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|TASK LIGHT 4
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Stylish traditional adjustable desk lamp.
|MATERIALS: Name suitable materials for the manufacture the task light shown above. Explain your selection.|
|This task light has a heavy cast aluminium base which adds to the stability of the light. The pine arms are lightweight and completely recyclable, an ideal choice for this task light. The oxide blackened wingnuts, allow for easy adjustment and the finish prevents corrosion. The black oxide finish is also quite an attractive feature. Lightweight, thin gauge aluminium sheet has been used for the ‘shade’. It is completely recyclable and has been spun into a shape that focusses the light, on a specific area.|
|STRENGTH AND STABILITY: Does the task light unit look strong and stable? Is it likely to last many years / decades? Explain your answer.
|The light will be stable because of its heavy cast aluminium base. The adjustment may be easy but the wingnuts may not hold the right in position, unless they are throughly tightened. The choice of quality materials means that the product should last for many years.|
|AESTHETICS AND STYLE: What do think of the way the task light looks?|
|The style is modernist, with an environmental twist. The materials are fully recyclable and they have been machined to a high standard. The aluminium base and pine arms compliment each other. This is an appealing design, for any home or office. The ‘colours’ of the natural wood and machined aluminium, are attractive features.|
|FUNCTIONALITY: What do you think of the functionality of the task light?|
|The light functions well, as it can be adjusted into a variety of positions. The wingnuts are possibly a weak point, as they may allow the joints to move, if not fully tightened. The shade also has limited adjustment, although care must be taken if the light is on, as the shade will soon heat up.|
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