By Stephanie Anders
Now that I am finally grown up, I want to spend my time creating, crafting, and coloring. I have a problem though. I do have 20/20 vision, but I cannot read books, labels, or even coloring pages well unless I wear my specs. My magic number in glasses is +2.50. According to one of my grand-kids, that means I’m nana-old and blind. Sometimes my specs aren’t enough for detailed work.
I started to use handheld magnifiers as I colored and it worked well for a while. I began wishing that the magnified space was larger and the lighting on the magnifier was brighter. It’s amazing what sufficient lighting can do for color. I did a lot of review reading on Amazon looking for a larger magnifier when I came across a lamp with great reviews,the Brightech LightView Pro LED Magnifying Floor Lamp.
It was super simple to assemble on my own. The base does not have any wheels. The lamp head is 12″ x 8″ with the magnifying window being 6.5″ x 4″. The window actually seems much bigger than that because such a large portion of the page is seen through the lens. The lamp itself is about 55 inches tall. The arm of the lamp is very adjustable and once adjusted holds it’s positions flawlessly. It never sags or needs adjustment.
I really do love this lamp. I have been able to work on a coloring page I normally wouldn’t attempt because I couldn’t see it or my hand would get tired and ache from holding a handheld magnifier for too long. I love cross stitching and other needle arts but gave them up because I couldn’t see my project. I will be picking a couple of those hobbies back up because of this lamp. The only con I can say about this lamp is that the base is very heavy. This is something to take into consideration when it comes to your coloring area. If you have a permanent coloring desk you will be fine. For those that like to move around when they color, it might be a problem.
If you would like to know more about this lamp, please feel free to contact me. I would be happy to tell you about this wonderful lamp. If you would like to purchase your own, you can find it here on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2BkIaOW.