Best Daylight Lamps for Jewellery Making & Crafting
Ask any expert crafter and they will tell you the importance of the right lighting. Daylight craft lamps have seen a surge in popularity in recent years as increasing numbers of people turn to crafts as a way to relax, unwind, keep busy or even make money. The Daylight Company lamps not only have a huge impact on the well-being of the crafter but also on the quality and finish of the work they produce too.
What are the benefits of daylight lamps?
Daylight lamps aim to recreate natural daylight conditions in even the darkest of rooms. Not only can great quality lighting help you to feel better and brighten your mood, but it can also reduce the risk of serious eye strain. Such problems are a particular concern for crafters who regularly complete smaller, intricate work, such as jewellers, or those who work late into the night. Daylight lamps also help crafters to see the true colour of their materials, which is vital for colour matching and allows them to complete detailed and intricate work with better precision and detail. The Daylight Company has been a market leader in speciality lighting for crafters since 1987, and Maddisons of Durham is a proud stockist of their products.
Here is our guide to some of the best Daylight Company lamps for crafters:
Best for on the go
If you are looking for a daylight craft lamp that is completely portable, then the Daylight Halo Go Portable Magnifier Lamp could be the ideal choice for you. This is perfect for crafters who may not have a dedicated crafting space and move around their home, or for anyone who likes to take their work out and about with them. This lightweight portable lamp has a handy USB rechargeable battery. There is also a magnifier with the LED lights set around it, so it gives a uniform glow over even the most detailed of projects. This lamp gives four hours of light on full brightness mode, or eight hours on the second setting and you will never get caught out thanks to a battery level indicator. Compact, sleek, and stylish, this lamp folds flat, making it the perfect model for on the move.
Best for jewellery makers
The Daylight Company is well known for its magnifying lamps and the Daylight IQ Magnifier LED Lamp is one of its most popular designs. Particularly good for jewellery makers or those working with small and detailed designs, this lamp boasts a large acrylic lens, giving a great field of view. Plus, you can move the magnifying head to any position and it will stay in place. It has an additional 4.0 times magnification lens (or 12 dioptres) on a swing arm, so you can really get up close to your piece and complete ‘fiddly’ work with style and precision. This model has a four-step dimmer and an LED rated life of 50,000 hours, it is easy to keep clean and comes with a lens protector. Despite its strength, it is a low energy option with a consumption of just 12W.
Best for creating a sleek and stylish look
Ergonomically designed, the Daylight LED Omega 7 Magnifier is a great-looking addition to a home studio or workspace. Not only will it look the part, but it also boasts great magnifying powers. It has a large lens measuring 17.5cm and can magnify items by 1.75x (or three dioptres). There are four brightness levels so you can easily adjust it to your needs. The lamp clips on to the side of your desk and offers a stylish, aesthetically pleasing white and grey finish, making it a perfect fit within most home or studio interiors. The covered arm on which the magnifying lens and light are mounted reaches 118 cm, allowing you to easily adjust it to the position you desire. The Daylight LED Omega 5 Magnifier offers a very similar design but with a smaller lens, an additional five dioptres magnifying lens is included with this model and it is available at a slightly cheaper price tag.
Whichever lamp you choose, once you experience the benefits of a daylight craft lamp, you will wonder how you ever survived without one.