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Old 09-23-2014, 05:28 PM   #11
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This one looks like it may have potential.
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I'd like to know how focused the light is though, before installing it.
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Old 09-23-2014, 05:52 PM   #12
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Amazon has several models, here are 2 x 12v models on flexible arms I bought in the past.
Just add a 12v outlet over the dinette shelf.
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:01 PM   #13
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I picked up some LED strip lighting from Lee Valley and put a 36" strip with a dimmer in the shelf above the front window. Right now it sits on the shelfs and faces upwards acting more like mood lighting. I am thinking of putting the strip under the shelf facing downwards. It is warm white and puts out a lot of light so I tend to keep it dimmed right now.
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Thought of the strip light, but, I'm concerned that the light itself would be a distraction in that position.
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Light on arm would be perfect, or one with flexible, bendable arm that can be positioned. I have an AC version that I use for fly tying.
I found several gooseneck, nautical chart lights on Amazon. They are hard wired. Mine have about a 12" "neck" and are great for task lighting. They're pretty focused so not so good for general illumination.
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:45 PM   #16
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you indicate you want to move the light that is there out over the table...perhaps switching the single to a double may help you.
What I had in mind is more like a pool table lamp effect. A nice circle of light on the table top and no shadow with the light behind the head or glare looking towards an led light. I'm thinking something more with a small lamp shade. Still working on the design.

What I do know for sure is that I'm going to remove the center under shelf light and use that location and power supply for my new light fixture.

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Looking at the space available on the front and bottom of the shelf in my 17, I don't see anything that's gonna work for me. I've only got 1 1/2" height and depth, if you are optimistic.
Just have to be romantic and light a candle.
Right Alf?
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Having no light directly over the table was a frustration for us, so a couple years back I followed the example of another on here (sorry, not sure who), and installed a double light directly over the center of the table.

First I cut out a piece of the insulation, in order to epoxy a wood mounting block to the shell.



I then fished in a couple wires from the Maax fan.



I epoxied in a 1/2" thick piece of baltic birch ply, and wired in the light I bought.



Lots of great light to be had. Notice the great tissue paper holder the front shelf makes.

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