While at Sew Expo I found some great new lights at the Quality Sewing booth and bought two new LED light fixtures. I am really appreciating the extra illumination at my sewing machine. One of the lights is the little kind that you attach to the left side of your sewing machine and then use the flexible stem to aim the light directly at the presser foot/needle area. These have been around for some time but this one is by Naturalight, and I have not seen it before. So far I like it very much. I assume you can buy it at any Quality Sewing location in the Puget Sound area, or it is available from Amazon here:
Daylight Naturalight LED Sewing Lamp, White and Silver
The other light – which I am really excited about – is also by the same company. It is a super bright light bar that puts out the equivalent of over 300 watts. The light has two strips of LEDs and they can be turned on or off separately if you want more or less light. The whole thing is also dimmable. Being a “senior citizen” myself I can’t imagine using anything other than the brightest light, but I guess it’s nice to have flexibility. The light bar can also be rotated to put the light just where you want it. Again it can be purchased at Quality Sewing, or you can buy it at Amazon: Brand New Naturalight Task Lamp LED XL-White Brand New .
Here are some photos of this light fixture. The first photo shows the box it came in. The second photo is with the light turned on. It is a little hard to judge the light from these photos due to the camera exposure, but the fixture provides a very nice even bright light. I am really pleased with it, and the mini light aimed at my needle lights up the one spot I needed that I can’t get with the task bar.
Be sure to check these fixtures out at Quality Sewing if you are local. They had special prices on them for Sew Expo (about $30 for the little one and $150 for the big one), even better than the prices on Amazon. Not sure what the prices will be in the store, but you can always wait for a sale. Several other configurations of lamps were also available — floor mounted, with magnifying lenses, etc – if these two don’t meet your needs.