Enlightenments

Microsun-sized bits of information and news from the enlightened world.

Quilt happy with a better light

Nora McFarlane is a long arm quilter and fabric artist who couldn’t work without her Microsun Lamp. She’s used an Ottlite in the past, but now wouldn’t work without her Microsun lamp. She has two Microsun lamps in her studio, where she invited us to film. We met her through the Paducah Quilt Show where she wowed people with her innovative and beautiful works of art.

If you are involved in quilting, fabric painting, long arm quilting and you are looking for a way to reduce eye strain, get better color rendition and be able to thread a needle without a pair of readers, you will be much happier with a Microsun lamp. The Solis is one of our most popular lights for quilters, with a swing arm to help bring the light right over your work surface. The heavy base, makes sure that the lamp will not tip over. While an Ottlite may seem like a good choice, with it’s “flexible” arm, you’d need 8 Ottlites to equal the output of a single Microsun.

Watch Nora compare the Microsun lamp to the Ottlite in this video

When it comes to any kind of crafting, Microsun will help you enjoy what you love for longer.

Age Related Vision Issues May Start Earlier Than You Think…

Do you tilt your newspaper or book towards the window when trying to read the small print?  Are your glasses coming off when you attempt to decipher the numbers on your credit card?

You may be one of millions who are experiencing what it means to have aging eyes, and people are feeling these effects as early as their 40’s.   It’s recommended that you have regular vision checks and maintain a healthy lifestyle to stay on top of any problems needing medical treatment.

For many, dealing with the struggles of aging eye can be as simple as making small changes to have a big impact on your quality of life.

Need for more light. As you age, you need more light to see as well as you used to. Brighter lights in your work area or next to your reading chair will help make reading and other close-up tasks easier.

You’ll want to have the best light you can.  This means light optimized for  less glare and more clarity to ease the strain on your eyes.

As we age, the lens of our eyes starts to lose the transparency and become clouded, so you will want to look for lighting that will compensate for these changes in your eyes,and enhance those spectral colors that we tend to have more difficulty seeing as we age.

Choosing proper lighting is one of the easiest and best changes you can make as you live with the aging process and how it affects your vision.  Quality lighting is essential to ease your eye strain and tension headaches, while enabling you to do what you love for longer.

Source: Adult Vision: 41 to 60 Years of Age

If you are in the market for better light or have questions about how to best meet your lighting needs, please drop us a note and we’ll be happy to help.  [email protected]

Don’t tattoo in the dark. Get a Microsun

Brian Brenner, owner of Truth and Triumph Tattoo in Dayton Ohio has been tattooing for a couple of decades. When you are spending hours focusing on your art, being able to see without strain is critical. After he tried the Microsun Solis task lamp, with its long swing arm, he was hooked. It’s not so much as what he sees when he’s using it, but now, when he works without it- he misses it. Now he wouldn’t work without it.

He has the optional black shade on his, you can add your own stickers. If you don’t believe Brian, try it for yourself, risk free for 30 days.

The true full spectrum light of the Microsun lamp will be like working in sunshine.