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Lights, have you

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by John Walls, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. John Walls

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    tried these from Amyzon?

    NATHOME led Garage Light, 216 LEDs 45W(80W Equivalent) Garage Lighting/daylight 5000K
     
  2. Gerald Lawrence

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    Got one of that type in finish and construction area of the shop. It does put out a lot of light. The directional feature is nice to throw light into a corner
     
  3. John Walls

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    Do you think it would be great to use over the lathe? I have a small magnetic base LED, works good for a spot but I would like the whole item turned to be lit up well. I have a 48" LED shoplight about 2 ft above the lathe but it does not light it up like I want.
     
  4. John Torchick

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    Harbor Freight has had 48 inch LED lights for as low as $19.95. Got two for the shop. Like them and got two more for the basement.
     
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  5. Gerald Lawrence

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    Yes I think it would but you will still need a light to illuminate the inside of a bowl when hollowing.
     
  6. Dave Hulett

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    I've been buying honeywell 5k lumen lights for a couple years. 2 pack for $40
     
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    Costco and other stores sell the 4 ft. LED replacement tubes (FEIT is the brand name) for fluorescent lights at well less that $10 per bulb. Also, you can adapt the IKEA gooseneck LED lights for close-in lighting. Here's a couple of images of the IKEA lamps in use. I modified the base of a small IKEA lamp by adding a circular magnet so I could set it on top of the lathe headstock. In the other image I suspended one of the floor lamps (it was on sale) from the ceiling on a pivot so I could position it wherever I needed precise light. These, along with overhead LED shop lights really make a difference, especially when I am sanding and looking for those small scratches.
     

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  8. Lamar Wright

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    These are fantastic lights and I would highly recommend the OP to place one over his lathe. I have four in my shop.
     
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  9. John Hicks

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    I found a 10,000 lumen led for 59.00 online. I'll have to find where it came from and post it. It's right above my lathe.
     
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    I prefer Harbor Freight as I like to browse.
     

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