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Re: Floor piano lamp.
ShiroKuro #3045424 11/13/20 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
What's your definition of "very economical"?

Asking for a friend. wink

As a definition maybe less than 1% of your piano's cost?

But you can generally get these lamps for somewhere between 20 and 40$ depending on what you pick. FWIW I have a 'Trond' brand model on top of my piano which has been very reliable and nice to use - but there are many other brands on Amazon which seem very similar.

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One of my students bought a curved LED lamp that extends over the keyboard area and has been happy. At least one other student purchased the same lamp after seeing the lamp at one of my student performance days.

It looks like it's around $90 on Amazon. I don't own it but have seen it in the two student houses and it does a good job of providing overhead lighting. I even bought one for my parents to increase the ambient light for desk work.

Brighttech LED lamp on Amazon


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Goodloe, I actually considered that lamp, I thought it looked like a nice option. For anyone interested, if you go to that Brighttech Amazon link, click on ratings and then "see all customer images," there are a fair amount of photos of people using the lamp for their pianos, so that should help you decide.

I ended up deciding not to order it because I didn't think I'd like having that bright light there in my eyes if I glanced up (I get migraines and I'm probably more sensitive than most). Also, I like to have piano parties and I figured the light would be in people's eyes. But if your piano room is more for personal use only, it shouldn't be a problem.

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As a definition maybe less than 1% of your piano's cost?

Ah, ok, I would call that economical as well. Although the lamp I ended up buying was more like 0.7% grin


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ShiroKuro #3045740 11/14/20 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
Goodloe, I actually considered that lamp, I thought it looked like a nice option. For anyone interested, if you go to that Brighttech Amazon link, click on ratings and then "see all customer images," there are a fair amount of photos of people using the lamp for their pianos, so that should help you decide.
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The Amazon listing does indicate:

"Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock."

So, I clicked on the Amazon link to "Visit the Brightech Store" for more details on this particular lamp, but Brightech just sent me back to Amazon.

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juliep #3046243 11/15/20 02:38 PM
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I just received and assembled the Cocoweb floor lamp (Amazon price was too good to pass the deal).
2 stars, and asked for replacement already.
As many complain in their reviews, the arm joint screw, no matter how hard I tighten it, fails to prevent the arm from folding down. This would be so easy fix for Cocoweb by making the surfaces rough, or better toothed!
19" shade is not long enough for 4 sheets of music, I would need to place it high which means the arm become short.
The arm and shade can form only straight line, there is no way to adjust the shade to the right or to the left, which means there is no flexibility on the lamp placement - only exactly aside of keys.

I tried their grand lamp few months ago, and it also suffered from obvious design flaws - it was not tall enough, and had very badly designed clamp.
I can't understand why there is still no good piano lamp around, and the best option is still a general purpose desk lamp.
I am considering building my own design using under cabinet LED strips.

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juliep #3046551 11/16/20 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by juliep
Hi there !
I’m looking for a standing floor lamp for my Yamaha b3e upright .
The house is quite modern so looking for something modern to fit in .
It’s a bit of a minefield out there , some lamps have reviews that the light doesn’t reach sufficiently to the music or that lamps aren’t tall enough.
I’ve had very good piano advice from here before, so reaching out to this site again for recommendations from pianists .

Happy piano playing everyone !!
it’s saved my sanity in lockdown !

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Julie Mckenzie
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I curious why you and others here decide on a floor lamp instead of a piano lamp that sits on the top and illuminates from there? They also can be dimmable LED CR95 types and have the advantage that they are less likely to be knocked over and damage your precious instrument.
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Originally Posted by Beemer
I curious why you and others here decide on a floor lamp instead of a piano lamp that sits on the top and illuminates from there? They also can be dimmable LED CR95 types and have the advantage that they are less likely to be knocked over and damage your precious instrument.Ian
For me, it's purely aesthetic. I don't like how those lights that attach to the top of the music desk of a grand look even though they would be far less expensive and probably do a better job of illuminating the music. For an upright, I think the lamps that sit on the top of the case look fine.

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I curious why you and others here decide on a floor lamp instead of a piano lamp that sits on the top and illuminates from there? They also can be dimmable LED CR95 types and have the advantage that they are less likely to be knocked over and damage your precious instrument.Ian
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me, it's purely aesthetic. I don't like how those lights that attach to the top of the music desk of a grand look even though they would be far less expensive and probably do a better job of illuminating the music. For an upright, I think the lamps that sit on the top of the case look fine.

Nor do I like those so-called piano lamps that sit on the side of the music desk on a grand. They always seem to be in the way, they give side lighting instead of top lighting and they take up much-needed space. But it's often a compromise; one have to find what works even if the solution is not ideal.

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juliep #3046670 11/16/20 03:32 PM
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I am one of the very, very few who actually closes her piano completely when not playing it. And I do mean completely, so a lamp would have to be moved on and off all the time. Less than ideal.


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juliep #3047010 11/17/20 07:23 PM
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I had a Koncept and it never worked properly. Their customer service blamed me and my house and any number of other things that they were not interested in supporting.

I did like the look of it, just not the light that came out of it.


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