Music Lights

Music light, has anyone tried one of these?

The discussion below is taken from a thread launched by "Scott Langholff" on the Synth Zone Arranger forum. Click here to go to the original thread including any additional comments.

Scott Langholff
10-27-2003 09:53 PM

Hello,
Saw this light today at Waldenbooks. They have the complete package including extra bulbs and ac adopter for about $15.99. Seems very handy, just wondering if its enough light to cover two pages etc. Otherwise, I may just try it as they have a 30-day return policy with receipt.

Best, -- Scott Langholff

travlin'easy
10-28-2003 05:46 AM

Scott,
It uses a flashlight bulb as a light source, and while there is a fair amount of light emitted, it's still dim at best. For the same amount of money, you can purchase a 110-volt clip-on music light that can handle up to a 40 watt, tubular, aquarium bulb. They are available at most music stores for about $14.95 or less. The neat thing about them is they only shine the light on the pages. They'll cover a two-page spread and they don't shine in your eyes or on the audience. -- Gary

Douglas Dean
10-28-2003 08:03 AM

If you really would like a luxury light for two or three pages, most likely will never burn out in your lifetime, has it's own case, has a rechargeable battery for portable use, AC chord for 120V electric, great professional look, adjustable neck, etc., etc. and etc., you might take a gander at the ConcertLight as I did when searching for a light a cut above the average about six years ago. I have one for my studio and one for the road. A great lifetime investment. Not for bargain hunters or cheapies but for professionals and/or people that value their eyes and like to really see their music from beginning to end.

Buy the way, they are made to be used in Europe also for 220V. Also the light has no preference of make of keyboard. (Smile) -- Grandpa Doug

Scottyee
10-28-2003 09:17 AM

I, too, own the Lampcraft 'Concert II' lamp. I have to admit that I have mixed feelings about this lamp. I really appreciate it for its very lightweight sleek design, and that it also includes a built in battery pack, as well as can easily clamp securely to almost any portable music rack. My issue is with its fluorescent tube. Even though the tube is color balanced (daylight color temperature with a bluish hue) and provides non-glare even illumination, I can't get over the annoying sensation that the light is continuously flickering (universally inherent design of florescent lights).

I remember quite a few years ago that many school districts across the Country (US) replaced all florescent lights with incandescent lighting fixtures in their classrooms because they discovered students working under florescent lights were less able to concentrate. -- Scott

travlin'easy
10-28-2003 02:21 PM

The solution to the age-old problem of using sheet music is to put that sheet music in a notebook computer thereby eliminating the need to carry volumes of sheet music, music stand, light, etc. The notebook computer has a backlit screen, can hold more sheet music than you could carry in a tractor-trailer, weighs less than two pounds, the print is easier to read (go with the 15-inch screen) and now there's a neat, mini-USB light that's available to light up the keys so you can see them in darkened rooms. Two models are available from www.cyberguys.com and the bulb will last 1,000 hours. Another model uses a tiny LED light and comes with a clip so it can be attached to the top of the computer's screen, while the other is a gooseneck rig that is flexible and can be positioned exactly where you want it. I'm buying one tonight, and at $11.49 for one, or $8.95 for the other, it's a no barber. The product # is 142 0350. The other, less expensive light is #141 0352. The more expensive light is shown here (available from CyberGuys!). Another problem solved by creative engineering -- Hmmm. Or was that Better Living Through Chemistry?

Cheers, -- Gary

Tony W
10-28-2003 02:55 PM

I really love the goose neck lights on my 9000Pro. I have one trained on my music stand and one on the little behringer mixer. That way, when the rest of the house is asleep and the insomnia kicks in, they, and the glow from the monitor screen, are the only lights in the house.
I often wonder why they left them off the Tyros? Maybe they will materialize again on the mythical Tyros Pro!

Best to all, -- Tony

rattley
10-28-2003 03:50 PM

Be careful when using any lights that might use an internal transformer to lower voltage. 60 Hz line HUM can result. You are better off using incandescent lights using standard line voltage.

Scott Langholff
10-28-2003 04:58 PM

Hi all,
ScottY: Aren't you the one that has the Littlite? I was looking for that thread but couldn't find it. How do you like it?

Grandpa Doug: Hello, it's good to hear from you over here on the Yamaha forum. hehehe. I was glad to hear the light works on all brands, because if I get a KN7000 too, it could have gotten quite expensive for two lights.

Best, -- ScottL

Scottyee
10-28-2003 07:38 PM

Yep, own BOTH the Littlite 18" gooseneck lamp as well as the Concert II Florescent. I utilize the Littlite for gigging and reserve the Concert II for the home practice studio. The Littlite L-3/18 attaches to the keyboard via included removable industrial strength Velcro "snap mounts," which provides quick removal to easily switch back and forth between the Tyros & PSR-2000

Though I've utilized the Concert II florescent lamp out on gigs, I prefer taking the Littlite because its halogen lamp is much brighter, making it easier to focus bright light to a specific section of the music page. The Concert II, on the other hand, produces a soft diffused effect. I like the Concert II for at home practicing, and when used in tandem with another light source, but for gig work I prefer the Littlite. - Scott

mr82thebar
10-29-2003 10:44 PM

I've been using a gooseneck lamp purchased from Target. Make sure you point it toward you instead of the audience. It's real bright halogen light for about ten dollars. -- Bob