Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Marquee Alphabet Letter Review

I can't seem to keep myself from collecting typography. This marquee alphabet letter became part of my collection last Christmas. Out of all of the letters I've accumulated, this one has to be the most unique.    

I got mine at Urban Outfitters, however, I have seen similar ones on Etsy. I am not sure about the ones on Etsy, but before you rush out to Urban Outfitters to buy one, here are a few things you should keep in mind.

It is pricey. Regular price for this glowing "S" is $179. Tip: When shopping online, no matter the store, always do a search for coupon codes for that particular store. Nine out of ten times, I find some kind of savings. 

It's a dust magnet. There are 25 little bulbs to attract dust. That's not considering the letter itself.

The lighting mechanism consists of a string of lights you assemble. No worries though, even if one goes out, the rest stay lit. 

There is no "on/off" button. It's a plug in/plug out system.

It has the capability to be hung on a wall. However, the string of lights only has about a six-inch lead. Keep that in mind when thinking of placement.
It is BRIGHT! It has 25 7-watt bulbs. It's definitely not meant to be an energy saver. I've been meaning to change out the bulbs but never seem to think of it when going to Home Depot. It is another expense added to the cost of the purchase but it's better than keeping the electric meter turning.
The letter casing is made out of metal but it does not get hot to the touch. 

With all that being said, it is a cool piece. For that reason alone, I'd buy it again. Sometimes one has to sacrifice functionality for funkiness!  

Note: I was not compensated for this review. It is simply my opinion on a product purchased.

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Cassie Bustamante said...

i would have snatched it up in a heartbeat, too! LOVE it, yanet!!! sawyer has one but it doesn't have lights in it - it was the kind that was placed on the sign, so it just a red plastic "s".

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

It is cool! I have a few letters, but none that light up. Thanks for the review!

Kelli W said...

I really love all your letters and numbers! I wonder if you could find something similar at a flea market or antique store for a little less?

Teachinfourth said...

A great idea for 'dimming' is to get a switch for it instead of buying lower watt bulbs.

It's good to visit your little world again...