Tool Review Tuesday: LED Sewing Machine Light Kit

Tool Review Tuesday!

It’s Tool Review Tuesday! This is where we choose a tool, do some rigorous product testing, and produce a review that gives you the nitty-gritty details needed before you add something to your cart.

Featured Tool: LED Sewing Machine Light Kit by Ecoluxlighting, LLC, part #: 82084, 82085

Connecting Threads Reviewer: Judy & Karen

LED Sewing Machine Light Kit 

What are these typically used for?

Judy: This lights up your sewing area so you can see what you are sewing on your machine!

Karen:  It provides extra illumination in the sewing machine throat area.

What was your first impression of LED Sewing Machine Light Kit?

Judy: I was intrigued because I definitely need more light when I’m sewing.

Karen:  There’s lots of light for the length of the strip.

What was your experience like?

Judy: I loved it–so much light! I want another one for my other sewing machine.

Karen:  I installed the kit- stuck with adhesive – to the upper area of the throat on my machine, and it provided instant extra lighting. It does throw a lot of light in the needle and throat area. The light strip is thin, so it doesn’t catch on the fabric when quilting a larger quilt with the fabric rolled up in the throat area of the machine. 

Without the LED Sewing Machine Light Kit


With the LED Sewing Machine Light Kit

How long did it take you to learn how to use it?

Judy: You have to attach it to your machine but it is easy to do; five minutes maybe?

Karen:  After installation, instantly.

What did you like best?

Judy: It makes a huge difference when you turn on the sewing machine light and then the LED lights. I don’t know how I did without it. 

Karen:  The amount of light it gives me when sewing.

What did you like least?

Judy: That I haven’t bought one for all of my sewing machines yet.

Karen:  Nothing.

Why do you NEED it?

Judy: I need more light when I am sewing. The lights on sewing machines (at least my machines) are not bright enough and don’t light up the entire area I need to see when sewing, especially on dark fabrics. A lot of machines have the light behind the needle instead of in front of it where you are looking.

Karen:  My old eyes needed some extra light.

Who would appreciate the LED Sewing Machine Light Kit most?

It would be perfect for:

  • Beginner, intermediate, and expert quilters
  • Anyone acquiring the essential quilting/sewing tools
  • Anyone working on a sewing machine

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  1. Becky Schultz - June 21, 2016

    I don’t have a light system on my sewing machine, however my husband rigged up an LED system on my longarm and it’s GREAT! Thinking about one for the sewing machine now 😀

  2. Betty Turner - June 22, 2016

    I put a piece of clear packaging tape on my machine and attached light to that to try different positions for best lighting, easy to move and no residue on my machine.