Hi Jim,, I have never spent more than five US dollars for any kind of
bench light, I shop at local thrift store (second hand) They seem to
have an endless supply of swing arm lamps of the very kind most
You have probably already discovered that jewelry supply catalogues
sell them for MUCH more. These plentiful lamps can be found mostly in
the incandescent type but I have also found them in the more
expensive and heavy duty style of fluorescent with magnifying lenses
and sell for incredible amounts!
Due to the abundance of used lamps in thrift stores, I have a studio
fully and sufficiently lighted with them, at every work station and
corner. If one should fail, I have spares, Heck of a good deal!
When they have some of the mounting hardware missing,, no problem! I
just took my hole saw ($10 a set at Harbor Freight) and cut a hole to
mount it in.
This is how I acquired my 5 wheel swivel, pneumatic chairs, both
short and tall, for the studio.. price there, $10 highest!
Haha, call me cheap,, but I love a good bargain, and have prided
myself in finding the best ones to enable me to put together my
studio, Good grief,, with an easy $30,000 in an almost complete
studio, I saw no point in spending anything that was not absolutely