At the Mesa rally Carol B showed us a lightweight LED lamp that she and Tom bought at Discount Tools at Tyson Wash in Quartzsite. We liked it so much we bought one when we went through Q after the rally.
- 20 LED lights
- 2 settings (high and low)
- swivel head
- flip-up plastic hook for hanging (flimsy)
- stands about 10 in/25 cm high
- runs on 3 D batteries or a 4.5V charger
- about $12 US
I really like the light at night. It’s bright enough to eat and read by, though I haven’t tried it for beading yet. And Gerry likes it cause it doesn’t use as much energy as incandescents. So we’re both happy.
For those of you interested in LEDs, here’s a link to the first 60-watt direct replacement LED bulb. It apparently puts out more light than a 60W bulb and uses less than 8 watts. You might choke on the price — about $120 US. But a good sign that advances are coming. Click on the link:
Here’s a site that offers them for sale — along with a selection of other less expensive LED bulbs.