PORTABLE SEWING MACHINE
The Barracuda zig-zag and straight stitch portable walking- foot machine is remarkably versatile. Designed for boat owners, hobbyists, and small businesses, the Barracuda is ideal for medium- to heavy-weight sewing jobs.
- Stitch width (0-5mm) adjustment lever
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- Toothed belts and pulleys to prevent slippage
What is a task light? Why do I need it? What makes it different from any other type of light?
What do I look for when buying a task light?
Do you have questions about task lighting? We here at Reliable have put together some easily digestible information for you to give you everything you need to know about task lighting.
WHAT IS A TASK LIGHT?
Task lights provide you with concentrated light where you need it in order to complete a task at hand. The tasks that require this type
of lighting are typically focus-intensive and intricate. Task lights are utilized by industry professionals and homeowners alike.
Some examples of where homeowners would benefit from using a task light include:
• Putting on make up
• Model construction.
When using a task light to perform these detailed endeavours, you will reduce your level of eye strain and fatigue exponentially.
Task lights are used for commercial purposes as well. Industrial uses for task lights can vary widely. Some may need a high-quality task light for their industrial sewing machine table or their workshop. Others may need it in their dental office or for quality control inspection.
BENEFITS OF PROPER TASK LIGHTING
A proper task light is an important tool that can be a massive benefit to
your work, productivity and overall health. Additional benefits of working
with a proper task light include:
• Energy efficient
• Cost & time savings
• No longer having irritated /dry/watery eyes
• No more blurred vision/double vision
• Less light sensitivity
• Reduced pain in neck/back & shoulders
• Provide greater control of lighting levels
DO I NEED A TASK LIGHT OR WILL ANY LIGHT SUFFICE?
Are you leaving your work area feeling fatigued, causing errors? Are you having trouble reading, sewing or performing other tasks?
Are you left with a massive headache upon completion of your project? This could possibly be due to the fact that you are using
inadequate/incorrect lighting. Task lamps are specially designed in order to provide you with the proper amount of illumination
for these types of works - far more than a typical light can achieve. Investing in a proper task light will boost your concentration ,
productivity and personal comfort.
Below are some industries and applications where you may benefit from a task lighting solution:
WHAT DO I NEED TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A TASK LIGHT?
CRI, Lumen, Color Temperature... These are all different measurements that you will read about when searching for your task light. But what does it mean? Below you will find detailed information on each of these measurements, and what you should look for based on your needs/requirements.
Lumens is a measurement of how much light your particular fixture emits. When your light source emits a low lumen level, it will leave you with a headache and in the long run, can damage your eyesight. When you are buying a task light, a good range to look for is 400-600 lumens.
Lux is a particularly important measurement to consider when buying a task light. While lumens measures the total amount of light emitted by your fixture, Lux is a measurement of the light that is directed to your work surface. For very detailed tasks (e.g., painting, detailed drawing, sewing & crafts, beauty treatments), an illuminance lux level of 2,000 - 4,000 is recommended.
Related to color temperature is the Color Rendering Index (CRI). The CRI is a measurement of how accurate colors will look under a particular light source. CRI is measured on a scale of 1 to 100. A high CRI rating indicates that the light source is better at rendering the true colors of an object. When shopping for task lights, look for a CRI rating of 80 or higher. Reliable’s UberLight™ Flex models all contain a CRI rating of above 80.
Watts is the amount of energy required for light production. Efficacy is a measurement of lumens per watt. It is calculated by dividing the total lumens by wattage consumed. The higher the efficacy number, the more efficient the product. Typical efficacy rating for an LED light is 90. The UberLight™ Flex efficacy rating ranges from 100-300.
What is Color Temperature? Why do I need it?
Color temperature is measured in Kelvin (K) and it refers to the glow/appearance of color that your light source emits. Typically, you will see the color temperature (i.e., Kelvins) being compared to the color of the sky outside. This can also be identified as the Correlated Color Temperature (CCT). A low Kelvin number indicates that your light will appear on the orange/yellow side whereas a high Kelvin number indicates your light will appear whiter or more blue.
What else do I need to consider when buying a task light?
Additional considerations to include when looking for the best task light to suit your needs are the adjustability and/or flexibility of the task light, hours of use and finally, the overall design.
Typically, task lights are purchased in order to complete focus-intensive, highly detailed work. Sometimes, this will involve adjusting your light to a particular angle in order to see the intricacies of your project properly. Thus, buying a task light that has the functionality to adjust/maneuver to the appropriate angle is essential. Task lights that contain swiveling heads or adjustable goosenecks will allow you the ability to finetune the placement of the light beam to a localized area.
Lifetime/Hours of Use
LED lights have the longest life expectancy compared to other bulb types (e.g., incandescent/halogen bulbs). The estimated lifetime of an LED bulb is calculated to the time that they emit 70% of their original brightness. On average, LEDs have a life expectancy of around 50,000 hours. The UberLight™ Flex exceeds the average life expectancy of an LED light and is rated for up to 60,000 hours of use.
Choosing the right style/design of your task light will ultimately be based on personal preference. Reliable Corporation’s in-house product development team has expertly crafted the UberLight™ Flex’s contemporary design to fit the aesthetics of modern decor. Not only does the UberLight™ have supreme functionality, but it will also look beautiful in any room you choose to place it.
OUR TASK LIGHTING SOLUTIONS
Innovation is the corner stone of our growth. We are driven to innovate premium quality products that have consistent performance
and longevity. At Reliable, we take pride in what we do.
We took the time to understand the specific needs of our consumers and focused on creating a task light that provides users with a glare-free targeted light source that has an ergonomic design, user friendly features and one that will perform reliably with frequent use. After years of investing in research and development, we produced The UberLight™ Flex.
The UberLight™ Flex features a contemporary design, convenient USB power, 270° rotational head, 26.5” flexible silicone gooseneck that can hold virtually any shape, glare-free lighting, adjustable color temperatures and up to 60,000 hours of use. The UberLight™ Flex is available with a base, mount or clamp to meet the focused lighting needs of any space. Perform tasks with accuracy all day, every day.
Our task lighting solutions are chosen by industry professionals and consumers alike for their unmatched quality and design. Our lights are superior in giving end users complete freedom and control when it comes to light position, direction and brightness levels that are required for their work. Anywhere. Anytime.
26.5” PRECISION FLEXIBLE GOOSENECK
The UberLight™ Flex includes a 26.5” flexible gooseneck that can hold virtually any shape. 270° rotation capability for ultimate percision control. Anywhere. Anytime.
9 DIFFERENT LIGHT SETTINGS
The UberLight™ Flex features nine different light settings to help you perform detailed tasks. Choose between three color settings with three brightness levels each.
EASY ON THE EYES
Reveal more to the human eye with our highest colour rendering index yet. With a CRI rating of over 80, the UberLight™ Flex delivers maximum brightness for the most accurate colour quality.
All UberLight™ Flex models are tested to the latest UL and CSA standards. Whether you choose the 120/220V direct wire model or one of our USB connected models, your UberLight™ Flex had you covered.
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