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Patrick Madsen
04-18-2017, 07:10 AM
I'm having a challenge reading the music on my music stand at home. Do any of you use a light on your stand? If so, which one/

kypfer
04-18-2017, 08:12 AM
I'm having a challenge reading the music on my music stand at home. Do any of you use a light on your stand? If so, which one/

I use a "standard lamp" behind my seat, effectively shining over my shoulder. I found anything closer gave uneven lighting and/or "hotspots".

If there is an "on-stand" illumination solution that gives an even spread of light over an A4 (vertical) or even A3 (horizontal) page I'd be keen to hear of it :)

Osprey
04-18-2017, 08:15 AM
I just bought a Donner DL-2 LED Music Score Light. It was $10 +/- It seems to work well in my tests at home I have not used it in a performance situation yet.

Osprey
04-18-2017, 08:18 AM
It has LED lights on two flexible arms and does a pretty good job of lighting up my music.

Croaky Keith
04-18-2017, 08:26 AM
I have an LED flexible desk lamp for when I want to read, bought it from LIDL, so may well be a solution for you. :)

actadh
04-18-2017, 09:10 AM
I use the Biolite USB FlexLight on a cell phone type battery brick. I carry both in my backpack or tote for other uses, too. I use it for lighting when not near an outlet, such as when camping. It is a dandy laptop light in a dark room.

http://www.bioliteenergy.com/products/flexlight

Down Up Dick
04-18-2017, 09:22 AM
I use a flexible necked floor lamp, one can put it whereever he/she likes -- works great. My wife uses it in her sewing room too.

It's light (Ha?) and easy to carry around. :old:

Osprey
04-18-2017, 09:58 AM
I use a flexible necked floor lamp, one can put it whereever he/she likes -- works great. My wife uses it in her sewing room too.

It's light (Ha?) and easy to carry around. :old:

How do you use a light when you are performing in a group?

mds725
04-18-2017, 10:58 AM
I use this clip-on light.




https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OAMFOF0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=99410&d=1492549262

bratsche
04-18-2017, 11:45 AM
And I use this (https://www.amazon.com/Kootek-Portable-Orchestra-Adjustable-Rechargeable/dp/B014F1UKI6/ref=lp_8497713011_1_3?srs=8497713011&ie=UTF8&qid=1492551776&sr=8-3) one.

bratsche

UkerDanno
04-18-2017, 11:59 AM
And I use this (https://www.amazon.com/Kootek-Portable-Orchestra-Adjustable-Rechargeable/dp/B014F1UKI6/ref=lp_8497713011_1_3?srs=8497713011&ie=UTF8&qid=1492551776&sr=8-3) one.

bratsche

I have one like that, got it off of ebay for about $12-$14?

Down Up Dick
04-18-2017, 02:50 PM
How do you use a light when you are performing in a group?

I don't preform in groups. I am always a soloist. I don't think each group member would have his/her own light. :old:

bratsche
04-18-2017, 04:40 PM
I don't preform in groups. I am always a soloist. I don't think each group member would have his/her own light. :old:

Well, only those of us who can't see without it do. (But I don't bump into everything and hafta touch stuff to keep my balance - yet.... :D)

bratsche

Down Up Dick
04-19-2017, 03:29 AM
Well, only those of us who can't see without it do. (But I don't bump into everything and hafta touch stuff to keep my balance - yet.... :D)

bratsche

Ha! I'm glad you appreciate my humor.

I'm surprised that no body mentioned one of those lights that one wears on his/her head like a miner. :old:

UkerDanno
04-19-2017, 03:48 AM
Ha! I'm glad you appreciate my humor.

I'm surprised that no body mentioned one of those lights that one wears on his/her head like a miner. :old:

The might be good when playing...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA3Royf9_zM
:shaka:

Down Up Dick
04-19-2017, 04:35 AM
Great!, UkerDanno, but one wouldn't need to wear the helmets. Some lights just have a headband. I think campers use them.

Or, one could just tape a flashlight to his/her head. :old:

janeray1940
04-19-2017, 04:53 AM
Mighty Bright Duet 2 (http://www.mightybright.com/Music-Lights/Duet2-LED-Music-Light/) music stand light. I like that it offers both battery and electrical power options - I use batteries when performing, and the power cord for everything else.

bratsche
04-19-2017, 05:49 AM
Just personally, I resisted getting any of the deely-bopper or antennae-type stand lights for years, after experiencing them on a number of gigs. I yearned to get a good, not too expensive one with a single, bright light bar across the top. The difference to me is, if you'll pardon the expression, like night and day.

Oh, and I have a few headband-type lights as well. They're great for doing odd jobs around the house, especially ones that involve crawling into kitchen or bathroom cabinets. Not so good for music, though. Particularly if you move your head around a lot while playing. :)

bratsche

Osprey
04-19-2017, 06:01 AM
Great!, UkerDanno, but one wouldn't need to wear the helmets. Some lights just have a headband. I think campers use them.

Or, one could just tape a flashlight to his/her head. :old:

Depends on your skill level and the crowd. Sometimes you may want the helmet to protect you from projectiles.

janeray1940
04-19-2017, 04:08 PM
Just personally, I resisted getting any of the deely-bopper or antennae-type stand lights for years, after experiencing them on a number of gigs. I yearned to get a good, not too expensive one with a single, bright light bar across the top. The difference to me is, if you'll pardon the expression, like night and day.


I'm going to give your linked one a try! The deely-bopper style works great the one time a year when I perform with my group on a dimly-lit, crowded stage, where I can angle it exactly where I need it, but I think for the day to day aiding of my middle-aged eyes, I'd prefer the light bar. So - thanks for the reco!

Camsuke
04-19-2017, 05:47 PM
I found these at Strings By Mail.
https://www.stringsbymail.com/guitar-accessories-2/music-stand-lights-3070/

SoloRule
04-20-2017, 04:21 AM
I found these at Strings By Mail.
https://www.stringsbymail.com/guitar-accessories-2/music-stand-lights-3070/

The $79.99 one may work
The cheaper one do not cover enough area. May be just a single sheet of paper only. I bought something similar and was disappointed !