In industrial sites, work bench lighting consists of a long tube-style lamp, mounted over a bench or desk. The light is typically mounted very low in an elevated position. This type of setup is designed for detailed tasks, such as electronics repair, finishing touches, painting and meticulous wiring. These days, with the era of LEDs in full force, operators have a variety of options and LED alternatives for work bench lighting.
LED Pivot Lamps
An LED pivot lamp is a cutting-edge luminary with a pivot arm that is mounted on the wall. Similar to a retractable dentist fixture, the unit is extremely versatile. This type of fixture is useful for tasks that require high levels of concentration and dexterity, as it allows individuals to position the light very close to target.
Furthermore, for work sites that cannot cater to a lengthy tube light (due to space issues), an LED pivot lamp is a great alternative. After using the light, individuals may fold the arm and bring it close to the wall, away from tools and activities on the table. By comparison, an overhead work bench light is prone to accidental and rough contact.
LED String Lights
LED string lights are also a suitable alternative for work bench illumination. This type of unit includes several LED lamps (around 5-10, depending on the requirements of the space), which are connected together via a cord. A major advantage to LED string lights is custom lighting installations.
Individuals can setup the lamps individually, prioritizing specific parts of the table where work is frequently conducted. When mounted on hooks, string lights become portable. Should an operator need to light up an area close to the work bench, one can unhook the lamp and pull it towards the target (as long as the cord is long enough).