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Thread: Additional Lighting - Side or Under Mount?

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    Senior Member batikmystique's Avatar
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    Additional Lighting - Side or Under Mount?

    I'm looking for a VERY BRIGHT additional light which would attach to my sewing machine. I have an inexpensive, flexible side-mount light which I purchased at JoAnn's but it's not as bright as I was hoping for. I've seen the lights which mount underneath the sewing area...some a little pricey. At this point, I'm willing to pay more for a good, really bright light.

    Please offer your opinion..."side" or "under" mount, and if you have particular brand you like. I'm headed to the Houston Quilt Festival in about a week or so and hoping there might be some there at a good price.

    Thanks in advance for everyone's input!
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    I have a Bendable Bright Light which I mounted with adhesive strip on the left side of my machine (that was the only place flat enough to fit). It has a flexible arm so I position it where I need it to shine.

    I recently made a couple of quilts with a lot of black and was going crazy not being able to see as well as I needed. I bought the LED Light Strip that adheres under the harp area. It is a huge help.

    Lucky you going to Houston. Check these out there.

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    I bought the under-machine stick-on LED strip from CottonClub.com and I love it. It is also great for lighting when I go to quilting class because not every classroom has sufficient light.
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    I vote undermount! The side mounts have the light stream blocked by some of the machine.

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    I have a bendable light which goes on the left side of my sewing machine. It is a very bright light and I love it. I bought it on line at Quilters Warehouse. I think it was about 35.00.

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    I also have just bought the Bendable Bright Light and have it mounted on the top of my machine. I love it...it's small so it doesn't get in the way, but bright and I can adjust it to shine exactly where I want. I thought it was expensive ($75 here in Oz) but worth every cent.
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    I have this one: http://www.ecoluxlighting.com/ Get the six light strip. You won't regret it at all. I didn't peel the tape off the stick-on side. I used double sided tape to mount it and it's easy to move from machine to machine without buying extra.
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    I have had the one that goes on the side and I thought it was good. But I just bought the lights mentioned by BellaBoo and WOW. It is sooooo much better. I know they are pricey but they are worth every penny. I now use it and do not need the one of the side.
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    I have mounted a bendable one on the side of my machine. I love it. It was about $40. from somewhere online. I can't remember where, nor can I find a name on the silly thing! Oh well, that is what I have and I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I have this one: http://www.ecoluxlighting.com/ Get the six light strip. You won't regret it at all. I didn't peel the tape off the stick-on side. I used double sided tape to mount it and it's easy to move from machine to machine without buying extra.
    I just bought this, too. Handiest light I have found. I tried everything before. It's expensive, but by the time you try Office, Bendable, Ott - it saves you time and money.

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