明基 (BenQ) PianoLight钢琴灯 初体验
上一任钢琴灯 / My Previous Piano Lamp
从2010年开始，陪伴我练琴的始终是在宜家购买的 福尔玛 工作灯 白色￥149.00，现已停产。
Since 2010, the IKEA FORMAT Work Lamp, white, had been on my piano. Sadly it has been discontinued.
The bulb is okay in terms of its brightness, CRI and color temperature. But whilst I was reading the score, the design of the fixture always made me suffer from the bulb's harsh glow; and I ended up staring at the keyboard instead. This is a rather detrimental habit whilst practicing any instrument, as relying too much on our memory can make us carry the errors even further without noticing them.
I was deeply aware that my wardrobes have been overstuffed with old lamps. But I couldn't stand the FORMAT lamp anymore and therefore decided to ditch it.
入手 / Purchasing
So here's the link to the product. Do please read through this article (and others' reviews) before you decide!
So I looked onto TaoBao and compared a wide range of models of various brands. It turned out that this particular one was almost certainly best at its optical design whilst others couldn't avoid the glare problem aforementioned. I had no choice other than to buy one at such a ridiculous cost!
开包 / Unpacking
投用 / Application
功能介绍 / Overview of Functions
Dimmable in 15 steps; color temperature adjustable from cool daylight to warm white, in 6 steps.
With the motion sensor activated, the lamp comes on when the sensor detects any motion, and turns off after 30 minutes of inactivity. Please note though, when the indicator is flashing, the sensor stops working for a while to prevent unwanted triggering.
With the light sensor activated, the lamp adjusts its brightness based on the light intensity of the environment. This does not alter the color temperature.
特写 / Close-Up Views
优点 / Merits
Orientation, color temperature and brightness are adjustable.
The botton of the base has such a design that resists the lamp from resonating with the piano.
Modern and generous look.
The transformer may be separated from the lamp, which makes replacement easier, in case the transformer becomes faulty.
缺点 / Disadvantages
The metal part of the casing, when touched, delivers a very slight electric shock of no more than 12V which is still safe to humans.
Under minimum brightness, the luminous intensity remains a bit too high.
The light is almost completely focused upon the score and the keyboard but misses the surroundings out. Extra lighting may be required to illuminate the surroundings.
Hardly applicable for other purposes and not suitable for grand pianos.
The lamp even memorizes its on/off status when unplugged. Therefore, in the case of power outage, to prevent the lamp from turning on when the power comes back, unplugging may be required.
On standby the lamp consumes approximately 0.3 watts.