[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
You get what you pay for, and in this case what you get is a solid, well-made, heavy-weight, first-class desk lamp, NOT a thin, flimsy imitation. They don't say it in the description, but this does have a felt-bottom base. I am using this with a compact size "warm" 60-watt equiv CFL bulb and there is good light output. The effect on my large traditional wood desk is classic. The shade can tilt for more light throw, but if you use a physically larger bulb with the shade tilted back you may find that there will be glare. With the shade parallel to the desk surface there is no problem. I had planned on using a brighter bulb than this, but I'm not sure that it is necessary in my case. I would definitely buy House-of-Troy again.