University LED Desk Lamps, retail $69.00 (URL not known)
Manufactured by GHN Neon, Inc. (
Last updated 09-04-10

I bought one of these lamps in mid-May 2004, and I was sent the wrong one. But I was satisfied with it, kept it, and bought another one. So now I have two: a UW Huskies lamp and a WSU Cougars lamp.

What these are are low-voltage desk lamps that have LEDs in the base to illuminate a college graphic on the large and robust acrylic square above. These lamps are powered by a 12 volts DC 200mA adapter, so there is no risk of electric shock if the lamp somehow falls into a toilet or tub while it's on. The graphic on the acrylic piece appears to be a combination of cut and silkscreened.

These are known as "Edgebrites".

The lamp is pretty much ready to use as soon as you receive and unpack it.

Plug the plug on the end of the AC adapter's cord into the receptacle for it near the bottom of the lamp, at the back. Set the lamp where you want it, and plug the AC adapter itself into any standard household (US) 110-120 volts AC receptacle.
Yes, it really is that easy.

Because this product is powered by an AC adapter ("wall wart"), this section can and will be skipped.

This is a lamp designed to be placed somewhere and not screwed with, so I won't throw it, try to drown it in the toilet, whack it against a steel rod, stomp on it, or otherwise abuse it like I might abuse a flashlight. So this section will be a bit on the bare side.

The lamp does not heat up during use; there is absolutely no burn hazard here.

The acrylic piece effectively channels the light to the graphics. It is surrounded on all edges by a reflective metal covering, so light cannot "leak" from the sides of the lamp.
The photograph directly below shows this metal edging on the acrylic panel.

University of Washington Huskies lamp

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this lamp.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Washington State University Cougars lamp

Units were purchased on Ebay in May 2004. Use the View Seller's Other Items link to see if he's still selling these lamps.

When I bought these, many other colleges were represented. So if you don't see what you're looking for, wait, and try again later, or use the "Ask seller a question" link found on any of his listings and ask him for the college lamp you want.

Product uses an AC adapter that outputs 12 volts DC at 200mA.
Center of plug is (+) positive, exterior barrel is (-) negative.
Produces 19.49 volts open-circuit; this is typical of unregulated AC adapters.

UPDATE: 11-25-08
The Cougars lamp has been disposed of, though the Huskies lamp will be kept if it can be found in the very near future. Therefore, that dreadful "*" icon has been placed next to its listings on this website.



    PRODUCT TYPE: LED desk lamp
    No. OF LAMPS: Unknown
    BEZEL: LEDs under thick acrylic window
    BATTERY: None
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance at best
    ACCESSORIES: AC adapter
    WARRANTY: Unknown/TBA


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University LED Desk Lamp * (

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