Magnifier Lamps

Written by Rylee Newton
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If you work as a draftsman or in engineering or design, you probably spend a great deal of time sitting at a drafting table. One of the most important accessories for any drafting professional is a magnification lighting system. These lighting systems help to identify discrete elements of your drawings and blueprints.

If you want to produce the highest possible quality in your maps, technical drawings, and blueprints, you must have a magnifier lamp or a light box in your workstation. Lamps often mount directly onto your drafting table for space saving and convenience. If you're shopping for a lamp, you want to make sure to find one with a swivel arm. This helps to increase mobility, and also helps you to reach difficult angles for inspection.

Free-Standing Magnifier Lamps

You can also find magnifier lamps that stand on the floor. People use these lamps for a number of different reasons. You can use these lamps in the home for arts and crafts projects, and for reading. They magnify the field of vision by as much as 75 percent, which makes it easier to view small print and minute details.

If you're thinking about investing in one of these versatile lamps, it's a good idea to find out if you need special light bulbs. Many of these lamps use fluorescent tube lighting for less refraction and higher illumination levels. If you can't find the right replacement bulbs in your area, you may be able to purchase them online. It's a good idea to check with the manufacturer for specifications before you buy any lamp.


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