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    I bought this desk light for turntable duty. 48 bright white leds, and dimmable by pressing in the on.off button (took a while to figure that one out!).

    Base made of glass, available in a variety of colourways. Only down side I have found is it is susceptible to static discharge. I had to polish a disc after limonene cleaning, and when I took the LP off after playing (and sounding good!) a static discharge blew the lamp out. And that was repeated for the next disc! however, the light survived!

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    17 whole pounds and a US plug! Good light though for stylus inspections.

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    you get an adapter, too! Easy to fit a proper mains plug, or even an audiophile one! Good light for seeing fluff as well...
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    I thought US was a different voltage. Is it normally as simple as changing the plug or is this lamp 240V?

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    it says 110/240v, and it certainly works from 240v, which suggests its more than just a transformer, maybe even a SMPS? I like it, pure white light, only down side is that the strobe doesn't work! Maybe if they set it up for 50Hz working, they could sell it as an audiophile light!
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    Yes, lol, good find Bryan.

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    I use one of these from Ikea.

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    quelle catastrophe! Yesterday my lovely lamp blew up! I was sitting at the computer about 9 feet (3m) away) from the thing when there was a loud bang, and a smell of burning plastic. Took out the whole socket ring of the house. Had a look at the power supply today, and it is/was an smps, as I first assumed. The main controller chip has a big hole in it, and there are tell-tale sooty spots on the pcb and a few components. So I tried to order a new 10 volt half amp p/s today, only to find most of them are really 9 volts. Don't know if a 9 volter would do, so I eventually tracked down a 10 volt 10VA smps unit.

    I miss my lamp, it is so helpful in showing up dirt/dust on second owned discs.
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    tried the new power supply, without any luck, so more than the p/s has gone t*ts up. I took out the strip of leds (SMD's) and it may be possible to jury rig what is left, although I suspect the dimmer circuit (pwm by the look of it) is probably goosed too.

    Its too good (and useful) for it to join the other junk in the drey!
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