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Mrs Pingu

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Magnifying lamp
« on: 07 February, 2021, 04:58:57 pm »
I've taken to doing colouring books as a break from being on here or watching the telly. However middle age approaches and the onset of varifocals means I'm struggling.
I'd like a clamp on magnifying lamp, but it needs to work from far enough away from the task that I can get a colouring pen/pencil between the lamp and the book.

Any recommendations?
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Re: Magnifying lamp
« Reply #1 on: 07 February, 2021, 05:55:23 pm »
Not the ones Maplin used to sell about 15 years ago.  The joints never tighten enough, and it will randomly droop and/or clonk you on the head at inopportune moments.

(Also, colouring-in is barakta's new hobby-that-doesn't-involve-audio-or-reading.)

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Re: Magnifying lamp
« Reply #2 on: 07 February, 2021, 06:44:06 pm »
I do it with an app.

The colouring, that is; not the magnification.
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Re: Magnifying lamp
« Reply #3 on: 07 February, 2021, 06:49:04 pm »
I have used varifocals for years, but for tasks as you describe and reading in  general, half high reading glasses work well for me. Not expensive in single vision.

May advance the middle aged appearance though.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: Magnifying lamp
« Reply #4 on: 07 February, 2021, 07:27:10 pm »
I have used varifocals for years, but for tasks as you describe and reading in  general, half high reading glasses work well for me. Not expensive in single vision.

May advance the middle aged appearance though.

My 'normal' vision correction is about +8 so I'd need to bend my head to within a couple of inches of the page. So that's a no.
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Re: Magnifying lamp
« Reply #5 on: 07 February, 2021, 07:45:58 pm »
I have used varifocals for years, but for tasks as you describe and reading in  general, half high reading glasses work well for me. Not expensive in single vision.

May advance the middle aged appearance though.

My 'normal' vision correction is about +8 so I'd need to bend my head to within a couple of inches of the page. So that's a no.


Sounds like you need the scratchy monks robe & flickering candlelight for the full illuminated manuscript experience,
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Re: Magnifying lamp
« Reply #6 on: 07 February, 2021, 07:52:15 pm »
DO NOT get one of these.


Re: Magnifying lamp
« Reply #7 on: 09 February, 2021, 11:55:52 pm »
Plenty of light is a good first start.