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While doing DVD-drive surgery this past weekend (don't ask), I realized that...I couldn't see what I was doing! Which led to a frantic household search for a desk lamp, none of which really did the trick (too big, not adjustable, bad light). After the fact, I looked at our online desk light selection and browsed our Chatsworth store. I've come up with these designs that would have helped me, and would make great hobby lamps for electronic buffs or crafters.
First up, an adjustable model with a built-in magnifier. The diopter glass has a 150 percent magnification power, which is handy, and the spring tension arm lets you manuver the light into position. Has a clamp base, which could be a drawback in some situations. Clamp-On Magnifier Desk Lamp
This model is slightly less adjustable, but is more compact and has a regular base. 5x magnifier is not as powerful as the model above, but would have worked just fine for me. I like the brushed steel finish as well. Gooseneck Magnifier Desk Lamp
Finally, this lamp offers a more traditional look, but comes with a hi-tech HDLT (High Definition Lighting Technology) bulb. By Ott-Lite, the bulb offers lighting that's close to natural daylight, so it's great for crafting, working with paint colors, and reading. Ott-Lite Downbridge Desk Lamp.
Let us know what you use for hobby or craft lighting, as well as what you think of these choices!
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