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Thread: Lighting

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    In my sewing/guest room, I have a ceiling light with 3 bulbs but that actually is like behind where I am sewing and then I have a small portable on my table.
    I like to have it to the left of me. But now that my project is getting bigger and taking that part of the table it seems that the right side just doest seem to be ok.
    So if you have to use a lamp to sew with where is it best for you?

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    I have 2 100 watt equivalent florescent bulbs in the ceiling fixture, a big window and a lamp with 3 separate lights on it. It's plenty of light at any time of the day. We also painted the walls with a semi gloss white paint with just a slight tint offset the whiteness. I think we used a yellow hue. I keep my lamp near my machine table.

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    I found a two lamp goose neck floor lamp at Walmart for $12. It was in the dorm room supplies display. It's great. I bought two of them for my sewing room.



    Here is a link to a pic. They were cheaper in the store.
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-...ilver/12173433

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    i have ceiling hung 3' fluorescent bulbs over 2 machines, 1 over my la and 1 over my oversized cutting board. have 1 in my laundry room and dh says i can have another one over my design wall in the quilting room. they are the best. then i have goosenecks over all the machines, too. no such thing as too much light. but i worked up to this over 40 years. LOL!!

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    I love my OTT floor lamp!! It has a permanent home behind my sewing table.

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    here's a related question: does anyone think they have too much light? 'cause i don't. i have old eyes.

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    I have an Ott table lamp. It really helps.

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    Ok thanks everyone. So if you have a lamp do you have it in front of you, to the left, or what side is it best?

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    i have the gooseneck to the left and twisted over the top of the machine. if you put it on the right, it's in the way when you sew. that one is attached to the table. i have the ceiling one directly over the machine.

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    My ceiling fan has a light kit with daylight bulbs. However, they reflect horribly off my rulers and it is bothersome. My sewing machine has a rather dim light and I have a table lamp behind it. I told Pat that I needed a better lighting solution and he gave me a heavy sigh as a reply. Looks like I may have to fight the glare for a while yet.

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