Shop lighting upgrades

Before polishing the guitars, I decided to upgrade some shop lights.  I have very poor natural light in my shop unfortunately.

I stole two task lamps from above one of my benches.

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I had a thrown together lamp that I would roll around.  I made a new base and added the two additional task lamps.  I even made the center one on a height adjustable pole.

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Over the bench, I made some new pendants from some old high bay lighting fixtures that were destined for the scrap yard.

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Now just to experiment and find the right bulbs, especially for the portable lamp.  I’d like it bright enough to do surgery if I turn them on. 

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Task lamp

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My latest finished lamp.  Misc parts from a shoe factory.  The bakolite lamp socket was broken, took some thought, but retrofit with a g4 lamp base which happened to just fit inside the socket.  Love that cloth covered cord.  I just bought more in two colors for upcomming projects.