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Stage Right Orchestra Light for Sheet Music Stand
Illuminate your sheet music or work area using this Orchestra Light for Sheet Music Stand from Monoprice!
This light features a 9" wide bar with ten bright LEDs, allowing you to effectively illuminate a wider area than with single or double LED lights. The 9.5" gooseneck allows you to position and rotate the light head into the proper position. The clamp base can be securely attached to a surface as thick as 5/8".
The light is powered using either 3x AA batteries (included) or using the included AC adapter. The AC adapter accepts 100 ~ 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz input voltage, plugs into the clamp base, and features a generous 9.7 foot cord. The light can produce up to 18 hours of illumination using a new set of AA alkaline batteries.
PROS: Bright, certainly bright enough orchestra or pit work. Lightweight, runs on batteries or AC power. Gooseneck and stand clip work fine. Very low cost compared to competing products.
CONS: None for me.
PROS: Bright at two levels, power cord or batteries, strong clip
Effectively, they illuminate 4 pages of music.
PROS: The light stays in place , it is easy to turn on and off and does not flicker.
Battery power or plugging the light in to an AC socket (I use the second option)
It turns on immediately and does not get hot
It is lightweight, has a flexible goose neck and the clip makes it easy to move
CONS: The light is a little cold - but I got used to it..
One lamp will only light up two pages of music. If you want to illuminate more pages, you will need to get two lamps. Even so, they are still much more reasonable than other grand piano lamps.
PROS: Nice bright illumination on the targeted area. In my case, the clamp had a perfect structure to grasp. I consider the two illumination levels to be a plus, but I almost never use the lower one.
CONS: Even if I sit here and act really picky about it, I can't think of a single complaint. Of course, as much as I like it, I may need to replace it before I'd like, and if that day comes, it would be my only "con" comment.
PROS: strong clip, battery or included plug, 2 levels of light, price
CONS: could be a little brighter
2 levels of brightness
Using either batteries or power supply
Also like the option of either plugged in or battery operation as sometimes cords are just not an option..
PROS: Bright even lighting.
2 brightness settings for different environments
Lightweight and compact
Battery or AC operation
I've often touted the website Monoprice.com because of their amazing variety of electronic related items, their great service and their low prices, but every once in awhile I am surprised by an item that I pick up from them.
Because I have a home studio, I use a music stand behind the mic. For years I had a somewhat inferior orchestra light on the stand. As one ages and your eyes change this became more of a problem.
A couple of weeks ago, I was looking around Monoprice's site for some unrelated items and I came across an orchestra light that was LED and only $25. I decided that at that price, even if it was a piece of crap, the price was right to take a chance on it. Well it showed up, and I was completely stunned at the brightness, quality and as an added bonus, because it's LED, it doesn't get hot like my previous light.
For what I'm getting, I would have agreed to pay twice as much. It's just the latest example of an online retailer that I just can't do without. And no, this testimonial is totally unsolicited and I'm getting squat out of it from Monoprice. I just like their stuff and the way they do business.
PROS: It's lightweight, gives great light, and is far superior to my previous light that wasn't LED. My previous light got very hot, a situation that's not a problem with this one.
Since I'm not travelling with it, I don't need it to be battery operated, but for those who do travel I'm assuming being AC/DC is a bonus
CONS: Writing a con, would just be picky on my part. If anything, perhaps the light could be a little longer for a bigger throw, but again, that's being picky
PROS: Very bright. Works as advertised.
I measured the current draw on high and got about 255 mA. On low, it's about 124 mA. So if you use 2000 mAh rechargeable batteries, expect about 7.5 hours on high, or up to 16 hours on low before needing to recharge the batteries.
I measured off-state current draw and got 20 nA. If that's correct, it will never drain your batteries down when off. They will expire just as fast on the shelf, not connected to anything.
If the design goal was to make a reliable, functional, long battery life product, they definitely hit the goals. There aren't any fancy features like USB charging or variable dimming. But what you do get looks like it'll last until it's obsolete.
PROS: Long battery life: 7.5 or 16 hours.
Cool running charger: runs about 20 F above ambient. It won't get hot.
Quiet bending neck. No creaking when you adjust its angle.
Run off of AC adapter or three AA batteries.
Even light dispersion.