Thursday, February 14, 2013

UberLight ~Happy Valentine’s Day To Me!

I’ve been hearing on the radio all week about the price of a dozen roses. They say, anywhere from $70 to $80. I told my sweetie, “Do NOT buy me anything for Valentine’s Day!” He asked, ‘Why?’ I told him because if he bought me expensive flowers, I would have to hurt him! I also said that just going out having a fun day with him was gift enough, and besides, I already got a nicer gift for the same amount of money that flowers would cost.

I finally found a nice, bright, sturdy lamp to put on my quilting frame, and I am very excited! I bought an UberLight 8000 LED task light. It uses 28, 99% energy efficient LED’s, and has a honeycomb lens cover that reduces glare from the light fixture.

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It clamps nicely out of the way, to the handlebar frame behind the machine.

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This picture shows my machine with no lights on at all, except the overhead light in the room.

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This picture shows the sewing machine with it’s light on, as well as my overhead track lights on. You can barely see that the machine light is on at all.

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Here the machine is with the new UberLight on. Smile

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The clamp lamp on the handlebar in this photo is what I replaced. Although it worked well for many years, it was hard to keep in place. I wrapped a piece of hot water pipe insulation around the top of the ‘handlebar’ and clamped the lamp to the ‘bulk’, as there was nowhere else to clamp it. A lot of times, the lamp would rotate ‘down’ and the housing of the lamp would jiggle against the top of the sewing machine. It has left a scratch or imperfection in the paint of my sewing machine. Sad smile

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I do hope this one will be much better. Red heart

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope it is wonderful for each and every one of you!


Designer Jules said...

There is nothing like great light. Enjoy.

Deborah Hamilton said...

That is a wonderful Valentine gift. It makes a difference to have a good work light. I got a DVD for Valentine's Day. It's Persuasion, my favorite Jane Austen movie. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

That corgi :) said...

I like the light! Seems like a good improvement too!

Wow, that's a lot for flowers that will eventually have to be thrown away. Definitely the light is a better choice :)


Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

That is a fantastic light!

Happy Valentine's Day. =)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Light makes such a difference. Have fun with it.

Carol said...

Wonderful and such a practical gift. We are similar. When we first married, P sent me a dozen red roses. He meant well,but we really did not have "two nickels to rub together." After thirty-seven years of marriage, I receive a card.

Packrat said...

Perfect gift! Flowers are wonderful, but they don't last.


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