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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Powerful Ultra Slim Magnifying Lamp from the Daylight Company

The Daylight Company has introduced the Daylight Ultra Slim XR, a new generation professional grade magnifying lamp ideal for low-vision users.

Featuring powerful, flicker-free daylight-quality light, the Ultra Slim Magnifying Lamp XR (U22080) can be used at home or in a work environment. The proprietary Free Motion Head-Joint combined with the lightweight XR lens make it easy to position and secure using just one hand, while the distortion-free, high-transparency biconvex XR magnifying lens provides the advantages of a traditional glass lens without their inconveniences.

The stylish and sleek lamp uses the powerful, flicker-free Daylight energy saving tube that delivers the equivalent of 150 watts of daylight quality light while using just 28 watts of electricity. A contrasting red on-off button is easy to find and use. Specifications: Ultra Slim Magnifying Lamp XR

  • Powerful 28w Daylight energy saving tube (150w equiv.)
  • Unique crystal clear 7” XR lens to see more of your work (1.75X, 3 diopter)
  • XR technology makes the lens 50% lighter and extra resistant
  • New Free-Motion Head-Joint and high quality metal arm guarantee precise & smooth positioning without use of old-fashioned wing nuts
  • Flicker-free electronic ballast, work for longer in optimal comfort
  • Quick Lens Swap System, increases magnification in seconds without any tools
  • Solid lamp stem and sturdy metal clamp for tables and portable work stations
  • Practical lens cover protects lens from sun and dust
  • 2 additional high magnification lenses available separately
  • Specially designed table and floor stands available separately
Ultra Slim Optional XR lens (U62001)
  • Crystal clear 5” XR lens
  • 2.25X magnification (5 diopter)
  • Replace the lens in seconds, no tools required
  • Suitable for the Ultra Slim Magnifying Lamp XR (22080)
Ultra Slim Swing Arm XR lens (U62002)
  • Crystal clear 1½” XR lens
  • 4X magnification (12 diopter)
  • 4.75X magnification (15 diopter) when combined with the Ultra Slim Magnifying Lamp XR
  • Easy to fit, no tools required
  • Suitable for the Ultra Slim Magnifying Lamp XR (22080)

With headquarters in London, The Daylight Company maintains offices in the United States, Europe, Australia and other countries. For further information visit

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