Regardless of your current project, effective lighting is an absolute necessity. Inadequate lighting can lead to eye strain, discomfort in your neck and back, and the frustration of losing materials in poorly lit areas. To establish a well-lit environment in your jewelry workspace, consider your lighting arrangement in three essential layers.
An effective ceiling light is a fundamental requirement. You'll come to appreciate the significance of ambient lighting when (inevitably) your polishing machine snatches a ring from your grasp and sends it flying, or a gemstone takes an unexpected detour from your bench to the floor. If you're working on jewelry at home in a poorly lit area, such as a garage, it's essential to install the same kind of ceiling lighting you would have in any other room in your home.