If you have been reading my post for any length of time then you know that I am a bit of a lamp freak. Actually I think of myself more as a light freak since I don't limit my interest in light to electric lamps only.
I have several of these portable lamps and I use them extensively expecially during the winter. My eyes still work pretty good for a geezer but they do require a lot of light.
The bulb is a CFL which I have mixed feelings about. I find that in daily on/off use they don't last any longer than a quality incandescent. They do work well for overnight light such as a porch but only if you don't need a lot of light. They get dimmer and dimmer pretty quick. I use them in the summer because even though they do create heat it is not near as much as an incandescent and in a close space that is important. I have switched out the CFL's for incandescent for the winter. With all of them on I get a nice even heat distribution though out the hovel on wheels. On many days I need no other heat except when it's very cold and in the mornings to knock the chill off.
Now it's time to heat up some of SWMBO's left over homemade potato soup. It's not just food it's pure magic and I don't need teeth.