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JAFD2603 Jul 2024 7:42 p.m. PST

Salutations !

About 8 years ago, I purchased a swing-arm magnifier lamp, clearance at local art supply shop, 4 1/2" diameter magnifying glass surrounded by 8" florescent tube.

Well, the lamp's attachment to the bracket clamping onto the workbench is victim of wear and metal fatigue, and methinks a replacement is in order.

Anyone who's acquired such a lamp recently, I'd like to hear your thoughts and evaluations. Thanks, very much !

JimDuncanUK04 Jul 2024 4:31 a.m. PST

I had cosy chat with my optician and got him to craft me prescription glasses with a very close focal point.

I only need a good natural light LED lamp thereafter.

JimDuncanUK04 Jul 2024 7:42 a.m. PST

I use this lamp, no magnifier required as glasses as above are fine for detailed figure painting.


wpilon05 Jul 2024 12:01 p.m. PST

I use this one


Old Contemptible07 Jul 2024 2:27 a.m. PST

This lamp has made it possible for me to start painting again. It is the best painting lamp that I have ever owned.


DHautpol09 Jul 2024 7:12 a.m. PST

I've been using the same approach as Jim Duncan for many years now. I could never get used to painting underneath the magnifying glass whilst looking through it from above.

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