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annamarie23
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3:12 pm Oct 28, 2012

Hi everyone
I'm desperately need to purchase a stitching/craft light and given there are so many on the market, does anyone have any recommendations? I've got lots of stitching to do but my small clip on light is not up to the challenge!

Many thanks.
Anna Marie Stitching
rifestitch
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8:11 am Oct 29, 2012

I highly recommend anything from Ott Light - Daylight is an equivalent brand. Both of these use full-spectrum bulbs, which are low heat and give you true colors - which reduces eye strain noticeably!

Both brands have floor lamps and task lights - if you've got the funds, I recommend a good floor lamp, though if you take stitching with you, they have several portable varieties, too. You can do a google search for either and see what you can come up with. For reference, here's a good source for them here in the US, JoAnn's: http://www.joann.com/lights/
annamarie23
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2:34 pm Oct 29, 2012

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Originally posted by rifestitch
I highly recommend anything from Ott Light - Daylight is an equivalent brand. Both of these use full-spectrum bulbs, which are low heat and give you true colors - which reduces eye strain noticeably!

Both brands have floor lamps and task lights - if you've got the funds, I recommend a good floor lamp, though if you take stitching with you, they have several portable varieties, too. You can do a google search for either and see what you can come up with. For reference, here's a good source for them here in the US, JoAnn's: http://www.joann.com/lights/


Thank you so much for your advice. I've looked on line and there are Ott lights for sale in the UK. I've also seen a purelight 3 in 1 lamp which has good reviews but from what I can gather its a fixed unit so once bulbs go, there are not replaceable. Once again, thank you for taking the time to reply. Very Happy Anna Marie
Divecat
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2:37 pm Oct 31, 2012

Hi Anna Marie

I just use full spectrum bulbs in an adjustable lamp, which I happened to have lying around. The bulbs I get are from Androv Medical. I use 45W, which gives the equivalent of 160W, which is like standing outside at noon. You just need to know whether you want a bayonet or screw fitting. They are worth every penny and last for years.

http://www.androv-medical.com/section/24/1/full-spectrum-daylight-bulbs

Enjoy!

Christine Stitching
annamarie23
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12:57 am Nov 01, 2012

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Originally posted by Divecat
Hi Anna Marie

I just use full spectrum bulbs in an adjustable lamp, which I happened to have lying around. The bulbs I get are from Androv Medical. I use 45W, which gives the equivalent of 160W, which is like standing outside at noon. You just need to know whether you want a bayonet or screw fitting. They are worth every penny and last for years.

http://www.androv-medical.com/section/24/1/full-spectrum-daylight-bulbs

Enjoy!

Christine Stitching


Hi Christine
Thank you - that's really helpful and I must say a much cheaper way of doing things. Most good craft lights I've found in the UK range from 50 to 150! I'll bookmark that site on my computer and have a good look at adjustable lamps.
Thank you again. Happy stitching!

Anna Marie Very Happy
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