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Old 07-02-2014, 03:16 PM
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FLY TYING LAMP - Recommendations

After a hiatus of several years, Iím in the process of setting up a new fly tying station/desk in my home. While I have much of my old gear available that will be put back into service, for some reason (i.e. grandkids), I canít find my old lamp. Accordingly, Iím looking at my options.

My previous lamp had been a Giraffe lamp that I believe is still available - http://www.giraffelamps.com/fly.htm

It was a very good lamp, but expensive and created a bunch of heat. One of the things Iíd like to explore is the use of a LED bulb for cool light and long service life. My last trip to Home Depot found several smaller LED replacement bulbs for normal incandescent lights.

Any recommendations for retrofitting a regular lamp to LED or a lamp specifically designed as an LED fly tying lamp would be appreciated.

Thanks;

Jeff
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:57 AM
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I have been using a McKenzie light with the halogen bulb for 10+ years.

I love it but it has a few downsides:
Heat- Halogen bulb is hot
power supply is heavy - I often travel with flytying kit

I am looking at two options
First is this "flashlight" adapter. I am considering it because I think LEDs will continue to improve and costs will come waaay down in the next few years. This is a $25 dollar solution that also works great for travel.
https://catalog.theflyshop.com/produ...l762o5nabcnvk7

2nd option -I like the daylight lamps - they are still pricey- Craft store sales are probably the way to buy one at a reasonable price
Here is what I am talking about
https://catalog.theflyshop.com/produ...l762o5nabcnvk7

One of several Hobby Lobby options
http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/...k-lamp-918599/

Good luck
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:04 PM
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I have been using a McKenzie light with the halogen bulb for 10+ years.

I love it but it has a few downsides:
Heat- Halogen bulb is hot
power supply is heavy - I often travel with flytying kit

I am looking at two options
First is this "flashlight" adapter. I am considering it because I think LEDs will continue to improve and costs will come waaay down in the next few years. This is a $25 dollar solution that also works great for travel.
https://catalog.theflyshop.com/produ...l762o5nabcnvk7

2nd option -I like the daylight lamps - they are still pricey- Craft store sales are probably the way to buy one at a reasonable price
Here is what I am talking about
https://catalog.theflyshop.com/produ...l762o5nabcnvk7

One of several Hobby Lobby options
http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/...k-lamp-918599/

Good luck
Thanks Baiter for the great info. I see several options that could work very well.
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:23 AM
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:56 PM
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Direct light is good for when your doing things in detail. But I also find that having the room as bright as possible helps alot. My wife doesn't really care for it but I have fluorescent light bars hanging over my work station. Then I have just a swing style lamp mounted to the side of the table that I can swing over when I do detailed work.
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:32 AM
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boycott Hobby Lobby.
Why ?
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:30 PM
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Cuz paying for your own mistakes is for suckers.
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:06 PM
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I have been using a McKenzie light with the halogen bulb for 10+ years.

I love it but it has a few downsides:
Heat- Halogen bulb is hot
power supply is heavy - I often travel with flytying kit

I am looking at two options
First is this "flashlight" adapter. I am considering it because I think LEDs will continue to improve and costs will come waaay down in the next few years. This is a $25 dollar solution that also works great for travel.
https://catalog.theflyshop.com/produ...l762o5nabcnvk7

2nd option -I like the daylight lamps - they are still pricey- Craft store sales are probably the way to buy one at a reasonable price
Here is what I am talking about
https://catalog.theflyshop.com/produ...l762o5nabcnvk7

One of several Hobby Lobby options
http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/...k-lamp-918599/

Good luck
Try Fry's Electronics, they have table lamps with a magniyfying lens and a L.E.D. type bulb for around $25. I have one and i like it a lot.
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:23 AM
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Cuz paying for your own mistakes is for suckers.
Seems pretty simple to me. If you don't want your Boss having any say in your HC coverage don't expect him to pay for it.
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