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  • #4127
    David Gill
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    Hi

    Has anybody got any recommendations for good reasonably priced workbench lights, I am looking for a bright adjustable light that I can focus on to my vice or bench top for example  the cutting of dovetail joints.

    Thanks

    David

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #4129
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hi David,

    I just use one of these, you can clamp it anywhere you want.

     

    #4131
    Ron Harper
    Participant

    Ken

    I have two of these. One on a wheeled stand that I move around the shop as needed. The other, I simply put in a bench dog hole close to where thework is held.

    #4132
    grahamb
    Participant

    Hi Ken that is exactly what I have been looking for. could you please tell me where you purchased your lamp?

    Graham

    #4133
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Ron,

    I like the wheeled stand Idea. I use the clamp for now as what I’m using for a workbench has no dog holes.

    The bench I’m building  now will have them, so I will pinch that Idea also 😉 cheers

    #4134
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hi Graham,

    It’s a UK site buddy so I hope It helps.

    http://www.lightsworld.co.uk/p/Lloytron_Swing_Poise_Hobby_Desk_Lamp.htm

    #4135
    grahamb
    Participant

    Thanks Ken, i am in the UK so thats ok

    Graham

    #4137
    juryaan
    Participant

    Hi Ron,

    I have two similar lamps on my bench but i want them on some sort of stands also so i can move them around freely

    and get them of my bench.

    Could you please post a picture of them so i know where to look for,

    or did you make them yourself?

     

     

    Lopik - Netherlands

    #4139
    kelly
    Participant

    Because my eyes ain’t what they used to be, I just bought this one.

    Portfolio Black Magnifier Desk Lamp
    http://www.lowes.com/pd_328688-15136-ML-140C+BLK+CFL_0__?productId=3286060

    Texas, USA

    #4157
    David Gill
    Participant

    Hi Ken

    Thanks for that , That is what I was looking for , I see it has a 60 w bulb is that bright enough or can you put a bigger bulb in

    David

     

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #4159
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hi David,

    I find the 60 w bulb more than enough. I don’t recommend putting a bigger bulb in buddy, the top of the lamp get’s quiet hot, but that is normal for this type of lamp.

    Ken 😉

    #4170
    George Bridgeman
    Participant

    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!

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #4171
    Ron Harper
    Participant

    George,

     

    for ten years I was so spoiled. My bench was directly in front of a  6 x 3 ft window. How wonderful!

    #4173
    jespiir
    Participant

    My shop space is windowless. It’s tragic…

    If I in the future get a chance to build or set up shop somewhere else a big window or two is on the top of my list.

    My current light configuration is 12 x 2ow halogen spots over the workbench and fluorescent lamps in the ceiling.

    I plan to get some mobile light source to focus close up on the workpiece, and another pair of
    fluorescent lamps.

    Located in Jönköping, Sweden.

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