More on this lamp

So, here are the instructions on how to “Assemble and Install” a simple desk lamp. Some items to note that I hadn’t noted before –

If you don’t unplug or turn the lamp off when a light has burnt out, you’re creating a fire hazard apparently.
This lamp may or may not actually be up to electrical code. I mean, why else would they advise you to consult local codes?
By combining the direction-selection abilities of the gooseneck and finding the perfect need location, your eyes will probably thank you.
You can too touch the lamp shade when the lamp is on – provided you’re using a fluorescent bulb, which (and I just tested this) you can actuallly touch while it is lit and not immediately burn your fingers.

Actually, there is one bit of common sense on this paper – don’t put in a bulb that has a higher wattage than the label says is the maximum. I wonder how large a 60-watt fluorescent bulb would be considering that a 13-watt bulb is about as big as a 60-watt incandescent bulb is…and yes, I hear someone saying just a shade under 5 times as large as the current one 😉

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  1. “Put the lamp on your need location.” That reminds me, I need to get a couple new need locations for the bedroom…

    I love translations. Especially bad ones. Thanks!

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