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    I can see!!!!

    The lighting in the room where I put my long arm was all at the other end of the room. There was no light on the end where it is except for lamps. I thought about ordering a light bar but it was 500.00+ shipping. So, I decided to look at some track lighting. Its not the best in the world. But, it is a start. My DH and a friend helped me get it wired up and hung. I'm planning on adding onto it to make it go further across. $100.00 so far. What do you think?
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    Looks super! With the light coming straight down you shouldn't have any shadows.

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    I like it. Great solution!!!!! We quilters are really "crafty"

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    Looks great to me!

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    looks like a great solution
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    Wonderful job. My husband always asks if I have enough light to work by.
    If I don't, it's off to Lowes for some new lights.
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    Great idea!
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    Great job, should really help!!!!!

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    Oh my I've been trying to decide on how I wanted to get more lighting over my cutting and ironing area! I may borrow yours. Thank you!

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    Looks like it will do the trick for you!
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    Love it. My husband added some like that for me a few weeks ago.. I just have to plug and unplug them. Love them.
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    Great way to problem solve!!
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    Awesome solution, I'm lucky I got the light bar with mine, but that looks like a great solution.

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    Way to go, Leesa. You are so smart & talented.
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    Looks great and makes me envious.

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    looks good

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    I did the same thing in mine. I had an overhead lighting fixture but it did not pinpoint the light the way I wanted it to. I still prefer to quilt by daylight as I don't get shadowing at all but my track light is the next best thing.

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    Looks like a great solution. And affordable.

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    It has certainly helped. I can't wait to add more to it. Gotta get back to Lowes!!!
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    To have light is a wonderful thing. I had no overhead lights in my sewing studio so I had a clip-on light, Ott freestanding and a desk Ott still not enough light. There is a suspended ceiling in the room so I went to Lowe's and bought a shop light and also purchased Daylight bulbs that plugs into the wall. It now hangs directly above my sewing table and I can see to sew all night long if desired. Necessity is the mother of invention - and if there is a will there is a way. Great job of solving your lighting problem!
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    Good idea! I had a round roof skylight added to my sewing room. The roofer had it installed in a few hours. It's fantastic during the day! It's like being outside. I have Ott light bulbs for night time sewing.

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    Think you have done great job with it. Congrats!
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    You did a great job.Thanks I am having DH look at this for me.

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    Add some of the new LED lights to the bar as you can afford them. They are still very expensive but they will last years and are wonderfully bright!!!! I have been buying one bulb a month since they were introduced - they are wonderful for working on quilting.
    Busy in Ohio

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    looks like a good fix for a good price

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