kgg

Work Bench Lighting

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I have had lighting issues over my work bench, light in the wrong spot and not enough or to much. So what I have done is purchase a 5 in 1 multi socket light attachment and placed it in a swing arm lighting fixture mounted to the wall above the table. Add / subtract light bulbs and move it in/out and left/right where I need it over the table. Table is 5'-4" x 4'-0" and can be reduced to 4'-0" x 4'-0" buy dropping the sides.

Before anyone asks most of my stuff is related to dogs with an average size of about 50 inches. The pile of hard back Sherpa on the table is about 1 1/2" thick which the Juki 1541S handles with no problem. If I can get whatever under that presser foot were good to go. The roll of high density rubber on the table is about 3mm thick and is combined with 5/8" Sherpa and other materials to form a non slip surface for kneeling pads / dog beds and the roll of green material is waterproof ripstop. 

Please excuse the mess, just getting ready to do a couple small items. All comments welcomed.

 

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kkg,

  Where did you get that 5 - in - 1 multi socket?  I have never seen one in the lower 48.  I got to say I like it.  And the border isn't that far away.

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That looks like a good idea. I use a head lamp which helps but not great. Sure looks like your setup puts out plenty of light.

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I purchased them from Amazon.ca ($14 CA) but they are also available off Amazon.com about $14 US. If you go to Amazon do a search for " 5 in 1 light socket adapter ". Different shapes and styles are there. I find them coupled with what IKEA calls a " work / wall light " works really good. I use a " work / wall light " clamped to the back of my sewing table and a magnetic led on the sewing machine as well.

kgg

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There are sImilar on Amazon UK too.

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I would imagine they would be available just about everywhere. Actually my son took the 5 in 1 that was in the light to do something and put a 6 in 1 in my light. I didn't notice until this morning.

kgg

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1 hour ago, kgg said:

I would imagine they would be available just about everywhere.

Yup, imagine away, we have EU conformity, and UK nanny state Health and Safety, that makes a lot of things taken for granted in North America, not so easy for us.

Off topic, but an example, in the UK we can buy a maximum of 32 painkillers at a time, in case we are considering self harm. Jeez, I loved getting 500 at Walgreen or Walmart when I was doing business in the US. I'm old enough and ugly enough to decide what I am using.

Oxalic acid is a "must sign the poisons register" item.

I cannot walk with any blade other than a small penknife, and even then I can be asked to prove I was not intending malicious use.

Sooo all in all, if a lamp has one bulb holder, there are thought police that say you must only ever have one bulb in there, luckily they don't yet prevail.

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2 hours ago, kgg said:

I purchased them from Amazon.ca ($14 CA) but they are also available off Amazon.com about $14 US. If you go to Amazon do a search for " 5 in 1 light socket adapter ". Different shapes and styles are there. I find them coupled with what IKEA calls a " work / wall light " works really good. I use a " work / wall light " clamped to the back of my sewing table and a magnetic led on the sewing machine as well.

kgg

Thanks!  Found several styles, now just to decide on bar or cluster.

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I feel your pain, in Canada we are to becoming a nanny state as compared to what it use be like 20 years ago. I understand your problems may change with the EU exit thing hopefully for the better.

kgg

For me the cluster worked best.

kgg

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Didn't know they made those, might check one out. My only worry is with these new LED bulbs is over lighting, if I glance up from my work and my eyes cross the path of an LED bulb I can't see anything but a prismatic spray for a good 30 seconds. I also can't thread a needle under super bright light, it's weird, too dim and I miss a few times but too bright and I can't even see the eye of the needle. What I've been doing to stop this is regardless of what luminaire I use I shield the bulbs and use matte white surface to reflect the light back onto the project I'm working on. It's not much light loss at close range and it stops the blinding effect of LED bulbs. 

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I haven't found that yet but is a major consideration. Maybe moving the swing arm fixture up and out of the way as I need is helping.

kgg

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