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Type 1228 Desk Lamp
Anglepoise & Sir Kennith Grange
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Desk Lamp - Mid Green: $285
Desk Lamp - Ice White: $285
Desk Lamp - Granite Grey: $285
Desk Lamp - Daffodil Yellow: $285
Desk Clamp - Mid Green: $310
Desk Clamp - Ice White: $310
Desk Clamp - Granite Grey: $310
Desk Clamp - Daffodil Yellow: $310
Desk Insert - Mid Green: $300
Desk Insert - Ice White: $300
Desk Insert - Granite Grey: $300
Desk Insert - Daffodil Yellow: $300
$285 - $310
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Color it vogue. A array of bold hues gives the Type 1228 Desk Lamp a fashionable verve. Designed by Sir Kenneth Grange in 2004, the Type 1228 might have a playful air but it offers all the renowned Anglepoise functionality. This stylish update on the original spring tension lamp features aluminum arms with chrome fittings and a weighty cast-iron base also clad in aluminum. Rotate the vibrant polypropylene shade to focus light where needed or tilt it away for a warm ambient glow.

  • Shade: 7" h x 6.75" dia (18x17cm)
  • Max reach from base to shade: 26" h (66 cm)
  • Desk Lamp Base: 8" dia (20cm)
  • Desk Clamp Base: 3.25" dia x 3.5" d (8x9cm)
  • Desk Insert: 1.25" h x 2.5" dia (3x6cm)
  • Cable: 106.25" l (270cm)
  • Anglepoise® constant tension spring technology
  • Twin layer colored resin shade, Aluminum arms, Chrome plated bridle and fittings, Cast iron base with aluminum cover
  • Branded box
  • Voltage 110/120V, 50/60Hz
  • E26 lamp holder
  • Supplied with 13W E26 CFL bulb
  • Permitted Bulb: 15W Max
  • Note: Bulb weight critical for balance. Approximate bulb weight 25-60g
  • Shade mounted switch
  • Plug: 2-blade US plug to NEMA 1-15

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Here’s the unlikely tale of how an iconic British design literally "sprung" from an amateur inventor’s workshop. More than 70 years ago, automotive engineer George Carwardine, tinkering with constant-tension metal springs developed by the French firm Terry’s, found they could be moved in any direction but then “stayed put.” He didn’t find an application for cars but envisioned a task lamp based on the mechanics of the human arm. Notably, he added a shade to focus the light which meant that it used less electricity than usual at the time. 

With patent in hand in 1934, George debuted the first Anglepoise at the British Industries Fair. Since then, his original model 1227 and succeeding variations have proved timeless to generations of students, artists and professionals. Anglepoise lamps were produced for World War II bombers, celebrated in a Royal Mail stamp and have inspired tributes from musicians, artists and writers. With new energy-saving strides, the Anglepoise remains true to its defining minimalist design and efficiency.