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).


  1. Yup. I've had one for about 6 months now -- I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!

  2. Yup, I've had mine for about 6 months and I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

  3. It is funny, but I could see the first one better, lol.
    I am sensitive to light, so i prefer low light, but sometimes I do miss details that way;)


  4. Wow, I never thought to get one of those. I do have a different kind, that turns on when you open it, it has the long life bulb also.

    Great idea.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  6. I am amazed that you would want it. The Bernina has a wrap around daylight tube to give clean even daylight that is not yellow and will nt tire your eyes. Now you have harsh light and a horrible black shadow right where you need to line your fabric up with the quarter inch foot. It would be impossible for free motion work.


  7. Jenny,
    I don't know about the Bernina "daylight tube"... can you tell me about it? And I have been using the Bright Light when I do free-motion work, and really like it!

  8. Oh, that is very cool! I just moved my studio to the basement and the lighting isn't that great. This would be terrific. Definitely going on my wish list!


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