How to choose the right magnifying lamp for you
Choosing a magnifying lamp will likely depend on a few different aspects, the most important being the type of work you plan on using it for. The lamp that suits the needle worker may not suit the model engineer. To begin narrowing down your choice, there are a few questions you'll need to ask yourself.
What type of lighting will I work under?
While all magnifying lamps will provide a light, it's up to you which type and strength of light is right for you. An LED magnifying lamp will typically provide white light, and is more energy efficient. If the natural light in your workspace varies throughout the day, you can find adjustable magnifying lamps to control the amount of light you work under. When a night light just won't do, you'll want your magnifying lamp fit with just enough light to make working at night easy and comfortable.
Do I want my magnifying lamp on the floor or on a surface?
Magnifying lamps are typically built to stand on the floor or sit on a surface, such as a desk, and your workspace will determine which is right for you. If you work on a large desk with plenty of space, a desk lamp might be the right choice for you. These lamps are typically smaller and easier to move. If you're a bit short on desk space, a floor-standing magnifying lamp will keep your valuable workspace free.
Do I need any specific accessories?
While many people will find that their work doesn't require any special add-ons, some hobbies or professions would benefit from a few specific accessories available on some magnifying lamps and LED magnifying lamps. The handiest of these accessories is the addition of a tray, made to hold small pieces. The model engineer might find this especially helpful for projects that include many different parts. You can also find lamps with an attached clip attached for instructions or pictures.
After asking yourself these questions, head to eBay to choose the perfect magnifying lamp to fit your needs.