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10-28-2021 01:53 PM

I wanted to put this in the reviews section but there is no “lighting” category so since I bought this light to use on my lathe I put it here. Amazon has other LED lights that are 900 lumen for a much higher price than this, $65~$75 range. This light is 700 lumen and is 20 bucks. It’s plenty bright and highly adjustable with the flexible goose neck and the magnetic base is very powerful and stays right where you adjust it to shine. I have already ordered another one for my band saw and will probably get one for my Ringmaster too. I just thought some of you would be interested in this because so many accessories for woodworking are lack luster and this is really an outstanding product.


In total darkness

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.


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#1 posted 10-28-2021 02:07 PM

Thanks Dave! How about a link, that looks promising :-)

I have been using these on most of my machines for the past couple years. They are really convenient and plenty bright most of the time. It would be nice to have more focused light sometimes though :-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#2 posted 10-28-2021 02:18 PM

I saw those Ken but couldn’t find out how many lumen they were…..here’s the DERSECO>

https://www.amazon.com/DERSECO-Magnetic-Gooseneck-Adsorbable-Repairing/dp/B092JFQKP4/ref=sr_1_3?crid=MHB8H7AJH65Y&dchild=1&keywords=derseco+magnetic+led+light&qid=1635430411&sprefix=derse%2Caps%2C165&sr=8-3

sorry don’t see how to insert a hyperlink :-(

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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#3 posted 10-28-2021 02:30 PM

That seems brighter than the less expensive ones I bought for my bandsaw and drillpress, the price seems acceptable too. I know I’m going to need something with a longer arm and a little more light for my lathe when I get it set how and where I want it.

This is what I bought: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZNR9JCT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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#4 posted 10-28-2021 02:32 PM

I don’t see a lumen rating for them either Dave. They work well for me at all my machines but on some, like my lathe, I use two of them because they don’t light the front and side sufficiently at the same time on larger projects like bowls. But I turn my overhead lights off at night and use them when turning because I like the lighting better and it lets me see the surface condition better. So they’re bright enough to work by as a sole source if that tells you anything :-) I do wish the goosenecks were longer but for $6 each I can’t complain too much…

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#5 posted 10-28-2021 02:34 PM

Those are similar to the ones I have Yeti. Pop those stupid diffusers off there. I don’t know why they put them on. You’ll find it’s much brighter without them. The first few I bought had the diffuser but the larger ones (36 led vs 30) I’ve bought more recently had no diffuser and seemed much brighter. I popped them off the ones that had them and it was much better.

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#6 posted 10-28-2021 02:49 PM

@ yeti I’m really happy with this one and I wonder why those sewing machine lights don’t tout the lumen output? Or did i miss it? Anyway, it kept me from pursuing them even though they have 36 LED’s.

My vision is definitely not what it used to be what with glaucoma and recent cataract surgery but I find the bright white light very helpful, along with a half dozen drug store glasses of varying powers. The last picture of mine above was taken in total darkness.

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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#7 posted 10-28-2021 03:21 PM

Thanks for posting! I need one that I can easily move between drill press and bandsaw now that it’s getting dark so early and I am working later

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#8 posted 10-28-2021 03:56 PM



@ yeti I m really happy with this one and I wonder why those sewing machine lights don t tout the lumen output? ...

- adot45

After a little digging, I estimate that the LEDs in those lights produce about 80-100 lumens/watt. Now, here’s the good part… The description at the top of the Amazon listing say’s they’re 2W, the extended description says they’re 5W and in the reviews somebody says the packaging said they’re 6W. While I’m fairly certain the output is more than 200 lumens, I can’t say that for sure. If I had to take a guess, I’d say the output is 400-500 lumens. If I can find a light around the house later that I know what the luminescence rating is, I’ll try to do a subjective comparison.

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#9 posted 10-28-2021 05:34 PM



If I can find a light around the house later that I know what the luminescence rating is, I ll try to do a subjective comparison.

- HokieKen

You’re saying you don’t the exact make, wattage, and lumens of every bulb in your house? So does that make me a crazy person because I do?

And adot thank you kindly for the review. Last time I was on Amazon looking for a light I think I read to many reviews and got overwhelmed with information. Going to give the one you linked to a try for my band saw.

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#10 posted 10-28-2021 05:39 PM

https://www.amazon.com/Flymmy-Lighting-Workbench-Flexible-Gooseneck/dp/B088YTZ7GZ/ref=asc_df_B088YTZ7GZ/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=459453557892&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11732774442768943232&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9029982&hvtargid=pla-945172333111&psc=1

these sewing machine lights are somewhat small, with only a bout a 12’’ flexible neck.
i have a gaggle of them i’m using on the two drill presses, my mini mill, and all my dillon reloaders, i like them as they so easy to manipulate and move around as needed and really bright.

the one reviewed here is awesome have two on order for the small and large wood lathe
thanks for posting
rj in az

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#11 posted 10-28-2021 05:46 PM

If I can find a light around the house later that I know what the luminescence rating is, I ll try to do a subjective comparison.

- HokieKen

You re saying you don t the exact make, wattage, and lumens of every bulb in your house? So does that make me a crazy person because I do?

And adot thank you kindly for the review. Last time I was on Amazon looking for a light I think I read to many reviews and got overwhelmed with information. Going to give the one you linked to a try for my band saw.

- sansoo22

It was my pleasure sansoo and I hope it helps people…I agree that it can be overwhelming trying to pick anything out from online descriptions…....especially when you get about a million to sort through. I bought two more, one for the band saw to replace a clunky ole florescent one and one for the drill press. I hope the estimate of 50,000 hours of longevity is at least in the ballpark ‘cause I’ll hate it if I have to come back here and say one of mine burned out in a few weeks of use.

And nice to see you back here sannsoo, so sorry for all your turmoil.

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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#12 posted 10-28-2021 06:08 PM


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You re saying you don t the exact make, wattage, and lumens of every bulb in your house? So does that make me a crazy person because I do?

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- sansoo22

No, I don’t. And yes it does ;-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#13 posted 10-28-2021 06:13 PM

I’m always looking for better compact lighting for the shop. Added these to cart for when my HF one’s fail. Thanks for sharing

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#14 posted 11-14-2021 01:05 PM

adot45-

Thanks for posting this…lighting has always been a real sore spot for me…AND…I think these may be an answer for me. I needed better lighting with long goose necks for turning. I ordered some from Amazon.

T

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#15 posted 11-14-2021 01:52 PM



adot45-

Thanks for posting this…lighting has always been a real sore spot for me…AND…I think these may be an answer for me. I needed better lighting with long goose necks for turning. I ordered some from Amazon.

T

- Teesquare

I’ve got to have good lighting too Teesquare and these lights really do the job. The magnetic base is great too.
Let us know how you like em.

-- “Often wrong but never in doubt”. Dave in WV.

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