Your sewing area is so much more than just your needle and thread, it also includes the space around your sewing machine and your working area. Good lighting in your sewing spot can decrease eye strain and tiredness, helping you sew for even more extended periods of time. Winning!
Ever worked on something super small, like embroidery? Little things that require fine threads to give a balanced look to your embroidery? Then your lighting is absolutely essential!
Let’s discuss why good lighting is an absolute necessity, especially for those who are in the market for good stitching light. We’re also talking to those of you who don’t realize just yet that their lighting might not be adequate.
Low Light – Sew What?
Today, thanks to modern technology, we have a plethora of good lighting options available on the market for every budget. Your eyes deserve excellent light! You’ve only got two of them, after all.
While working in dim light conditions doesn’t necessarily make your vision worse (even though that’s what Mom and Dad always said when they caught you reading in a dim room), it can cause eye strain and tire out your eyes.
And when it comes to embroidery or other crafts that require concentration and strained vision, often we don’t realize what we’re not seeing, because of our low lighting conditions.
Ever found yourself looking at your embroidery and thinking “Why does it look so crooked?” or “Why is my spacing off?” or “Why is the fabric visible behind those stitches? I thought I covered that area completely!” We’re here to tell you that you need better lighting!
Good lighting in your sewing area will help you concentrate on your task for a prolonged time while dodging stress to your eyes. You may already be suffering from fatigued eyes and not even realize it! Straining to see your sewing project without proper light, direct glare from a light bulb in your field of vision, or looking at a focused bright area of light in a dark room can cause symptoms of eye fatigue.
These symptoms can include a headache, sore neck and shoulders, blurred vision and even increased difficulty in concentrating on your work.
Lighting Solutions for Different Situations
When you invest in a light, consider the following questions:
Will the light be in a permanent spot, or will I need to move it around?
If the light will be in a permanent spot, it’s okay to have one with a heavy base. If it’s in your living room, do you need it to be decorative, or is it okay if it’s just functional?
Do you want a floor light? Or do you work permanently near a table where a table light will work best?
What’s my budget?
I often find that it’s more sensible to spend a little more for the betterlight that will last longer or fulfil all my needs (now and in the future), rather than spend less this month or year, only to have to replace my purchase eventually.
Brightech offer magnifying lamps that are perfect for both work and hobbies. The Brightech Lightview Pro LED Magnifying Clamp Lamp was designed for anyone who needs to focus on a project close-up or anyone with vision problems such as ageing eyes or macular degeneration. This lamp boasts a 5-inch diameter lens that will bring hard to see details into clear, sharp focus. It magnifies up to 225% magnification without getting hot so that you can enjoy your work and hobbies with joy and ease.
This amazing lamp also significantly reduces eye strain and is ideal for anyone who strains their eyes to see words on a page or for projects that require small pieces to focus on, such as embroidery, sewing or quilting projects, because it magnifies and provides light without glare.
The 5-inch diameter lens with a 9-inch focal range brings renewed clarity to reading papers, doing cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, bead work, sewing or other hobbies that require small pieces. This magnifier lamp also works well on electronic devices such as a Kindle, mobile phones, or even your iPad!
The detachable mobility and adjustability of this lamp make it ideal for work or hobbies.
Lightview Pro Magnifier
The Lightview Pro Magnifier LED Magnifying Floor Lamp is perfect for the avid reader, hobbyist, restorer, or collector who just needs a way to bring the smaller details into clearer light, or for anyone who suffers from vision impairments of any kind. This lamp will help you bring anything into focus, and will make it easier for you to do the things you love.
Its flexible neck and sturdy base allow you to move the lamp with ease into the position of your choosing. The adjustable pole that is included with the lamp allows you to adjust the height of the head for a greater usage range. Perhaps over your bed or favorite chair so that you can sit in comfort as you read or work.
The energy saving LED light built in to the Lightview Pro allows you to keep the light on for hours without running up the electricity bill or overheating. That’s just the beginning of the power of LED. Because of how efficient it is, it uses far less power and energy than incandescent or halogen lamps, and has a much longer lifespan than them too, (15-20 years!) so you will never have to replace the bulb.
Pair that with the genuine diopter glass magnifying lens, and you can’t go wrong. The light from the LEDs work together with the lens to provide incredible benefit and make details crisper and easier to see, without being too harsh or glaring.
Magnifying Glass Clamp Lamp: Daylight Bright Lighted Lens
The Lightview Pro Magnifier LED Magnifying Floor Lamp Clamp Edition is perfect for professional, leisure, or hobby use. It helps illuminate and magnify fine print and small details, so it’s great for repairs or handiwork, hobbies, and fine arts, just to name a few ways it can brighten up your life!
The lens can bring an entire page into focus so that you don’t have to constantly move it around once you’ve positioned it how you like it. The lamp comes with a sturdy clamp that allowing you to attach it easily to a desk, drawing table, shelf, sewing table, or workbench without leaving an indent so that you don’t have to worry about ruining your furniture. When you clamp this lamp is to furniture, it is easy to adjust and stays firmly attached so that it will not topple onto your work or projects.
This amazing lamp also has an integrated long-lasting LED light that doesn’t produce heat like the halogen or incandescent lighting of traditional floor lamps and won’t overheat, even if the lamp is left on for hours. Just a few taps of the touch sensor buttons and you can adjust the brightness level and the light color to achieve the perfect lighting for your work or projects.
Lightview Pro 3 in 1
The Lightview Pro 3-in-1 Edition by Brightech was designed to bring you even more benefits than ever before! It’s the perfect choice for ageing eyes and for use for any occasion, including professional, leisure, or hobby use. This lamp will help you illuminate and magnify fine print and small details, so it’s great for repairs or handiwork, hobbies, and fine arts, just to name a few ways it can brighten up your life!
The lens on this lamp can help you bring an entire page into focus so that you don’t have to constantly move it around once you’ve positioned it how you like it. The base is weighted to provide you the necessary tension to stabilize and hold the head in place wherever you position it.
The Lightview Pro Rolling Base XL Edition: The Widest Lens Yet
The Lightview Pro Rolling Base XL Edition, is the perfect choice for ageing eyes and for use for professional, leisure, or hobby use. Crafters, clock makers, jewelers, and more can all bask in its glow. It helps illuminate and magnify fine print and small details, so it’s great for repairs or handiwork, hobbies, and fine arts, just to name a few ways it can brighten up your life!
This lamp boasts an impressive adjustable arm and ball-and-socket joint at the base of the head that lets you angle the head to focus the light specific to your purpose, or move it out of the way when you don’t need it. The arms and base are strong and sturdy enough to hold the lamp in place at whatever angle you need it, but the rolling base allows you to move the lamp easily from room to room as needed, without the hassle and strain that moving heavier pieces normally cause.
Natural daylight offers one of the best sources of light in a room. Make sure to keep direct sunlight away from your sewing machine and supplies as the ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can damage fabric, threads, and even your machine over time (Erika Mulvenna).