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Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Lights
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2017, 09:06:20 pm »

Am off to search for daylight lamps.... finding it difficult to read or do any stitching with my usual table lamp...


Anyone recommending a particular make/model?

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Lights
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2017, 11:28:19 pm »
I got mine from RNIB site. I figured that if they are selling stuff suitable for partially sighted people they must be good ones. www.rnib.org.uk

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Lights
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2017, 12:07:48 am »
Those are whoppingly expensive though MGM, the floor standing ones.  I bought one from Amazon for under 40.  Sorry, I don't have a link but it's very similar to the one 'Somewhere by the river' recommends below.
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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Lights
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2017, 09:20:07 pm »
Just had a look and they've gone up by a colossal amount. Mine was about 26 a few years ago but a lot plainer.

waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Re: Lights
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2017, 08:26:19 am »
eBay might be a good place to start :) plus with the black Friday sales... Well... ;)
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Blackbird

  • Joined Jul 2012
Re: Lights
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2017, 06:16:25 pm »
I think I will ask OH for one of these lights for Christmas too! Most of my spinning these days seems to be in the "quiet" time between seeing to the sheep and chooks at sundown and starting to think about dinner. We have wall lights rather than overhead ones and though they give a restful light, it's not great for working with.

I also find if I'm spinning my Heb or dark Shetland fleece, I need a light-coloured lapcloth or pinny and for  my white and grey Shetlands I need a dark one - just so I can see the contrast.
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Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Lights
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2017, 09:04:46 pm »

Went to Ikea and bought one of their 1000lumen light bulbs, which fits one of our (also Ikea) lamps - and it does make a difference. Much cheaper than buying a whole new lamp, but it needs a suitable lamp also from Ikea... the lightbulbs are these


http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/lighting/light-bulbs-accessories/ryet-led-bulb-e27-1000-lumen-globe-opal-white-art-60334171/).

 

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