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Julie T
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Joined: 08 Jul 2007
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Location: Eugene, Oregon
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2:19 am Feb 03, 2008

Okay, forgive me if everyone else already knows this, but I found something today I needed to share. As some of you know, I teach cross stitch. I put "a good light over your shoulder" right up there with the list of important tools for my students. I have a standing lamp that I use a 3 way bulb with, the highest wattage is 150. I also recommend people use a full spectrum bulb if they can find them. Well, today I was shopping and was in the light bulb section. I found a 3 way bulb that has a 250 watt setting. I was thrilled. I put it in my lamp over the stitching chair and it was wonderful! If you can find these in your area, I highly suggest you get one. You don't need to use the highest setting for everyday things, but for stitching it's great. These were even on sale, I paid less than two dollars. I think they were regularly priced at around $2.70.
rifestitch
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Joined: 16 May 2005
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Location: North of Atlanta
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4:22 pm Feb 04, 2008

Hmmm, can't recall if I've ever seen/used a 250 or not - I've had my Ott lite for several years now, and have a heck of a time stitching with a regular incandescent bulb now. Most of my table lamps don't have 3-way sockets, adn are only rated for 60W max. The 14 year old has a 3-way in his room, which I like to call the cave - maybe a brighter bulb will help it not be so dingey in there...? Thanks for the Idea
Alanna
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Joined: 27 Aug 2006
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12:27 am Feb 08, 2008

Thanks for shedding some light on this issue, Julie. Tee hee hee. Laughing
Julie T
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2:12 am Feb 08, 2008

Any time! (And I was wating for that remark.) I came home the other day and found my daughter sitting in my chair, doing her beading project. She said "what did you do to this lamp? It's great." Now I have to go get some more of these bulbs.
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