REVIEW – Where is your favorite spot to read? Mine is on the couch. I typically read on my phone or a dedicated eReader device. But I also read actual physical books and when I do, I need light and a lot of it because I have scars on my cornea from a condition called Corneal Dystrophy. Most of the time, I don’t notice it, but if I’m trying to read in a dimly lit area, I have a hard time seeing. That’s why I was happy to accept the offer to review the BenQ e-Reading LED floor lamp when it came up. I’m already familiar with the BenQ WiT e-Reading LED desk lamp which I reviewed over 6 years ago and am still using on a regular basis. So let’s check out the floor lamp version of this modern lamp.
What is it?
The BenQ e-Reading LED floor lamp is exactly what the name implies, a standing floor lamp with LEDs instead of incandescent bulbs.
What’s in the box?
- BenQ e-Reading LED lamp head
- Floor stand and base
- Assembly hardware / tools
Some assembly required
Assembling the BenQ e-Reading LED floor lamp takes just a couple of minutes and you won’t even have to go looking for tools because an Allen wrench is all you need and one is included in the box.
All you need to do is attach the stand to the base with the included hardware.
Here you can see all the supports on the bottom of the weighted base.
Tighten up the screw and…
Have your cat supervisor do a quick inspection, and you’re almost done.
The last step is to position the lamp on the post.
The lamp has a nylon sleeve so that it has smooth action when you want to turn the lamp head from side to side.
With the BenQ e-Reading LED floor lamp head sitting on the post, you just need to tighten the set screw to secure it.
You can then use the clip to secure the power cord to the stand. You only get one clip though. I wish at least two were included.
The power cord has two parts. The cord itself and the AC adapter.
Design and features
The BenQ e-Reading LED floor lamp looks like the big brother of the desk version of the lamp.
Just like the desktop version, the BenQ e-Reading LED floor lamp is heavily adjustable as far as the angle of the lamp head.
You can unfold the stand to position the light.
In the image above, I have it fully extended to as high as 55.5″ tall.
The lamp head has a ball socket attachment to the stand so it can easily swivel as needed the curved shape provides a wide beam of 35 inch beam of light.
The BenQ e-Reading LED floor lamp has two controls. There’s the touch ring on the end that turns the lamp on and off with a tap of your finger.
Then there’s the knob on top that allows you to change the intensity and the temperature of the light from cool (blue) to warm (yellow) light. The lamp also has an ambient brightness sensor that will dynamically adjust to the brightness level for a comfortable work/reading environment.
See it in action
You’ll notice that it sometimes takes more than one tap for the lamp to turn on or off. That’s due to my dry fingertips. I always had problems with the fingerprint sensors on phones too.
What I like
- Can convert to a desk lamp with a desk base and/or C clamp (optional accessories)
- Height and angle adjustments
- Touch control
- Color temp adjustments
What I’d change
The BenQ e-Reading LED floor lamp is a high-quality floor lamp that can be converted into a desk lamp if you buy the version from BenQ that includes both bases. It’s easy to set up, easy to use and provides a wide beam of light for reading on the couch or working at your desk. Yes, it’s expensive, but I’ve had the desk lamp version for years and it’s still going strong and I have no doubts that the floor lamp version will last for many years to come.