Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Exciting Discovery

(in Rose's opinion)

Some months ago I saw an article (or advertisement?) with someone using a strip of LED lights fastened under the top bar of the beater on a loom, giving extra light on the fell of the cloth and especially for sleying the reed. I thought it was a brilliant idea and have been keeping my eyes open for something similar.  I found the very thing at Harvey Norman while hanging around waiting for photos. What's more it was in a bargain bin!  Here it is:
  
in the packet . . .




and out of it . . .



Showing the switch on the top . . .
and in use . . .


As you can see, it still works when removed from its base. It runs on 3 AAA batteries (supplied).  I have attached it with a couple of loops of elastic and it makes a huge difference. I'm quite excited about it and recommend it to anyone who can find one. Unfortunately there are no more where I got mine but I'm sure a bit of searching on the internet or in other stores may turn up something similar.


3 comments:

Esther said...

I remember you talking about this Mum. Good find!!

Judy said...

Fantastic! Wonder if they can get more in. I'll ask.

Rose said...

hen ask for Osram LEDstixx. The HN label says OSRLEDSTIXX/OSRAM/700518. There are several other numbers as well but as the edge is cut off the label I can't see what they are for.
The label inside the package has 2 numbers: 01389-AR4 01731-AR4 and 01733 AR4 01953-AR4. I' not sure if any of that will help.