I have one of those anglepoise-style lamps on my bench as well and it’s fine for some tasks but is rubbish for others. When cutting dovetails in the vise, I can’t find a direction to aim the lamp in that lights up the end and face of the board and won’t cast a shadow on it. I find myself constantly moving it about to illuminate the face or end, which is quite annoying after a while, especially as the springs in my lamp don’t hold it in place for long!
You don’t need a powerful bulb in the lamps, either. I have a 6W energy saving bulb in mine and it’s plenty bright enough. It also doesn’t run hot, which is an added bonus.
I may try Ron’s idea and have two. Can’t wait to get my office/shop built and have some decent natural light!
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