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Hello, I work in lighting and I find that old school lamp with a adjustable neck fitted with a 100 cree LED A19 daylight 5000k bulb works well for me. I can adjust it at any location to get the right angle of light. WE have 4000 lumens bulb with standard socket that I want to try but I am afraid it may light up the entire house.

 

HI -

 

I retrofitted this old lamp with twin LED tubes, a bit expensive compared to using an A19 bulb, but it works a heck of a lot better than it did with the original twin flourescents.

 

Cheers!

 

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Im still in the process of trying bulbs. I like daylight 5000k minimum 100 watt any brand will suffice. I also like phillips 100 but they are pricey. Can you adjust that lamp to see at any angle.If you can that might be a better choice.

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The lamp is adjustable, you can move it into just about any position you want. And yeah, the box on the left is a fake Gerstner from Costco, the boxes on the right are cheapie unfinished boxes from Michael's crafts that I finished and lined with felt to (sort of) match the toolbox. 

 

Cheers!

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Update:

Well I'm back off holiday and have now had a chance to take a look at the lamp.

I tested the strip of LEDs that apparently failed and they all work individually. But agitating the first led in the failed strip caused them all to come on. So i re-soldered that LED to the plate and all is well again.

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Geo 

 

How do you think this lamp will compare to the one you posted. I was about to buy it when they raised the price $40 after I showed interest and sent a question asking if it was available in 110V. 

So I decided to look at other options. 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L6PWMN6/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=16BLQ4Z4HEAFL&coliid=I2J4T881CDTNSJ

 

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Without actually trying one, I cannot comment.  

All I can suggest is that you read the reviews and make up your own mind.  Sorry not to be much help with this, but without first hand knowledge, I don't want to recommend something that you may not like.

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Geo 

 

How do you think this lamp will compare to the one you posted. I was about to buy it when they raised the price $40 after I showed interest and sent a question asking if it was available in 110V. 

So I decided to look at other options. 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L6PWMN6/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=16BLQ4Z4HEAFL&coliid=I2J4T881CDTNSJ

 

There's no way to pivot the light in the horizontal plane ie it's always facing straight down.

Sent from my Honor 5c

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21 minutes ago, ro63rto said:

There's no way to pivot the light in the horizontal plane ie it's always facing straight down.

Sent from my Honor 5c

Yep... That's the only thing I didn't like,but I am wondering if it is that much of a factor. 

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1 hour ago, Geo said:

Without actually trying one, I cannot comment.  

All I can suggest is that you read the reviews and make up your own mind.  Sorry not to be much help with this, but without first hand knowledge, I don't want to recommend something that you may not like.

I Guess I should play it safe and go with the one you did like. Although gambling is what I do best :)  

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Mine arrived today :) 

32243374001_cf6c76d3b0_k.jpgDSC04794 by Micky Aldridge, on Flickr

Having checked they work, I'm happy to report they do indeed work, however, with my old set up, I had my tubed lamps plugged into a remote control power lead extension, and I could easily switch on each lamp remotely, these LED lights on't allow for this due to not having a physical on/off switch.

Having press button micro switches, not only do I now need to switch each lamp on physically, the previous light setting brightness level is not stored, and therefore, not only does one have to switch each lamp on via the lamp's control panel, I will need to set each lamp's brightness each and every morning,  Oh humbug.

That said, I'm quite impressed with them thus far.

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I use one of these as I don't have much room, and it was so cheap that I thought I'd take the risk. Lights well, though construction is quite flimsy:

 

http://www.iconiclights.co.uk/industrial-style-linea-led-clamp-on-adjustable-desk-lamp-with-included-bulb.html?gclid=CO6XqrGHztECFQsTGwodzpAEpw

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I'm a bit of a lamp guy, apart from my new LED work lights, I also have these two in my unboxing, and packaging area.

Halogen is actually used to age dials.  Anglepoise is a 1950's light that I love.

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I've heard good things about this Arbe lamp and I was set to buy one, but I got laid off on New Year's eve. So I used some scrap plywood to make an arm for a light I built a while back. It has 6 strips of 36 SMD 5630 leds each. The arm is a bit ugly, but I'll try and pretty it up a bit. I got a chance to use it for the first time today. For the money, it meets my needs nicely.

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Thank you, SSTEEL. I appreciate it.

21 hours ago, SSTEEL said:

Sorry to hear you lost your job, Don. :(

Great creativity there though with your lamp, impressive use of wood, and LEDS. :thumbsu:

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16 hours ago, ro63rto said:

Don, did you mount the LED strips onto aluminium strips to help dissipate heat during long usage sessions?

Sent from my Honor 5c
 

The leds are pre-mounted on an aluminum strip and that is inserted into a channel with fins that I guess is a heat sink of sort. Here's a pic from the seller's site.

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