Whenever I hear the brand name BenQ I immediately think of Monitors and Mobile Phones, but I didn’t realise they also manufactured gaming equipment, projectors and household items like cameras and lamps. Having BenQ monitors previously I know how well regarded they are in their field for longevity and design, but apart from that, I was clueless. Until they contacted me, asking me to review one of their lamps.
A few days later, a box the size of my sofa side turned up and when we unpacked it and were quite surprised to see something so chic. The WiT lamp doesn’t look like any regular lamp I’ve used before, and reading the booklet on it, it’s suitable for Designers, Engineers, Architects, Gaming and for light when you use your tablet or monitor on your desktop computer.
As a lover of craft, my downtime consists of making cards, or paper crafting so I like to be able to see items close up especially if I am blending items to use on cards. I need bright, clean light. Since the lighting in our living room features ceiling LED, it makes it a little more difficult to craft. It’s worse if you have a glossy tilting table which encourages light reflection. The light bounces straight back in your face (especially using a bright white card), but this lamp not only has a wide enough beam to cover my table completely (it’s too big to have a permanent placement on it, but a more substantial desk or larger area would be a perfect position).
The head of the lamp is convex, and sensitive to touch and includes a feature called “Eye-care Mode”. Just nudge any part of your body on the metal ring, and it will turn on, dimmer and turn off. If you hold the metal ring for 2 seconds when the lamp is on, Eye Care Mode will switch on and protects you from the stark brightness. There is a button on top for you to change the intensity of the light too. Turn it anti-clockwise, and the lamp will dim, turn it clockwise the lamp it will brighten (this will also set the bulb on and off). There are several intensities from Bright White to a Warm White depending on your mood or circumstance.
The adjustable angle of the lamp makes it ideal for smaller desks and smaller areas. My table is around 4 feet long, yet the light takes up 12 inches of space. With the lamp hanging over the laptop, it gives me the full view of my keyboard without backlight. Handy out in the garden over the Summer when the nights start to draw in, but the hour is still early.
It’s a beautiful lamp, albeit a little heavy for me to carry about since the pedestal base is very heavy indeed. Overall it’s well worth the money since it’s very well manufactured and comes from a very well known name in electronics. Aesthetically lovely, with talking point class.