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LED Bench Light


#1

OK, I think I’ve got this posting thing down now. My original query about LED bench lights came out under “Sharpening Pliers.”

I wanted to share I decided on an LED bench lightsnd I’m very pleased with my decision.

Here is the light I decided on:

Phive LK-1 Metal Architect Swing Arm LED Desk Lamp / Table Lamp with Clamp (Eye-Care Technology, Dimmable, 6-Level Dimmer / 4 Lighting Modes with Touch Control, Memory Function) Task Light https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EZJUFN8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_6BgsAbBZMQZAX

It has four deferent color temperatures and adjustable brightness. And the quality of construction is top notch.

Rick


#2

A question for Rick about the light.
How often do you change the position of the lamp over your work bench?
My bench has good natural sun light most morning but then I would need the
lamp.
This means I would be swinging it back and forth several times a day and
worry if the
lamp changes angles easily and often without breaking.
Thanks for the suggestion, perfect timing.

Sharron…in sunny central Mexico where I also like to work at night


#3

Sharon,

Since my bench is in a windowless garage I rarely change my work light’s position.

I will say however the Phive brand light seems to be of very good quality and comes with its own wrenches to adjust all the pivot points.

Rick


#4

I am having this lamp for 6 years.

I think you can get them from jewellery supply stores in many countries. Different brands but it its always the same lamp. Made in china but quality i quite good.
6500k white 14watt tubes gives strong white color. Lamp stand is stable yet you can easily change lamp position.
Overall it is very good lamp for this money.

I would like to ask how many lights are you using at your bench? Only one or more?


#5

“For Your Information”, why are there two tubes on some benches lights…and
then some have three?
Did you know that the bulbs flicker generally at “16 cycles/times per
second”. Never just get one bulb, as your eyes will pick up the pulsating
cycles, unknown to you & give you eye-strain or headaches…YUK!
The second bulb cancels out the first pulsating bulb…to a point!! The
third bulb cancels out all of the two, then you can work for hours on end
with no ill effects!

*Gerry Lewy *
Toronto.

  • (905) 886-5961 *

#6

Hi Rick,

One of the things I’ve noticed with my LEDs is it’s very difficult seeing mild firescale on sterling. When I chose these replacement bulbs, I picked “daylight” (vs. warm white or bright white) for the color. Have you found having the four different color temps on this task light help with seeing imperfections like firescale?

Thanks,
Alec


#7

Alec,

I’ll have to confess I’ve yet to work under my light. I’ll have to check out the color temperature for seeing firescale when I do.

I generally discover firescale when I’m polishing. My buffer has incandescent light bulbs.

Rick


#8

Yeah, I generally discover it once I’ve carefully posed a piece and taken photos. :slight_frown:

But seriously, and on topic, I’ve been wondering about this awhile now, and I’m curious about what lighting is best to make firescale visible.


#9

You can easily see firescale when you put your object on clean white surface like sheet of paper. Light helps but I think what is reflecting on your subject matters most.


#10

Greetings, lamp sounds great use a “3” myself great for soldering also. But if there is not a defuser covering the tubes then those rows of little globes will make every thing twinkle and drive you crazy.
John S


#11

John,

The light I purchased does have a diffuser so one less thing to drive me crazy.

Rick


#12

6500K is blue.
3100K-4500K is generally considered the closest to a clean white.

Janet in Jerusalem