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Thread: Suggestions/Recommendatios for lighting for around the neck

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    Suggestions/Recommendatios for lighting for around the neck

    As the eyes get older, I need better lighting especially when I am sitting in a chair either at my house or a friend's house where there is no lamp nearby. I have seen several types of lights that hang around your neck but would love to know if any of you have a recommendation for what works best. Do any of you use one you really like? What are the pros and cons of the different devices? I need to pick your brains on this subject .... unless this has already been discussed and I just don't know under what topic to look? Thanks for sharing if you can!

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    I am considering the little LED lights that clamp on my glasses. They have a little adjustable neck so you can put the light right where you want it. My LQS carry them for about $20 .

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    This one is supposed to be pretty good as long as you are not overly-well-endowed in a certain area:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0016GZCT6/

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    I have a lighted magnifying glass that hangs around the neck. It's great. I just got it last week at Joann's with a 50% off coupon - think I paid about $10. It works great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GagaSmith View Post
    I have a lighted magnifying glass that hangs around the neck. It's great. I just got it last week at Joann's with a 50% off coupon - think I paid about $10. It works great.
    I love this gadget. I have one I bought last year for threading hand sewing needles and it's great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GagaSmith View Post
    I have a lighted magnifying glass that hangs around the neck. It's great. I just got it last week at Joann's with a 50% off coupon - think I paid about $10. It works great.
    Hmm, never thought of one....and was just there the other day wandering around looking for something to use my coupons for...I will put that on my list for next time....thanx for the idea....

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    I'll have to check JoAnn's when I go over there today.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I think I have heard others say the Beam n' Read is a great light. (I don't have to worry about the endowment problem!) I like the idea of the LED lights that clamp onto glasses but have not seen them yet. I'll have to look them up for reviews. And why didn't I think to check out JoAnn's since I get their coupons? Thanks everyone! I need to do something about this problem soon or I will be sewing my project to my clothing or having to ask someone to thread my needles. I hate when I do either of those things.

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    I found a bendable light for my machine at Wal Mart, much less $ than the "quilters" brand. Wrapped it around my neck to do binding at MIL's & at a craft show. Worked quite well for the short time I used it.

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    I use a head lamp. It's adjustable .... and I find that if the light is between my eyes and my project for a long time, the light bothers me. With the head lamp, the light is above and I tend not to "see" it if that makes any sense.

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    I have one of those head lamps but I cannot wear it for very long as it ends up giving me a headache. I am going to try out a light that my dh has that is battery operated and hangs around the neck. I have a feeling it will be a bit too large and heavy but it's worth a try. Co-incidentally I bought a pair of those led lights that hook on each side of your glasses for my dh for Christmas yesterday. He can try them out (and so can I!) and if they work well, I will get a pair also. Thanks again for the ideas.

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