IKEA do a good range of such lamps, including "anglepoise" style. Last
time I looked they were increasingly doing lamps w/ low voltage
Habitat used to have similar, with the option of a table base or a
screw-to-the-wall (or shelf) socket. I have about half a dozen of
these -- mostly 10+ years old and not yet showing signs of "anglepoise
droop". Of course, since IKEA now own Habitat, I imagine that their
ranges are now similar ;-)
Apart from the DIY sheds, larger branches of BHS still have good
julian (at) bellevue-barn (dot) org (dot) uk
We used to use anglepoise-style microphone booms at a previous place of
employment (probably supplied by Canford: http://www.canford.co.uk/ )
The problem with these was that different microphones and different
cable arrangements used to "weigh" differing amounts. Adjustments were
usually made (in addition to tightening/loosening hinges) by the removal
of springs and/or the addition of chunky rubber bands.
For studio use, the springs often "clanged" when moved, so they were
either damped with heatshrink tubing (either stuffed inside and unshrunk
or shrunk on the outside) or replaced altogether with rubber bands...
though they had the problem of perishing.
Just some pointless info :-)
Martin Angove: http://www.tridwr.demon.co.uk /
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