Monday, March 15, 2010

Bendable Bright Light Product Review

First, let me be clear—I have not been paid for this review, and I’m not affiliated with the “Bendable Bright Light” company in any way. This is just a product I love.

Several times I have been asked about the “Bendable Bright Light” I have attached to my sewing machine, so I thought I’d do a review. The “Bendable Bright Light” is a small LED light that attaches to the side of your sewing machine with double-sided 3M adhesive. It puts out a bright light that can be directed exactly where it is needed. It eliminates the need to bring an additional lighting source when you go to a retreat or workshop. It is advertised that the product will last for 100,000 hours. No batteries are involved; you plug it in. When I first saw the “Bright Light” advertised, I thought it was too pricey. The problem is, though, that I am gadget addicted, so I had to have one. I haven’t regretted it a minute. I can’t sew without one now.

You can purchase an additional mounting kit that enables the “Bendable Bright Light” to be moved from machine to machine (if you use more than one). The kit will cost somewhere between $8-$10.

You can see a demo of the product at this web address--

You will pay anywhere from $30-$50 for this product. I did a little research and have found the “Bendable Bright Light” on sale for $29.95 at I know nothing about this store; I have never ordered from them. You can find the product at most quilt shops, but unless you hit a sale it will cost closer to $50 there. I also hear that Nancy’s Notions and Clotilde have it on sale sometimes. I checked the JoAnn’s website and found that the product is no longer available there.


Anonymous said...

I too loved this product until I got a stress fracture where the plastic meets the metal flex arm. I have returned it to the company who insists that I dropped the light (which I have not)because they have never seen this happen. It's not uncommon when you have two different materials meeting that the weaker of the two material can get stress fractures from everyday use. I am pretty frustrated after paying $49.95 just 3 months ago that the company doesn't want to stand behind it's product.

Quilter Beth said...

I'm sorry you have had such a bad experience with the product. I have had two of them (almost since they came out) and have had no trouble with them. Several of my friends have them and haven't had a problem either. Maybe you got a lemon! Regardless of the reason for the problem (other than abuse) the company should stand behind their product. I'm disappointed to hear that hasn't been the case.