up my Antique Brass Lamp for $100 off during their recent sale, so I would hold out for another one of those. It also has a sliding touch-sensor for a dimmer, and you can get an optional attachment that will automatically shut it off if there is no nearby movement.
So far, I am in love with this lamp. For the record - the Koncept Z-Bar lamp (already mentioned) was my other finalist.
Lamp from RH website:
Lamp on my piano:
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It sits behind the music stand and the gooseneck is very flexible. It is very sturdy and casts a strong white light.
Hi, I think i've had your same k&m gooseneck lamp shipped for Christmas. It was a quite sturdy and beautiful lamp in itself, but i couldn't stand its uber-white light on a piano, looked harsher than a neon tube, quite uninspiring. I had to return it.
At the moment i'm using an old Ikea office lamp. Still searching for a proper brass piano lamp, this time with halogen bulbs, so i don't have surprises with the light's colour.
At 62 I have some cataracts (probably will eventually get surgery but holding out for now) that makes my sight reading practice a real challenge. So I need things as bright as possible. Daytime outdoors works best...
I have an older, one bulb version of that Troy lamp that I bring on gigs for my Manhasset music stand with the digital piano. Works great .
You might could find a desk lamp that would fit behind the music rack (realizing 3.5 inches might be a little tight, though). Below is a thread on this topic from the recent past... Mine is the Baldwin with the florescent desk lamp... Just an idea.