Necessity is the mother of invention

28 04 2013

Another light ring on my Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen has started flickering… So, as I need to use my machine, I’ve turned the light off to stop the strobing effect. But there’s not enough natural light to see what I’m doing and the overhead lights are too yellow and just create lots of shadows. So I’ve placed a floor lamp with a white light on the right on the table, and I’ve ‘jerry-rigged’ an OTT Task Lamp on the left.

I used long twist ties to tie the OTT light to the spool holder on the left and to tie the handle to the left side of the thread mast. It’s not as good as the light ring, but it works!




3 responses

28 04 2013

The light rings that are the replacements are a lot brighter, different “bulbs” but connect the same (of course). Supposedly, HQ has been aware of the vendor problem and has switched vendors to this new configuration. Check it out??? Hugs, Doreen

29 04 2013

Hope the get a new light ring out to your right away.

29 04 2013
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