Monday, May 7, 2018

Daylight Table and Floor Lamps

Hi everyone. I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to work with amazing companies and their products. I'm back again with more Daylight Company lighting options for your studio or work space, or even your home in general. This time I'm showing you two lamps that are versatile and can really make a difference in your space.

There are a few areas in my home that lack lighting where I do all of my sewing. Most of the lighting in my home is recessed lighting, which I can tell you, doesn't do anything for me at night or in the winter to sew or needle craft. It drives me crazy! Because of this lack of light, I often need extra lighting to help me sew a little longer. The Smart Lamp D40 and the MAGnificent Floor and Table Lamp move around with me everywhere.

The Smart Lamp D40 is small but mighty - and by mighty....I mean mighty powerful but not heavy. It's really an all around perfect option. Most lamps are so larger and cumbersome that you leave them in one place. This one is so lightweight, that I can use it in my studio, take it down to my living room, or bring it into any room where I need more personal lighting in. You can keep it straight upright, lean it forward (slightly forward shown in photo), and move the light up or down and twist for better lighting accuracy.

It packs flat - I mean seriously flat (you can see the folding this in the video) and in the pic can fit flat inside my bernina sewing machine case pocket during travels (my Bernina is the 530 and the bag is 16" wide - it sits slightly diagonal as it folds to 17" in length). I can even stash it flat in a drawer if I need extra space on my desk for a photoshoot. As you can see in the video, the D40 also has dimming options. I personally love the little images of the moon phases to show the brightness settings, because it's just a nice touch.
The D40 comes as white with silver, but because of the versatility of this lamp, I'd love to see it come in multiple color options as well. My girls would absolutely love one in their room...white, aqua, pink, green, you name it - it would look awesome. 

The MAGnificent Floor and Table Lamp is amazing. My eyes have changed drastically over the past 5 years, and although I have always had perfect vision, every once in a while things got blurry as I was sewing. People reminded me I was getting older...(thanks people)...and my daughter's eye Dr. agreed I was getting older which we all know happens over time...(thank you Dr!)...but he said I was also straining my eyes at night which was never a good thing. I needed more lighting or it would get worse, quickly! Now 5 years later - I wear glasses to see up close, or things are blurry. I still have to have things a certain distance from my eyes though, which is a catch 22! I have to hold things further away from my face, but then things are too small and I still can't see. The MAGnificent Lamp has been so super helpful for me in this regard. It's providing all of the light I could ever want while sewing binding or hexies, but it's also making everything bigger. 

The magnifying lens as you see in the pic above is huge. The front edge of it is clear to keep your field of vision clear and unobstructed. It may sound strange, but one of the things I love most about this lamp, is that the base can sit under my couch. The pole (which is adjustable to table height or floor height) sits in the center back of the base, not in the true center. So I slip the base under my couch so it can be closer to me and more easily adjustable. It's also super slim, and all white, making it almost disappear into the background (as all of our walls are white).

I hope these reviews are helpful. I love being able to hear various view points and maybe even alternative ways to use the same product. (Although I mostly sew, I've been dabbling in metalsmithing and feel like I could use a MAG lamp at class, so I could more easily see where I got solder and where I didn't.) If you need more lighting in your space, be sure to use the "kidgiddy2018" code on Daylight Company's website so you can save 20%. Please be sure to tag me on social media and show me which lamp caught your eye and you couldn't be without! Thanks as always for stopping by!

Disclosure: As a brand ambassador for Daylight Company, I have received these products for free, but the opinions and comments provided are always my own. I will receive a small portion of the sale if you use the coupon code provided above on the Daylight website. Thank you.