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    Adhesive LED lights

    I found a strip of adhesive LED lights made to fit under thr throat of your machine. I was wondering if anyone is familiar with them? If so, are you satisfied with the amount of light they put out?
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    Never heard of them-interesting. Guess it would mean another electrical cord off the machine?

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    I purchased a strip of LED lights from either Lowes or Home Depot that fit under the throat of my longarm and I think I only paid about $20. They're wonderful! You didn't say if you're looking for a DM or LA but I think they would work for both provided the throat is not too short.
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    I thought LED lights gave off a lot of heat?
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    I bought them about 10 months ago. Don't know I did without them. I love how bright they are
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annie Pearl View Post
    I found a strip of adhesive LED lights made to fit under thr throat of your machine. I was wondering if anyone is familiar with them? If so, are you satisfied with the amount of light they put out?
    I need to find some. My light socket in my machine is damaged so I have no light, but a flex neck light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    I thought LED lights gave off a lot of heat?
    not LED, some of the others do. The little tube light ----------name escapes me---------is very h ot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    I thought LED lights gave off a lot of heat?
    JanInVA ... LED lights are cool. It's the halogen lights that are hot.
    I had a halogen light for hand sewing that burned out recently. The clear light was great for sewing, but at times I would get too hot working under it. So, the replacement will be an LED, when I find one.

    What I have learned during my search, is that the technology for LED is not consistent yet. Eg. you can find a 2 watt that is extremely bright .... and another one that is not. That's the problem I have been having ... finding one with the goose neck length I need with enough brightness of light.
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    I just got some led strips from ikea. Haven't mounted them yet. On sale for $20. Looking forward to them.

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    I bought mine at Inspired LED based on a recommendation from someone in a Craftsy class. When I got mine, it was before they started kitting them up. They are worth every penny. See my before/after pics to show how much light they give off. Here is a link to their website.

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    Firm called Ecolux sells them in various configurations - from the old Singer Featherweight to large throat machines.
    They can be pricey, but do have a separate connector. You can buy just the lights and switch the power source from machine to machine. Fairly sturdy. I have some for both the Pfaff and the PQ1500. I sold one of my Pfaffs and left the lighting strip on. Lady that bought the machine ordered just the power supply and is delighted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weezy Rider View Post
    Firm called Ecolux sells them in various configurations - from the old Singer Featherweight to large throat machines.
    They can be pricey, but do have a separate connector. You can buy just the lights and switch the power source from machine to machine. Fairly sturdy. I have some for both the Pfaff and the PQ1500. I sold one of my Pfaffs and left the lighting strip on. Lady that bought the machine ordered just the power supply and is delighted.
    These are very similar to the Inspired LED brand, but are much more expensive. The Inspired LED are only $30, compared to about $75-80 for a comparable size of the Ecolux brand.

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    What happens when thy burn out...or are they perpetual?

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    Would they work over a pull out drawer for a computer keyboard?? I bought some Stick N Click but the space is too small. Might put one under the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    What happens when thy burn out...or are they perpetual?
    LED lights are long lasting...many years. If they did burn out, you could simply replace the lighting strip and use the existing cords.

    Here are the FAQs
    http://inspiredled.com/faqs

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    Would they work over a pull out drawer for a computer keyboard?? I bought some Stick N Click but the space is too small. Might put one under the phone.
    They probably would. They are very low profile, and don't get hot. The customer service is great and they are very quick to respond to emails and calls. The also do custom setups with minimal extra charges. If you describe what you want, they will probably be able to come up with a solution for you.

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    I will have to consider this. The Ecolux brand was too pricey for me.

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    Looks very interesting. My question - do you need a set for every sewing machine or can you move it around?
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    Do the cords get in the way?
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    I ordered these. You will also need a 12-Volt DC power source.


    http://www.creativelightings.com/Sam...m?1=1&CartID=0

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    I have two sets of the Ecolux. The price is not so expensive compared to only needing one power cord. The cord can be moved to a different machine. A few guild members bought a cheaper version, and one's DH rigged up a set of the lights. None not as nice. Just buy the good set and enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
    Looks very interesting. My question - do you need a set for every sewing machine or can you move it around?
    You can get separate strips for each machine, and just use 1 cord if you get the adapter. I think it was $5 when I bought mine, but that was before the "sewing machine kit" that they sell now. It may be included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pennyhal View Post
    Do the cords get in the way?
    No, it came with sticky back clips to hold them out of the way. The lights themselves are also very low profile. Here are some pics of the lights and the wiring.
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    Thanks for sharing all these resources. I recently was searching for similar lighting on Amazon but didn't have success.

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    The Ecolux wiring is white. I know that doesn't improve the lighting but it makes a difference to me what I have to look at.
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