bought a floor lamp, which has a touch plate

I measured the lamp wasting 2.2 watts when OFF

That's half the power my laptop uses.

that's a touch plate switch, so the lamp contains a hidden black box with a microcontroller that sits in a tight loop waiting to detect your finger


luckily I rewire all lamps in my house as soon as I buy them, to convert to 24v dc

this lamp will end up using less power while ON than it did while off in the factory configuration

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Project 62 Valencia lamp wasting 2.5 watts.

at least the circuit board that connects live AC to a metal plate on an ungrounded frame does have decent isolation :P

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