'Not only is the Slimline indispensable for sewing or cutting, but the LEDs allow me to see true-to-life colours and select fabrics or match threads any time of the day or night, just as if I was working in the sunlight,’ says Nicole Young of Lillyella stitchery in Colorado. The Slimline comes as a floor lamp or table light that clamps to a desk. Its aluminium shade emits a very bright light and a diffuser spreads this evenly over a large area. Meanwhile, a four-step dimmer allows brightness control.
‘It truly changed everything for me,’ says New York-based quilter Giuseppe Ribaudo, AKA Giucy Giuce, of the lamp. ‘I went from moving every light in my apartment to my sewing table to just using one slick, bright, beautiful light. It made such a remarkable difference. Better light meant better vision meant being able to work more quickly, more efficiently, more precisely.’
Slimline’s LEDs do not get hot, allowing you to work under the light for many hours. This makes it a lifeline for Atlanta-based miniaturist painter Taylor Cox, who often works after the sun has gone down. ‘I paint so much at night, and they help so much,’ says the artist.