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    Hi all....I wonder if anyone has any recommendations for lights that I can buy to help light my jewellery when I'm at craft fairs? Obviously I would prefer them to be battery operated and clip on lights that could be clipped to the table would be great. I've tried the search box for answers but I'm not seeing what I'm looking for. My Google Fu has disappeared me too so I'm hoping someone has something they can recommend because I'm feeling stumped but would dearly like two or three lights to help my highlight my work.
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    I have lights from Ikea but they are not battery operated but they can be clipped on to a table as long as the table is not too deep.

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    • #3
      I was going to suggest Ikea too., but I'm not sure if they do battery operated lights...and battery would be a great way to go since stalls with power supply are sometimes hard to come by at craft fairs. If you do use plug in lighting you will need to carry current PAT certification with you.
      Hope you find what you need.

      If you really cannot find what you are looking for, could you perhaps make a lightbox style display for your stall and have them lit from beneath rather than above? Maybe using battery tealights under glass/perspex discs? Just thinking aloud really...its late and I'm waiting for stuff to dry...

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      • #4
        Check out Am**on as they have quite a few different battery LED lights. We have some which are magnetic which are pretty powerful but they have various types quite cheap.

        Pete
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        • #5
          We too have a number of magnetic LED lights which we attach mainly to metal strips we have put on the underside of our shelving. They are out of sight but very effective. Got them from a large camping supplies retailer near us who was selling them as tent lights.

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          • #6
            We use Standard kitchen lights on our trade stand with led bulbs in. battery operated could be expensive at a long show?
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            • #7
              Thanks for the ideas folks....... I think I shall try applying a little creativity with some bits and pieces that I have around the house. I have some headlamps for camping that once they are off the bands that go around the head will sit of the table and be angled up at my jewellery. They're battery operated so won't need the PAT certificate.
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              • #8
                If you search on a particular auction site for 'dual led book light' you will find some. I have some of these and while they don't illuminate a huge area they really make my cufflinks sparkle!
                Great as they are clip on, battery operated and using rechargeables last well.
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                • #9
                  I used to have halogen lights for my jewellery stall but got so fed up of paying for electricity on top of the pitch fees, and the trailing wires behind the stall, that last year I got some battery powered LED reading lights. They're great, very good for jewellery. Mine were £5 each (from that site named after a South American river) and I have six (I like a lot of sparkle!). Be careful to get the ones with 8 or more LEDS; the single ones, the book lights, just aren't bright enough.

                  Battery life seems fine, mine haven't gone yet.
                  Heather
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                  • #10
                    At most shows the electricity is part of the cost. I'd say always use halogen lights if you can as they make jewellery spark best.
                    Carole x
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mama View Post
                      At most shows the electricity is part of the cost. I'd say always use halogen lights if you can as they make jewellery spark best.
                      Not always - I'm not sure where you are but in this area (London/Surrey) it's very common to pay extra.
                      Heather
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                      • #12
                        This won't help you in a hall but if anyone is selling at festivals (and then at Christmas Fairs) and are trying to do it in the dark, solar powered lights have vastly improved. A couple of years ago they just made my stall look pretty. Now we've just bought one that lights up a whole shed. We have been haunting Ikea, Homebase and B&Q so it's a toss up where we found them.

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