Sewing is a great craft. And if you’ve been sewing awhile and even if you’ve just started sewing, you know that you need good light to sew. Having good lighting can really help when creating your sewing projects. Because bad lighting can cause you to make mistakes. Like using the wrong thread color or having a hard time threading your sewing needle. Also, it can make you make mistakes in your stitching. And bad light can also cause you to have headaches from eye strain. So, in this post I’m going to show you the 5 best lights you can use.
My personal favorite light is natural lighting. I love to open all the blinds in the room I sew in. I like to have my sewing space in the living room where I have a good-size table. But, I do most of my sewing during the day when the suns out. And I know that not everyone can sewing during the day when the lighting is the best. Or, that sometimes it’s cloudy, so the sunshine’s not bright enough.
But, if you don’t have time to sew during the day and have to sew at night, you’ll need a good light source. Or, maybe your sewing area doesn’t have a large window or maybe no windows at all. And you can’t work in a dark room. So, you’ll need to use a lamp in your sewing area. And you can get artificial light that is really close to natural daylight. There are different kinds of lamps and light bulbs you can use.
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What are the best light bulbs?
To me, LED’s are the absolute best light bulbs.This is my favorite kind of lighting to use. I like that they give off a white light instead of yellow. Because, if I’m trying to take a picture of my project, the yellow light can sometimes distort the color of my cotton fabric I’ve used. LED light bulbs also last a long time. They also don’t get as hot as some other light bulbs can. And plus they’re energy efficient, and give off a bright light.
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1. Sewing Machine Flexible Gooseneck LED Lamp
Now this has a magnetic base to attach to your machine. So, this one would work for a machine with a metal base. I don’t know if this would work for a sewing machine that has a plastic case. But this one would be great if you don’t have that much space in your work area and you need a bright light.
2. Bright LED Floor Lamp
This is a great lamp for a craft room. This Brightech Litespan lamp is a floor light, meaning that you don’t have to find room on your sewing table. That you can set this lamp on the floor next to your sewing table. And it’s also great for other crafts, like embroidery, cross-stitching, knitting, crocheting, and more. You can set this lamp next to your chair and also use it for reading. And the best thing about this lamp is that it has a flexible neck, so you can adjust it to the angle you need. This lamp also comes in five different colors.
3. Table Lamp with Magnifying Glass
This light is great for hand sewing and embroidery. It has a magnifying lens, which is great for the small details. And it has a bright LED light. This is a great desk lamp with a adjustable head. It also has a couple different levels of brightness and five different color temperature.
4. LED Floor Light
Here is another great lamp. This lamp has five brightness levels, so you can adjust to how much light you need. The lamp has a bright LED light and you can adjust the head, so you can get the light where you need. So, that makes the lamp better then some overhead lighting. And using lamp are great for better lighting and help prevent eye fatigue.
5. Led Desk Lamp
Here is another great table light. And this one can be used to charge your phone. Because it has a USB port to plug in your charger. And a desk lamp is a great idea , if your crafting in a large room. Then your can have the light on your table and have it where you need it, right up close to your project. This one also has a adjustable top, so you can point the light where you want it.
All these lamps would be great to create a well-lit sewing room. When buying a lamp there are desk models and floor models, so how do you know which model to buy. It depends on if you have room on your table for a lamp or, you prefer the lamp to be on the floor instead of your desk. It all just depends on preference, because there are great lamp in both models.
And you can also get lamps that have a clip on them. So, you can clip the light securely on your table.
I hope you enjoyed this post about the best sewing lamps you can use. And that you find the best lamp for your work space. If you notice all the lamps in this post are LED lights. That’s because LED light is my favorite type of light.
And one of the lamps has a magnifying glass. Which is great for the tiny detail work. You know like those little embroidery stitches you need to make to finish your embroidery project. Or, knitting with that fingering or lace weight yarn.
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