led_lampOkay we’re caving in – a little bit — to the desire for gift suggestions:

Bob pointed Joy to desk lamps with flexible necks; they put the light where you need it. Now Joy is pleased as punch with the new “LED Flexible Neck Lamp,” $50 from

There are cheaper gooseneck lamps out there, but this is so green. When you tap the base, it turns on. Tap it again and it changes to a low-level light that is always on. This makes it a night light. But, what about the power consumption if it’s always on? Well, LEDs use very little energy and can be on for five years. We keep it on the dining room table, so if we get up for a midnight snack, we won’t stumble in the dark.

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