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Thread: Lighting on Singer Sewing machine Heavy Duty Model 5532

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    Lighting on Singer Sewing machine Heavy Duty Model 5532

    Just bought a Singer Heavy Duty sewing machine Model 5532 and the lighting is so dim...good grief...I love the machine ...works beautifully..it is a mechanical which I love. Does anyone have suggestions to improve the lighting? I have a standing Ott light, but use that in another room for my hand quilting.
    I just cannot see with the light that is provided with this machine.
    Hoping someone can help..does anyone else have this machine and problem?
    Thanks, Dee

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    Having a dim light seems to be it's biggest complaint: http://www.singerco.com/products/224...y-duty/reviews
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    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Ecolux Lighting makes a wonderful LED light strip for sewing machines (I have 2). I purchased mine from the Cotton Club (cottonclub.com). This may solve your problem.

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    Here's a recent post on this topic:

    Light for Sewing Machine?
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
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    Quote Originally Posted by jojorip View Post
    Ecolux Lighting makes a wonderful LED light strip for sewing machines (I have 2). I purchased mine from the Cotton Club (cottonclub.com). This may solve your problem.
    I agree with the Ecolux light. It is wonderful. Before I got the Ecolux, I had a Bendable Bright Light. I use both of them now. I'd made a couple of quilts with a lot of black (thread, sashings, applique) and my 70 yo eyes had a very hard time seeing. The Ecolux made a huge difference.

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    I have a bendable bright light attached to my machine plus an Ott light and two other lamps scattered immediately around my sewing area. The lights on the Singer machines are a joke. No one would miss them if they didn't bother to put them on the machine in the first place!!

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    I have a Flexible LED light that works wonderful...it has a 13" flexible arm so you can adjust it to where it is best for you. I bought it at newarkdress.com. It requires 3 AA batteries.
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    Bought a light at IKEA for $10. Love it - the base is heavy, the arm is stiff and will stay where I put it. I tried those lights that stick on my machine, but they kept vibrating off. I was never able to get them to stay put.

    The IKEA lights come in 3 models - tabletop, floor, and clamp-on. I liked the first one so much I went back and bought 2 more.

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/pr...233/#/90214233


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    I have that machine, too, and I agree that the lighting is the WORST! I put it on a table right in front of a window, but still am not happy with the light. Currently, I'm using an OttLite (flip-up desk style) that I got on sale at Joann's, but it still isn't bright enough to sew in the evenings. I will be checking out lights at Ikea on my next trip to Illinois.

    I do love the Singer 5532 machine in all other ways!
    Sue

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