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Joni 01-15-2011 10:54 AM

Light/Magnifier
 
Looking through the Woodworker Magazine, hubby spotted this and ordered it for me:

Rockler LED Work Light with Magnifying Head - Rockler Woodworking Tools

Came yesterday and already in use.

The lights around the Magnifier are cool, but not quite as bright as I thought they would be. BUT, they do illuminate the fly.
I also got the spot light which again, I thought it would be brighter, but it works great to photograph a fly.

It comes with a metal clamp on base and the magnet on the light is unbelievable. I am still trying to break the connection...LOL

The light runs off 3 AAA batteries or it comes with an AC adapter.

All in all, I really like this and it is going to be so much nice to travel with because of its size and weight.

Jimmie 01-15-2011 11:39 AM

Re: Light/Magnifier
 
That looks like a good one. Thank you for showing us that. Good find for Mojo.

Frank Whiton 01-15-2011 01:49 PM

Re: Light/Magnifier
 
OK Joni, you win. You have way more toys than I do.:rolleyes:

Frank

Joni 01-15-2011 02:12 PM

Re: Light/Magnifier
 
LOL....I guess I am a little spoiled. This was with good cause though. The light and Magnifier I use is this one:

Fly Tying Desk Light / Daylight Table Top Light and Magnifier -- Orvis

It is awesome, but to do shows, the base weighs a ton!!!!! And is bulky. I am doing more and more shows, not to mention, tying on trips in the trailer.

Oh, I also bought some new glasses with small lights on the side.


Plus stylish.....black with pink polka dots, he, he, he

Glen Wright 01-15-2011 02:37 PM

Re: Light/Magnifier
 
Yep Mojo did good! This is funny I was planning on posting this light today as one of my Fly Fishing club's members sent everyone a email with that same link. Speaking of Mojo I haven't seen him around these parts much. I hope all is well!

Frank Whiton 01-15-2011 02:43 PM

Re: Light/Magnifier
 
Hi Joni,

I have the Giraffe light and magnifier. This is really heavy. The magnifier is 5" diameter.

Frank

http://www.giraffelamps.com/images/girdesk3.jpg

http://www.giraffelamps.com/images/flytietable1a.jpg

mcnerney 01-15-2011 04:41 PM

Re: Light/Magnifier
 
Joni: That is a great find, you can never seem to have too much light while tying so having extra light on the magnifier seems like the perfect solution and portable to boot!

Larry

jpbfly 01-16-2011 02:16 AM

Re: Light/Magnifier
 
Got a giraffe Frank:eek:that's a funny pet:D:D
Think I'll have to buy a"light and magnifier "...soon...eyesight's fading:o

gt05254 01-16-2011 06:09 AM

Re: Light/Magnifier
 
I use the same light/magnifier that Joni shows from Orvis. Thankfully, it can be purchased for as much as 25 bucks less than the Orvis number, exactly the same unit, though (basspro has it for 105). Its great, but as she notes, wicked heavy base to travel with. I wouldn't tie on a daily basis without it. Hell, I couldn't tie without it.

To that end (travel kit) I bought a Carson Magnifly, probably on fleabay( or amazon:
. It has a lighted (LED) flexible arm, 2X (with a little 4X bifocal spot lens in the 2X) magnifier. works on either batteries or AC current, and seems to do the job in a dark old salmon camp. Significantly less expensive than the above mentioned unit as I recall, but definately not of its quality, either. Still, it gets the job done in camp.

Pocono 01-16-2011 06:41 AM

Re: Light/Magnifier
 
Looks like a great light to me. Having the leds in the ring really economizes on the space needed for separate light(s) and magnifier (which I use now). It's sort of the same idea as a photo ring attached to the lens of a camera.

Nice find!

Pocono


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