This is a serious magnetic lamp. Good lighting is one of the most under-appreciated assets for fine woodworking, especially handwork at the bench. It is a shame to see an elaborately equipped shop with nothing more than fluorescent ceiling lights illuminating the workbench.
Basically, the properties of lighting are intensity, distance from source to the object, angle of incidence, and quality, which includes the color cast (color temperature). The Super Nova Lamp from Woodturners Wonders delivers big time on all counts. Developed by woodturner – inventive guy Ken Rizza for use with a lathe, but this lamp is just as useful for general woodworking. The three LEDs in the lamp head together use 9 watts of power to generate 870 lumens.
This is a heavy-duty lamp. The 30" flexible stainless steel neck, covered with a black flexible, non-reflective shroud, holds its adjustment in any position. This is the key to the effectiveness of a lamp like this – the light can be adjusted to the exact location and direction desired and it stays put. The heavy rectangular base houses a switchable magnet that holds with 286 pounds of force! The base is large enough to easily accommodate a clamp to secure it to a wooden surface. The base holds unyieldingly to 2mm sheet steel bandsaw cover, while the neck does not sag a bit when fully extended. Wow!
Magnetic base has over 200 lbs of breakaway force
9 watts generate over 870 lumens of white light
Excellent for finding fine sanding scratches
30-inch long, stainless steel flexible neck
Black shroud over flex pipe eliminates glare
Nine-foot electrical cord
Three 3 watt hard wired bulbs project at 90 degrees
Push button switch on lamp head 9. 50,000 hour bulbs