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Old 09-22-2012, 10:48 PM
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What kind of lighting do you have over your cutting table. I have just the room ceiling light but want to put something else in. Was thinking about track lighting but worried that it will get to warm. I have really low ceilings. I also have a problem with glare on my rulers. Is there anything that will help with that?
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:48 AM
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i have a stand up ott light love it!!!!
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:25 AM
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i cut at the kitchen counter/peninsula with a 4-bulb fluorescent light. i don't have a problem with glare on the rulers.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:32 AM
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I have a 4 ft fluourescent light. It is hung a bit behind me when I cut; thus no glare.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:55 AM
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I have track lighting and have the lights positioned so that don't get any glare.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:00 AM
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I have the ceiling light, which has 3 of the new fluorescent bulbs in it. However, my cutting table is in front of a huge picture window, so mostly I have natural light.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:43 AM
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I have two Ott lights plus another two desk lights and a standing light over my cutting area. I have a 24"x72" cutting board and need all the light I can get. I wish I could afford more Ott lights. Some day!
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:52 AM
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I have a stand up ott light and since my sewing room is on the top floor in an eave, we put in one of the solar tubes over in the sewing eave, it gives off bright great daylight all in the sewing nook. (kinda like a round skylight but made to increase light). I would recommend them for a dark room, or bathroom with no windows. It was worth every penny!!
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:16 AM
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I have a ceiling fixture that has 4 , 4 ft flouresant bulbs, plus a small desk style ott light directly on the cutting table. I really find any shaddows from lights to be so annoying. I thought about track lighting , but they did not provide enough light for my purposes. I wanted brighter than daylight.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:54 AM
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When I started quilting we took out the small, dim ceiling light and put in track lighting. It was a disaster - expensive bulbs that were supposed to last a long time kept burning out, and the lighting was very hot. We recently replaced it with a 4' fluorescent fixture, and that has been great. It's cool, the bulbs are close to natural light, and the whole room is brighter.
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