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Looking for a good LED lathe light

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For general turning, I have a 100 watt daylight equivalent LED bulb in one of those spring loaded work lights mounted on an arm above the lathe. Last year I bought the KJR Beacon Lathe Lamp from Craft Supply. It's the same one Woodturners Wonders sells. The bright white light from this lamp really emphasizes all the high spots on the work piece.
 

Bill Boehme

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Bill. I tried to check the link but it is not working....

I just checked again and found this link to the Keystone LED lights that I have. The brightness has increased to 5000 lumens and it is currently on sale for $24.99. I bought their 10,000 lumen LED Corn Bulb, but it is actually too bright for my little shop.
 

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Check out Woodturners Wonders . Ken has several good lights and all that searching for cheap that does not do the job will be saved, been there done that. https://woodturnerswonders.com/
I second Gerald's idea. ken Rizza has the best lights. I have 2 of them. However, nothing beats walking out to the sun to look for scratches... I swear either the sun scratches some of my pieces or on my way to the house, to show the wife what I made gets somehow scratched...
 

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I just checked again and found this link to the Keystone LED lights that I have. The brightness has increased to 5000 lumens and it is currently on sale for $24.99. I bought their 10,000 lumen LED Corn Bulb, but it is actually too bright for my little shop.
Do you have to wear sunglasses with the 10.000 Lumen?
 
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I have an Aurora from Woodturners Wonders which has provided good light and functionality adjusting it to the work. It is far superior to a similar lamp from Amazon that failed due to the power supply issue. I can attest to the great customer service I have experienced in dealing with Ken. He is fully committed to delivering GREAT customer service and quality products.
 
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