Workbench Light

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  • #10992
    Joey Beninghove
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    I’m getting things set up in our garage to use for working wood, among other things.  Problem is we have very poor light in there right now.  My current workbench is up against a wall and I’d like to get some kind of light to hang on the wall behind it to make it easier to work.  Do you guys have any recommendations for cheap workbench/shop lights?

    Thanks!

    Joey -> Lanexa, VA

    #10997
    Ken
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    #10998
    Joey Beninghove
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    Cool, yeah, I’m considering just a couple cheap desk or clip lamps like that to for getting by for now.  That lamp looks like a great fit.  I might try to hit up some thrift shops today and see what I can find cheap.  Thanks!

    Joey -> Lanexa, VA

    #11000
    Jim Burcicki
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    Hey Joey,

    I went to Home Depot and bought a couple of short overhead lamps for $10 each which I mounted to the underside of the shelf over my bench. But, more importantly, I think a good bench light (or two) helps me alot due to my lighting conditions. Here is the link for one I purchased from Amazon and am happy with:

    http://www.amazon.com/Alvin-G2540-B-Swing-Lamp-Black/dp/B001DNFLYS/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1366124647&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=alvin+bench+lamp

    Hope that helps.

    Jim

    #11009
    kelly
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    I have a “shop light” right above my bench.  And I use this floor standing light with a magnifying lens for extra light.

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_328687-32641-1700F_4294798232__?productId=3464126&Ns=p_product_qty_sales_dollar|1

    Texas, USA

    #11095
    md11toolman
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    I found some discounted undercabinet LED strip lights at Lowes and mounted them under the cabinets above my work surface.  They provide plenty of light and I can leave them on all night long to provide some security in my garage without worrying about the electrical usage, which is minuscule.

    Retired airPLANE driver. Learning a new lifestyle in woodworking is fantastic!

    #11097
    Ken
    Participant

    Thanks Jeff, great tip. 🙂

    #11098
    dpaul
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    Veritas now has a bushing that fits into 3/4″ dog holes, so you can set a lamp like Jim mentions into your workbench.

    http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=70534&cat=51&ap=1

    D. Paul

    #124287
    Ed
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    I use a swiveling fluorescent lamp that clamps to the edge of the bench. I is a round lamp with magnifier in the middle, which is handy when sharpening saws. If it fits in the dog hole thingy that D. Paul shows from Veritas, that will make it even more handy.

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