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Re: Suggestions for piano lamp [Re: eighty80eights8s] #2506040
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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?

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Re: Suggestions for piano lamp [Re: eighty80eights8s] #2506053
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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).

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Concert Design has several music lamps with halogen bulbs.

www.concertdesign.com


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Re: Suggestions for piano lamp [Re: WhoDwaldi] #2506262
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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. smile

Lamp from RH website:
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Lamp on my piano:
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Re: Suggestions for piano lamp [Re: eighty80eights8s] #2506784
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I have an LED light from the German company K&M, but I don't know whether they are available in the US.

http://produkte.k-m.de/en/Music-stands/Lights/12297-LED-piano-lamp-black

It sits behind the music stand and the gooseneck is very flexible. It is very sturdy and casts a strong white light.

madgman

Re: Suggestions for piano lamp [Re: madgman] #2511688
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Originally Posted by madgman
I have an LED light from the German company K&M, but I don't know whether they are available in the US.

http://produkte.k-m.de/en/Music-stands/Lights/12297-LED-piano-lamp-black

It sits behind the music stand and the gooseneck is very flexible. It is very sturdy and casts a strong white light.

madgman


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.


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Re: Suggestions for piano lamp [Re: eighty80eights8s] #2511720
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I was told that a warmer light would have the effect of inducing sleepiness and that for concentration, such as reading or piano, a cool light is preferred.

Re: Suggestions for piano lamp [Re: eighty80eights8s] #2511749
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Blue light is supposed to be best to encourage concentration.


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Re: Suggestions for piano lamp [Re: eighty80eights8s] #2511781
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Do you have an upright, Philip, and that's why you only have a few inches of space? Have you considered a wall-mounted option?


Re: Suggestions for piano lamp [Re: WhoDwaldi] #2511829
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Originally Posted by WhoDwaldi
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Concert Design has several music lamps with halogen bulbs.

www.concertdesign.com


I have the House of Troy version of that light. They told me it was their most powerful and brightest lamp.
http://www.houseoftroy.com/products...amily=Grand+Piano+Lamps&ItemNum=GP14

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... laugh

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 .


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Re: Suggestions for piano lamp [Re: eighty80eights8s] #2511973
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I have a Koncept Z-bar LED lamp (warm light) and I love it. Pricey, yes, but it really gets the job done.


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Re: Suggestions for piano lamp [Re: eighty80eights8s] #2511981
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http://www.ikea.com/nl/nl/catalog/products/30260402/

I screwed it on a shelf above my upright.

Re: Suggestions for piano lamp [Re: eighty80eights8s] #2512633
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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.



http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/2392088/Searchpage/1/Main/157814/Words/Piano+Practice/Search/true/Re:_Lamps_for_grand_piano_(pic.html#Post2392088





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Re: Suggestions for piano lamp [Re: Piano Practice] #2512725
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A piano lamp, what's that? Years ago all that was required was a candelabra:



See? LOL!!

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Re: Suggestions for piano lamp [Re: eighty80eights8s] #2512926
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Thoses ears or shelves that extend over the keyboard when a grand piano desk is pulled toward the player were originally for candle sticks. So, all you need is two candles. 😀


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