Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hooray for the Bendable Bright Light


I just purchased and installed a Bendable Bright Light, and I am loving it! The Bendable Bright Light has an energy-efficient LED that provides 100,000 hours of light. (That means you could use it about 12 hours a day for 20 years before the bulb burned out.) It comes with an 8-foot power cord. I mounted mine on the side of my machine. You simply attach the mounting bracket using the adhesive 3M squares included, and slide in the circular base of the light. You can purchase additional mounting brackets if you have other machines and want to move the light from one to the other.

Along the back of my machine, I used the little clips provided, with more adhesive squares, to string the cord along and out of my way: 


It was very easy to install. And the best part is that it makes the area under the presser foot so much brighter! It might be hard to see in these photos, but it really makes a huge difference. 
Here’s a photo showing my machine turned on, with its light only:

And here’s a photo with both my machine’s light and the Bendable Bright Light:


You can see how much more light it provides if you look at the shadow cast by the foot in the photo above, compared to the other photo. 

It is very easy to position exactly where you need it because it has a long, flexible arm. It would be wonderful for beaders, embroiderers, and other crafters, and anyone with aging eyes.

This light retails for $49.95, but I found it online for less ($27.95 at Quilting-Warehouse.com).