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
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.
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.
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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