Just got in my latest buy from Enc. Nice halogen swing arm lamp, marked
down from $64 to $20. This along with the free shipping is an excellent
Lot better quality than I expected and nice looking as well. Heck the
halogen bulb costs almost as much as the lamp.
Not affiliated, just passing along a good deal.
I sure as heck hope not. Than again maybe that is why they are on sale. It
does say cheaply made in China, although better than you would imagine. It
actually holds its position when you movement. For how long it does this is
another question. Oh ya, it is 31 days. One day longer than Encos return
Brings up the question, in this day of cheap imports, who is liable when
something like this happens? Are you going to sue a Chinese manufacture?
I'd suggest, if you're going to sue anyone over that amount of money,
that you sue Enco. They're not a Chinese company, or, if they are,
they're a U.S. arm subject to our tort litigation (a good reason to
feel sorry for anyone except tort lawyers).
Not referring to suing over the price of the light. I am talking about the
damages. Say it caught fire and burnt the house down, and God forbid
someone got hurt.
Now that I think about it, is there a UL listing on this lamp.
Running out to check.......................
You've really got to interpret WHAT is UL listed. If it is on the cord,
then the cord
is UL listed...not in whatever application it happens to be used in (i.e.,
you can put
a UL listed lampcord on your 3hp tablesaw). It used to be that
entire products to UL for listing. Now it is more likely that the
distributor purchased a UL listed component for use in their product.
On the dishwasher subject, I had a US made (major manufacturer) dishwasher
assembly MELT in normal operation. I am an electrical engineer and
my dishwasher and went to purchase a replacement switch...found out I
the switch, they only sold a "control assembly" for $200. I took the switch
and took digital photographs of it and emailed the manufacturer and included
photo and said something in my email to the effect of: "I am an electrical
the mode selection switch MELTED in my dishwasher. I brought it into work
it sitting on the top of my partition. It seems to be attracting a lot of
from our engineers who seem worried that it might be from one of OUR
products. It is
quite the conversation piece. See attached photo." At that point, I'd
the dishwasher with a totally different brand. But it was nice to get $100
manufacturer for the switch to help defray the cost of the new dishwasher.
They are American. Enco was the Harbor Freight of the 80s. Cheap imports
from, then, Taiwan and Poland. They had stores around and may still but the
one here (Seattle) closed long ago. Harbor Freight has since moved in to
take there place.
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