At A Glance: The Brazo is the flagship Task Lamp of Pablo Designs, a firm that prides itself on creating the most innovative, user-friendly lighting devices available. "Brazo" is Spanish for "arm," and the arm of the Brazo Lamp can be rotated 360 degrees and tilted 90 degrees. The Brazo Lamp also features an ultra long-lasting LED bulb with full range dimmer and light spread control, so you can adjust the brightness as well as the spread of the light cast on your desk. This makes it ideal for use near a computer monitor since the the light can be directed on the desk surface without spilling onto the computer monitor and causing unpleasant glare.
(We can't help but mention that the Brazo Lamp won the Best of Show and Best in Lighting categories at Neocon 2007 - the first lighting product to win Best of Show at Neocon. This unique lamp also won the 2008 IDEA Gold Award.)
What's To Like: Good looks are one thing, and there are a number of desk lamps that share Brazo's attractive qualities. But where the Brazo lamp set itself apart is in its adjustability - a feature of good design that lies beneath the surface. This modern task lamp's full range of physical adjustment and light modulation will make sure that you have exactly the light you need for what you're working on.
What's Not To Like: At first glance, the price seems steep - but when you remember the awards this lamp has won and the full adjustment it brings to the table, it makes more sense. Pablo Designs knows they've created a quality desk lamp, and they've priced Brazo accordingly.
The Bottom Line: The Brazo Desk Lamp is as far removed from your average task lamp as it could be, and although the price tag is hefty, you know what you're getting when you see the numerous features that help make this lamp the centerpiece of your desk. With dimmer control and tilt/rotation/light spread controls, it will provide exactly the light you need.
Pablo was founded in 1993 by Venezuelan born industrial designer Pablo Pardo. Located in San Francisco, Pablo is renowned for their lighting designs which have proven both innovative in terms of functionality and refined in their aesthetics and simplicity. With a marketplace seemingly flooded with cheap models and copycat designs of every variety, Pablo Lighting manages to bring something new into the world that offers user-friendly features and an original style.