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    best lighting

    Can anyone make suggestions for the best lighting in a sewing room. I need to buy task lighting for the cutting area and the sewing machine area. I know about Ott lighting but wondered if their were another less expensive brand that works just as well. thanks krjkrj

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    I wonder the same thing. I would like one that does not distort colors.

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    this will be a thread I will follow...I am also ready to buy a good light for the sewing room. I only have one small window and its not bright enough.

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    My dear hubby installed fluorescent lighting overhead in my sewing room. I LOVE it! And he bought me two floor lamps for those times that I might need a little more light. Since they are floor lamps, I don't have to worry about them being in the way on my sewing table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beadywoman View Post
    My dear hubby installed fluorescent lighting overhead in my sewing room. I LOVE it! And he bought me two floor lamps for those times that I might need a little more light. Since they are floor lamps, I don't have to worry about them being in the way on my sewing table.
    My husband did the same thing for me above my sewing machine. I couldn't believe what I had been missing!

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    Some people have posted that lowes or Home Depot sell OTt lights at half the price of quilting stores.

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    We installed inexpensive shop lighting from Home Depot or Lowe's (can't remember which but they both have them). Just hung them on hooks from the ceiling over my cutting table, ironing station and sewing machine. The cords run down the walls to the outlets but I just hung quilts over them and they are not noticeable. I think we only paid about $20 per light. They use florescent bulbs and provide me plenty of light.

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    When you buy your fluorescent lightbulbs, they come in different colours.

    The best to choose for real clear light is "daylight".
    Others are "warm" and "cool" and are more popular and easier to find.
    You can get "daylight" incandescents as well.

    I've gradually converted my whole home to these and what a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lfletcher View Post
    We installed inexpensive shop lighting from Home Depot or Lowe's (can't remember which but they both have them). Just hung them on hooks from the ceiling over my cutting table, ironing station and sewing machine. The cords run down the walls to the outlets but I just hung quilts over them and they are not noticeable. I think we only paid about $20 per light. They use florescent bulbs and provide me plenty of light.
    You can use the inexpensive shop lights, but put Day Light bulbs in them and you will get true color. Or you can get any regular floor lamp and put a Day Light bulb in it. I have 2 Ott lights and I find they just don't give off enough light for me. I have a LED light over my sewing machine, but it's not a true color light, but it is bright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pflum1 View Post
    You can use the inexpensive shop lights, but put Day Light bulbs in them and you will get true color. Or you can get any regular floor lamp and put a Day Light bulb in it. I have 2 Ott lights and I find they just don't give off enough light for me. I have a LED light over my sewing machine, but it's not a true color light, but it is bright.
    aha! A Kindred Light Spirit!! .... glad I am not the only one who is disappointed in their Ott Lamp and LED; and I'll add in halogens ... and favours the daylight bulbs!!
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