Not the usual sort of thing I post. I gracefully and cleverly stepped on my $10 cheap-o magnifying lamp that I set down "over there" for "just a moment" a couple days ago. That is I set it there for "just a moment" a couple days ago and then stepped on it days (not moments) later.
I have been scouting for one of decent quality without an outrageous price tag and stumbled across this one at Staples for $60. I had a 20% off coupon so the sting wasn't too bad for the quality of the fixture. The parts that were plastic on my cheap-o are metal on this one.
Very handy for my post-youth eyeballs when doing detail work now and again. I hate getting farther along on a project and realizing I've missed some tool marks or grit scratch on a showy piece of end-grain. And no, that's not the box-swap box The base is just a scrap of wood (as you can tell by the old nail holes) thick enough to keep the lamp's peg from scratching the workbench top with a dog-hole sized dowel glued into it. All in all, nice and bright, good color, good focal point (for me) and moves about easily.