Lighting – It’s Cool Tool Monday!

Cool Tool Monday – lighting! Today I want to share a little about lighting in my quilt cave. More on that in just a bit.

One of the highlights of last week was meeting Vicky of Vicky’s Crafts and Quilting. We’ve gotten to know one another online through our blogs, and found out we only live an hour apart. We enjoyed a day of shopping and chatting. It was a delightful day. Thanks to Vicky, I have something to share with you for Cool Tool Monday.

I don’t get to IKEA much, so it was fun to stroll through on a quiet Tuesday afternoon. Vicky pointed out this neat little lamp and, for ten bucks, I decided to give it a try. It’s my Cool Tool Monday item.

There is a reason I call my quilt room the quilt cave. The lighting isn’t too bad during a bright sunny day, but on rainy days like we’ve been having, it can be difficult to see. I hadn’t planned on buying any lighting, but this looked like something that would really be helpful.

This little lamp is easy to assemble. The base is nice and hefty, with a nice grip so it doesn’t slide around. The neck on the lamp is a nice length, so it doesn’t get in the way of my sewing projects. The cord is a great length as well, a little over 6 feet.

The beam of the light is nice and bright. It really works well for close-up work, such as ripping out stitches. I can also get it right down by my sewing foot if I need to, for extra light. The neck is long enough that I can get it close to my sewing foot, but it doesn’t get in the way. It also has a handy little on/off switch on the cord.

Here’s a picture of my sewing with the light off.

Cool Tool Monday - lighting

And here’s one with. I purposely took them at night to show the brightness of the lamp.

Cool Tool Monday - lighting

It’s my Cool Tool of the week.

I’m linking up today with Beth from Cooking Up Quilts. Have a great week, everyone!


7 thoughts on “Lighting – It’s Cool Tool Monday!”

  1. That looks like a great little lamp. I’m always looking for lights because I don’t think it can ever be bright enough in my room. It’s wonderful that you got to meet Vicky in person – how cool was that??

  2. I almost got that lamp, and now I have been thinking of ordering it. Bonnie Hunter (quiltville) has shown hers dozens of times and she brings it with her in her suitcase when she travels and has raved about it dozens of times.

  3. Thanks for the shout out!! I am so glad that lamp works for you also, I had mine on yesterday and will today also with this darn gloomy weather:(

  4. I have one of these lamps as well. I use it in my living room at night as I work on my applique. It works really well. I get light just where I need it.

  5. Isn’t it amazing how such a small lamp can put out so much light? LEDs have come a long way. I have one that clamps onto a shelf and also has that nice bendable gooseneck to position it just so.

    How fun that you got to meet Vicki in person and go shopping!

  6. Thank you for posting about this lamp. I have the clamp on version and it would be much better if I used it rather than keep it stored in my travel bag! Glad you had such a good time with Vicki. I enjoy meeting folks in person that I know on line.

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