2 December 2012 at 7:24 pm #4127David GillParticipant
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.
Wigan, Lancs. England :2 December 2012 at 9:46 pm #4129AnonymousInactive
I just use one of these, you can clamp it anywhere you want.2 December 2012 at 10:17 pm #4131Ron HarperParticipant
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.2 December 2012 at 10:23 pm #4132grahambParticipant
Hi Ken that is exactly what I have been looking for. could you please tell me where you purchased your lamp?
Graham2 December 2012 at 10:29 pm #4133AnonymousInactive
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 😉 cheers2 December 2012 at 10:33 pm #4134AnonymousInactive
It’s a UK site buddy so I hope It helps.2 December 2012 at 10:52 pm #4135grahambParticipant
Thanks Ken, i am in the UK so thats ok
Graham2 December 2012 at 11:03 pm #4137juryaanParticipant
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 - Netherlands3 December 2012 at 6:47 am #4139kellyParticipant
Because my eyes ain’t what they used to be, I just bought this one.
Portfolio Black Magnifier Desk Lamp
Texas, USA3 December 2012 at 3:14 pm #4157David GillParticipant
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
Wigan, Lancs. England :3 December 2012 at 3:27 pm #4159AnonymousInactive
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 😉3 December 2012 at 5:22 pm #4170George BridgemanParticipant
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!
"To know and not do is to not know"3 December 2012 at 5:51 pm #4171Ron HarperParticipant
for ten years I was so spoiled. My bench was directly in front of a 6 x 3 ft window. How wonderful!3 December 2012 at 7:18 pm #4173jespiirParticipant
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
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