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Jun 16, 2017 19:13:22   #
markbill
 
Just thought i'd like to share the lighting I made up for my Passap
Gives excellent light right where you need it.
made using 2 USB 5V LED Hard Strip Light Tube Lamps with On/Off Switch (Ebay) £3.99 each free p&p
22 mm overflow pipe , 4 push in 90 degree bends and 4 pipe clamps.
Attached upright pipes to stand using pipe clamps, these move the upright pipes clear of the back lock (picture two), experimented with height and found that just under yarn guides was best, two 90 degree elbows push on two short pipes to bring lights to bed center, two more 90 degree elbows push on and then light holder tube, screw lights to light holder tube, use cable ties to keep cables tidy and switches on one upright. Powered by phone chargers (we all have these laying around from old phones).
Total cost under £20 (not including phone chargers)




 
Jun 16, 2017 19:27:03   #
iluvcabernet (a regular here)
 
Looks great! We all need better lighting. I tend to quit when the natural light goes down. Looks like a good solution for me as well. Thanks for sharing.
Jun 16, 2017 19:28:38   #
deenashoemaker (a regular here)
 
Guess I'm stealing your idea too!
Jun 17, 2017 06:21:19   #
BoBeau
 
Genius
Jun 17, 2017 06:54:50   #
Sherryvdb (a regular here)
 
great idea! I know that I don't have enough light.
Jun 17, 2017 06:58:59   #
stitchnine
 
My husband made a light for me using a purchased clothes rack that he added a fluorescent tube to across the top. It worked very well and then got lost in a move.
 
Jun 17, 2017 07:21:52   #
ac001234h
 
can't he make another?
Jun 17, 2017 11:32:01   #
Anouchic
 
Nice work. I like the phone charger idea. Maybe I'll gather some courage and make 1 or 2 by combining some of your ideas with the clothes rack(it's already made) one. My older cataract eyes will appreciate it. My husband probably would be able help too as he's been much handier than he used to be, LOL. Thanks for sharing.
Jun 17, 2017 11:48:42   #
Peanut Tinker
 
Jun 17, 2017 12:10:31   #
randiejg (a regular here)
 
It looks like a really nice setup, and economical to put together. I can only imagine what some company would charge for something similar. Probably as much as a machine!
Jun 17, 2017 12:33:16   #
Blue Pearl
 
Excellent job with the lighting! Thanks for sharing the idea.
 
Jun 17, 2017 17:19:09   #
KnittyGritty800
 
Great idea! I have to figure out how to adapt it for my use; I have two machines mounted back to back on the same table and not sure how to deal with the tension masts. Any ideas?
Jun 18, 2017 00:01:29   #
kwharrod
 
Wonderful idea. I can see this in my machine future.
Jun 18, 2017 05:04:00   #
markbill
 
use a tee piece on the verticals and have two sets of lights one set for each machine
Jun 18, 2017 16:06:02   #
Barcoded
 
Great idea! Thanks for sharing. To make it mobile flat feet/base could be created with more pipe joints.

More interestingly, what are those tubs/racks on your yarn masts?
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