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Pair of Chrome Touch Table Lamps £7.99 @ Argos (rrp £14.99
Pair of Chrome Touch Table Lamps £7.99 @ Argos (rrp £14.99

Pair of Chrome Touch Table Lamps £7.99 @ Argos (rrp £14.99

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Description
* Chrome finish base with black fabric shade.
* Size H35cm.
* Diameter 16cm.
* 4-step touch sensor switch.
* Suitable for use with low energy bulbs, max 7 watts.

30 Comments

Original Poster

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We have these lamps in brown very nice lamps...x Have also got matching ceiling lampshades x

Good find, thanks

Nice lamps but found they don't work very well with 7W low energy bulbs as described. The light tends to flicker and the dimming fuction doesn't work. They are fine with 40W filament lamps though.

Picked some of these up yesterday and very pleased.

Got some bulbs from Asda 8w low energy spiral shape = 40w normal,very happy with them and they are only 40p each,same in Wilko were over £2.

urbans01

...and the dimming fuction doesn't work.



...I was always under the impression that low energy bulbs aren't suitable for any kind of dimming system.

we havent got the low energy ones and TBH the amount of time lamps are on (if used in bedroom) I think it'll make little difference.

thriftyshopper

Picked some of these up yesterday and very pleased.Got some bulbs from … Picked some of these up yesterday and very pleased.Got some bulbs from Asda 8w low energy spiral shape = 40w normal,very happy with them and they are only 40p each,same in Wilko were over £2.



That'll be handy for a max of 7W. Let's hope the control circuitry doesn't overheat and burn the house down!

Got these at home, look the part and do the job, what more you want?

just be sure you order the right colour, thought i was getting brown but got black....didn't matter to much so wasn't too fussed.

Banned

Do these shades give off a tint of colour?

We got these at full price and still think they are a bargain - very nice and work fine with low energy bulbs..although the dimming is not quite as effective as with normal bulbs. Shades are lined, so don't give off any colour.

i have had these and when the bulbs blow (normal bulbs) it blows the whole lot and will not work again regardless of fuse change. only had them 4 months but no receipt so they wont take them back. i wish i hadn't bothered and that somone would tell me they break easily.

mrsv05, buy them again and return the faulty one?

xenept

mrsv05, buy them again and return the faulty one?



Jeez, no wonder I end up having to return so many things to Argos when there are people like you around!!

these are brilliant, had some for years, much better than finding a switch on a bedside table lamp

Caz42

Jeez, no wonder I end up having to return so many things to Argos when … Jeez, no wonder I end up having to return so many things to Argos when there are people like you around!!



We had to return a tv / dvd combo because we found a dvd jammed in the player,they had just re-sealed the box an put it back for re-sale.

nihcaj

That'll be handy for a max of 7W. Let's hope the control circuitry … That'll be handy for a max of 7W. Let's hope the control circuitry doesn't overheat and burn the house down!

It will not overheat with an 8W instead of a 7W bulb. In fact, it'll not overheat with a 40W conventional bulb. I don't think anyone's ever made a lamp dimmer so puny it can't handle a 40W bulb! (But note comments about failing when the bulb blows and momentarily becomes a short circuit.)
Edited by: "pibpob" 14th Jan 2011

pibpob

It will not overheat with an 8W instead of a 7W bulb. In fact, it'll not … It will not overheat with an 8W instead of a 7W bulb. In fact, it'll not overheat with a 40W conventional bulb. I don't think anyone's ever made a lamp dimmer so puny it can't handle a 40W bulb! (But note comments about failing when the bulb blows and momentarily becomes a short circuit.)



Oh that's why it says max 7w then? I see.

I love the experts on this site, they know so much more than anyone else.

just reserved a set! lampshades look pretty crap in photo so hopefully from all the reviews theyre better in person!
cheaper than the lamp i wanted but if i dont like ill just take them back

mrsv05

i have had these and when the bulbs blow (normal bulbs) it blows the … i have had these and when the bulbs blow (normal bulbs) it blows the whole lot and will not work again regardless of fuse change. only had them 4 months but no receipt so they wont take them back. i wish i hadn't bothered and that somone would tell me they break easily.



my bulb blew the first time I put it in one of the lamps....just put a new bulb in and worked fine second time, I just assumed it was a dodgy bulb. sorry to hear about yours not working at all after

nihcaj

That'll be handy for a max of 7W. Let's hope the control circuitry … That'll be handy for a max of 7W. Let's hope the control circuitry doesn't overheat and burn the house down!


I bought because it said equivalent of 40w,which I believed to be the max to put through circuit of lamp,will ask my son as he's a qualified electrician.

I have this amd they look great and work well. I should probably take the 40 watt bulbs out of them though considering what I've been reading.

Only thing better than the experts is those that just love to be sarcastic. They're really really helpful and never make useless comments.

nihcaj

Oh that's why it says max 7w then? I see.I love the experts on this site, … Oh that's why it says max 7w then? I see.I love the experts on this site, they know so much more than anyone else.

No need to be like that - I'm usually very impressed with your postings.

Consider that the whole listing was written by an idiot because it implies you can dim a standard low-energy bulb which you can't. My guess is that the rating is really 40W, which will be that of the shade with the heat dissipation of a standard bulb. All they have done is naively substituted that for a low-energy equivalent without having a clue.
Edited by: "pibpob" 14th Jan 2011

we bought these in blackcurrent and they went straight back not worth it..... you think its a good deal till you get them home plug them in and have a low buzzing noise very poor quality and sales person who refundded us at customer service in argos agreed.

isbrianoo

we bought these in blackcurrent and they went straight back not worth … we bought these in blackcurrent and they went straight back not worth it..... you think its a good deal till you get them home plug them in and have a low buzzing noise very poor quality and sales person who refundded us at customer service in argos agreed.



Yeah especially if they are for the bedroom the neighbours might get the wrong idea! ( bzzzzzz ) oO

terrible lamps,i been through 3 sets to date and 4th set going back tomorrow.complete rubbish guarenteed to break before a year

pibpob

No need to be like that - I'm usually very impressed with your … No need to be like that - I'm usually very impressed with your postings.Consider that the whole listing was written by an idiot because it implies you can dim a standard low-energy bulb which you can't. My guess is that the rating is really 40W, which will be that of the shade with the heat dissipation of a standard bulb. All they have done is naively substituted that for a low-energy equivalent without having a clue.



Your guessing is flawed.
The dimming circuitry for fluorescent lamps is indeed not the same as the older type for just filament lamps.
One feature of fluorescent bulbs is they draw a high start up current, so lighting up the different types of bulb isn't directly comparable.

What reason do people think manufacturers have for putting ratings on equipment for, then proceed to totally ignore them? Then they go further and try to ridicule those of us who DO know better! Odds on it won't burn the house down, but it might, and in any case running gear above rated levels is more likely to lead to premature failure, so at best it's probably going to clap out sooner, and seeing 7w fluorescent lamps are commonplace, why overload it?
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