What’s the best light for sewing room?

One of the main excitements for me this year is doing up my sewing room – it’s been pretty much my sewing machine in a spare room for ages, but this year I’m converting it to a full on craft room!  It’s a pretty dark room even in the height of the summer and in winter it’s not the most welcoming so I’ve been searching for a good sewing lamp.  I wanted to share with you what I’ve found to help make the choice of the best light for sewing room easy for you too!

How to choose the best light for sewing room

When I was looking for a lamp for sewing I wanted a few things –

  • it had to be a free standing lamp.  I want to be able to move it should I need to.
  • It had to be able to be angled – again with sewing we need the light in certain parts!
  • It had to provide good natural light – I suffer from migraines and bad light does not help.
  • Energy efficiency was also important.
  • It had to look nice!  I didn’t want an ugly plastic lamp.

Ok, so with that in mind here’s my top 4…

Sewing room lamp reviews

Brightech Lifespan LED Reading and Craft Floor Lamp

This is the one I chose personally and I think you’ll see why – it’s beautiful and I really love the addition of wood on the base and light fitting.

It ticked every single one of my wish lists above with a gooseneck that can be angled, a freestanding wooden base (you can get other colors too) and an energy efficient, yet bright, LED bulb.

The bulb is also dimmable so you can set it to how you want it to be.  The only downside for me is that it’s integrated in to the unit so when the bulb goes the lamp needs to be replaced – it does say that it will last 20 years so I have a while to worry about it.

What sold it to me was all the positive reviews on Amazon as well – if you want to take a look at the many thousand (!) on there and to see the latest price click here.


Lavish Home Natural Full Spectrum Reading and Crafting Floor Lamp

If price is a concern to you and you’re looking for the cheapest yet best floor lamp for your sewing room then I think this is an excellent choice.  It’s about half the price of the one I went for so a good deal.

It has many features such as the gooseneck that can be angled where you want it. The bulb in this one is replaceable and is also inexpensive when it does need replaced.   It lasts around 5000 hours.

One of the main issues with this one is that it isn’t very sturdy so if that’s a problem for you it might be better to go for a different lamp.  For the price though I think it’s definitely a steal.

Check out the latest price on Amazon here


Trond LED Gooseneck Floor Lamp


Now this lamp is pretty special because not only is it a floor lamp it can also be transformed in to a desk lamp by removing the poles.  I do like the different functionality but whether you’d do that often enough for it to be worthwhile as a feature I’m not sure.  Nice to have the option though.

It uses dimmable LEDs, which like the Brightech cannot be replaced, and can be set at 5 different lighting levels depending on what you’re doing.  It’s very sturdy with a decent weight base plate too.

As well as being able to be a desk lamp by removing the poles, you can adjust the height by using all or just some of them meaning it can be as tall as 70″.

This is a really good option if you want some versatility, perhaps if you want to use the lamp for different things.

You can see more reviews and the latest price of this model here.


Baltoro LED floor lamp

Finally we have this one from Baltoro which I liked for the fact that it wasn’t as expensive as some of the other options and for the fact it has diffusing cover which means the light is a softer and less harsh experience while still being helpful for seeing while sewing and crafting!

This has LEDs in that should last 20+ years and can’t be replaced and it is extremely energy efficient using just 12 watts.  It’s a fairly basic lamp but has all the features you’d need like a dimming option and an adjustable head.  It’s 65″ tall and comes in black or a light gray.

Check out the latest price of this lamp on Amazon here


I hope you’ve found this article helpful – getting the best lighting for your sewing room is such a life changing thing.  Ok, perhaps a little over dramatic but it will certainly make your sewing experience much more enjoyable with the right sewing lamp!

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