Adesso’s Reach Lamp – Review & Giveaway!

I love it when a company approaches me and says that, not only do they want me to write about their product, but they believe in it so much they want to send me one to review.

That’s what Adesso did recently with their new Reach LED desk lamp. And you know what? I’m glad they did, because this lamp is kinda sweet!

One of the first things I noticed about the Reach desk lamp when I took it out of the box was the weight. While not overly heavy, the lamp has a nice solid feel. There is nothing flimsy about it. Once I unwrapped it from its packaging material, and started to play with the positioning, I could feel the smooth movements of all the joints, and I got a little silly seeing how contorted I could make it. Hey, some people play with their food, I play with my lighting. What can I say.

Of course the most important feature in any desk lamp is the light quality itself, and here’s where the Reach really goes all out. Using a 7.2 W LED, covered by a magnifier shield, this lamp emits a really nice, wide beam of bright light. By rotating the shade arm, it’s possible to cast the light anywhere from the top of the desk, to the ceiling above, meaning this lamp can be used for task or ambient light. I love the flexibility that gives it – both literally and figuratively.

Adesso’s Chairman Lee Schaak (a.k.a. “The Lamp Dude”) says, “These lamps give people the brightness they need with the energy efficiency they want.” And efficient they are, using less than a third of the electricity needed for a comparable fluorescent fixture. Another benefit is that they’re cool to the touch, meaning they are much safer and more comfortable to be around, especially compared to those halogen task lamps you see everywhere.

All in all, I’m really impressed with the quality, style, and usability of this lamp.  Can’t wait to see what LED lighting Adesso comes up with next.  They are certainly off to a great start!


So I’m really pleased to say, that thanks to the folks at Adesso, not only am I writing to tell you about this great lamp but I actually have one to give away (in the steel color above) to a lucky reader in the U.S.! All you need to do is leave a comment below telling me where you plan to use it. Would it be for the workplace, your home office, for a reading lamp, or some other kind of task? You can post your comment anytime before midnight Saturday, April 9th, for a chance to enter.  Randomly chosen winner to be announced next Monday.  Good luck everyone!

15 Responses to “Adesso’s Reach Lamp – Review & Giveaway!”

  1. MurrayS Says:

    Cool! I could use it for my home office!

  2. Sandra Johansson Says:

    We have a 650 sf room that functions as family room, dining room and home office all in one. There is not a single built-in light fixture. The decor is modern, and this lamp looks like the perfect find to provide lighting for our black Ethan Allen table desk. And the stainless steel looks like it will coordinate nicely with the MacBook Pro, a bonus.

    Nick needs better light for those late night paper-grading sessions! Rachel, thanks for the tip and the opportunity. Sandy J.

  3. Josee Brunet Says:

    I actually would give this beautiful lamp to my friend Sonya who knits and knits and knits all the time! I want her to be able to see me even when we both turn 90!!!

  4. Beth Says:

    Karen’s new playroom will need a desk lamp when it is finished. The silver finish will go nicely with the pumpkin orange she picked out.

  5. DavidS Says:

    Wow — if I had a wonderful lamp like that, I could write a blog post talking about the wonderful blog I got it from and the wonderful person who writes that blog.

    Just sayin’.

  6. Steve Cowell Says:

    We would totally use that for our home office that my wife and I are currently redoing. It would be a perfect fit for the look we are going for (i.e. DIY plywood desk, magnetic wall board, yellow hanging lamps, light blue colored wall). My wife is a wedding planner and I am a photographer so we are always at our desk working, hence the need for a good light.

  7. Gretchen Says:

    I live in Vermont and it was a very long winter without getting to ski due to my 60+ hour work week. So I would use the light to rejuvinate my soul and give me inspiration for my new business I am starting.

  8. Vivian Elise Infantino Says:

    As a makeup artist who often works on location and in varying lighting conditions, I think I’d pack it up in a lovely Stradivarius violin case and carry it with me wherever I go to make people beautiful (“more” themselves)! Why not carry “more” beauty and light with you?!

  9. Green Bag Lady Says:

    Oh, awesome! Pick me!

    My husbands desk is SO dark and he loves modern items, especially swedish design. I think he would love this and it would be a great Father’s Day gift for him!

    Thanks Rachel!


  10. Wendy Fisher Says:

    I’d use it in my new sewing area where I will make more Green Lady grocery bags, and more!!
    Thanks, Wendy

  11. Morgan Says:

    Definitely for my home office – the last one died over a year ago and hasn’t been replaced.

  12. Cathy Tapey Says:

    I would use the light in my new sewing/craft room.

  13. Janet Says:

    Love the design; I think it would help me see better when I am closing tons of jumprings and stringing those itsy bitsy stones. Great giveaway. Thanks.

  14. Gabriela Murphy Says:

    Definitely these are looking too nice for office purposes . Nice creation here.


  15. Sam Chen Says:

    looks like a copy of a lamp that Tensor lighting made a few years ago

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