Music Stand Illumination.


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We've a lot of lighting in our house.
We don't use any centre ceiling lights, only wall uplighters or table lamps with dark shades.

This I believe is a "woman's thing."

Sometimes I think I'm burning a lot of electricity, but I'm "practically groping around in the dark."

We have four of these nice ceramic uplighters in "my den" (our front room).
Two are over my Tyros 5, but I was finding it increaslingly difficult to read the music on the stand.
It was no problem with my old PSR1000 as it was a smaller piano and the music stand was nearer.

This is a daytime photo, it's really darker than my "clever"camera makes it appear.



Now I'm sure many musicians have sophisticated illumination solutions. But I wanted a cheap and effective method of my own.

So bought one of these on eBay. It has two levels of illumination, runs on three AA rechargeable batteries and comes with a plug and a USB lead.




Clipping it to the top of the music stand wasn't really practical. But "where there's a will, there's a way."

I fixed a stainless steel rod I had in the garage, remnants of an old floor lamp to the underside of the two bars of the cheap stand that supports the piano, using a few turns of insulating tape. A five minute job.... I've dragged it forward to demonstate. I pushed the piano further back when I'd finshed.



The lamp is clipped to the bar and the flexible arm passes under the stand and is in front of the lift up piano screen.



The screen can be lowered without fouling the lamp.



Job accomplished for a few pounds.
 

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A very neat solution and perfect fit :D.

I get such a headache if I work in low light. My study room has the same problem with low lighting, so I've got a big directional lamp I use to try and improve things when working on my PC.
 
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A very neat solution and perfect fit :D.

I get such a headache if I work in low light. My study room has the same problem with low lighting, so I've got a big directional lamp I use to try and improve things when working on my PC.


Thanks for the kind words.

I'm reasonably well organised.

This is my "office." (our box bedroom).

I built these shelves to contain a lot of stuff. Some vintage LP albums, photo albums, computer roms and various folders, plus space for an old 14" TV and my oldest jukebox wall box, through which with some bigger replacement speakers I can play mp3s on my laptop through a small amplifier.(I've two other wall boxes in our front room which through an adapter will play mp3s on iPods through my vintage hi-fi). The desk has two pull out work tables. I use the lamp I've had for decades, which at one time I had on my desk at work.

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For reading I have this floor lamp I bought it new on eBay but didn't realise how large was the shade. I guess it was originally made for the KGB, but I like it.

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These are my other wall boxes.

 
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