Well my friends, my hubby bought me the most incredible light! I don’t know what you have on your stamp desk right now but this lamp is incredible! Of course you can adjust the intensity, but the AWESOME part is that you can change the TEMPERATURE of the light to a color spectrum that is best for whatever you are doing. Want a warmer more yellow light, voila, want it cooler and bluer, just keep adjusting. Freaking amazing technology!
The bottom button is for intensity and on off, top button for temp.
Yes! This lamp is also called a “full spectrum” and can be used for light therapy because the default temp is daylight.
Jerry B. Actually I haven’t had any time to start my inventory as I’m busy pruning - trading, doing Stamporama auctions and consigning material to a European EBay auction agent. AND - the house is still in total disarray. Friday they are tearing out the tile floor in the bathroom. Oh boy! Glad I have earplugs! The kitchen is at the other end of the house - good time to soak stamps, make Xmas cookies and work on my cookbook.
But thanks for asking! I will definitely be using Google sheets. I’ve gotten familiar with it using it to log all my trades.
Last night I was using the flashlight function on my phone. I was in the living room going through an old album while my wife was watching tv and she had the lights turned off so she could enjoy the Christmas tree. It was awkward. At one point I think I actually held the phone in my teeth.
I bought an OTT-LITE a few years back. It's quite good. Most stamps here though have no varieties in shade. I get the basic sets, and pretty much leave it at that. Not that I have very many pre-Admirals in my collection anyway.
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I do not use any special lamp. Just an ordinary desk lamp with a bulb that is bright and clear enough for me to see well. I do not spend much time looking at details. When I do find something that appears tp be a shade variation I have a look using na light. I do not get much natural light in my work space. I tend to do most work in evenings so the chance to work with natural light is slim. This works for me. If necesrry I may have to make changes if my interest turn more to colour issues.
I am lucky to have my main stamp desk in front of a north facing window so I get that nice indirect light.And, Of course natural lighting is best, but as my eyes have gotten older, I need a brighter light. Yup, gonna need cataract surgery eventually.
And yes, a regular lamp works just fine, but it’s fun to have the latest high tech “toys” to play with. Hubby loves reading about spiffy new tech, so I’m often the lucky recipients of these clever doodads.
My new profile pic is my Irish Captain Jack, the withdrawn issue, which was my best kiloware find ever!
I have the the Ott Light but it is is not something you use for a work area like a desk lamp. It is fine for small detail work.
I will add I will use 3 lights when mounting stamps. I like lots of light too so light is interesting at 4000 lumens. The brightest LED desk light is around 1200 lumens. Reading the small text in a Scott catalog requires lots of light for my eyes.
I have a daylight LED bulb but do not like it for general use. I have a lamp I use for supplemental light and have use 3 different bulbs - daylight, normal output, and brighter output. I tend to use the brighter bulb. I was considering using a spare dimmer I have to adjust brightness depending on mood.
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i have the spring arm light with magnifying lens* in the middle with a 6500K fluorescent, and all my room lighting is LED (also 6500K)
*which isn't that useful
when they are all turned on it's a bright little r m!
Well, since I sit on my couch for work, I have changed out the light in the lamp next to me. It is a 6000 lumen, 6500K color , corn bulb. It is nice and bright to work with. I always have plenty of light when working on stamps, since my eyes are old and getting worse every year. LOL.
But, I also have a "spring arm light with magnifying lens* in the middle with a 6500K fluorescent", which is the floor model, on rolling base.
I do have a Natural Light "Ott Lite" but it is in other room being used by the wife for beading this week.
Thanks to philatelia , I got interested in a new light and since my sister was looking for a gift idea, I told her about one I found on amazon.com. It arrived yesterday.
It is a 2200 lumen LED with 4 brightness settings. The lighting is whiter (not sure CRI, etc). My primary goal was wider dispersion of light and multiple settings. I also like it for is versatility (articulating arm).