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Light Suggestions for Christmas

Old 12-01-2017, 07:25 AM
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I don't think it is so much about the lamp fixture (you can find something at the thrift shop) as it is about the light bulb. I use strong daylight lights that I get at the hardware store. The folks there can explain the bulbs and get you the best task bulb. I have clamp lights at my sewing table but have added a light bar across the back of my painting table because it casts less shadows when I move around.
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Old 12-01-2017, 06:42 PM
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I found Ott light bulbs in our Joann's for $25 recently.
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:57 PM
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I have this lamp on my desk with a LED bulb. It is great, especially at night when my eyes are tired.
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:13 PM
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quick note I have found goodwill (used item people turn in and others buy) or you have then or a return sho
They the one i like a desk lamp with a moveable neck my kids call old school. It is bright and I can move it in any way to get it right for what I need. I use a 60 watt clear bulb. It is called a gooseneck lamp. I also have one with 3 lights I can move any where it is a floor lamp. First one was 5 dollars and the other 12 dollars. Hope you find just the right one. Remember you can also change the bulb to get the strength you want and get clear not a coated bulb. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-02-2017, 12:25 AM
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The are some marvelous lights on the market now. One is an LED strip that sticks on the underside of the arm of the sewing machine. This can be fabricated from parts at home improvement stores in the lighting department.

Another is a long light that reminds me of a flute; either floor or table mount.

Ott has some new LED lights.

Recently, I realized I get more meloncholy during winter. The solution has been a carpenters clamp on light attached to the curtain rod over my sewing maching with a plant-grow bulb.
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:30 PM
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I would suggest a thrift store or yard sale. I got a 100.00 Ott light for 25.00 at a yard sale.
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:32 PM
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I find that LED bulbs are too bright (yes, you read that right!) I like the Ott lite non LED type or an equivalent brand. The LEDs give me a headache after a bit, or trigger optical migraines (no pain, just can't see.) But I've had Ott lite fixtures that fell apart within a year or so, so I only buy bulbs.
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:52 AM
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If he has a generous budget for your light...I suggest the Stella. It has a 12 foot cord, multiple light settings, flexible neck, the light can illiminate the room when you aim the light accordingly. I have two of them and I love them! I rarely use my Otts.

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