My Display Booth Lights

© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved.

Additional light is one of the most essential elements in selling your jewelry.

I use four of these lamps for my booth lights.

The better your customers can see the details of a piece of jewelry, and the more it sparkles in the light, the more likely they are to buy it.

I’ve found that a minimum of one light bulb per two linear feet of table is a good rule of thumb for a jewelry display.

I have four of these black lamps – one for each of my 47″ wide display tables.

I can turn and angle the lamp heads nearly anywhere, so with this tiny footprint of table space I can illuminate an entire table very efficiently.

I use “Reveal” natural-light bulbs – they make my jewelry gleam and sparkle without casting any unnatural color on it. The lamps and bulbs were quite cheap at WalMart.

Where to Shop for Lamps Like These

People are always asking me where I got these lamps.

First, I want to emphasize that what’s really more important than the lamp is having “daylight” or “natural light” lightbulbs lighting up your display.

Any ordinary lamp made for household use should be able to accommodate those.

So you could look for any goose-neck lamps, desk lamps, etc. that can be adjusted to aim the lights exactly where you want them.

My lamps came from Walmart several years ago. If they don’t carry that exact lamp anymore, other places to look for goose-neck lamps, adjustable desk lamps, etc. are:

  • Target
  • office supply places like Staples and Office Depot
  • home improvement places like Lowe’s and Home Depot
  • Sam’s Club
  • Costco
  • Harbor Freight Tools
  • some local hardware stores like Ace or Rose
  • eBay
  • Amazon.com
  • also check office supply stores for other desk lamps that would work well to light up your jewelry booth.

Also be sure to check the websites of the stores I just mentioned above – usually they carry a MUCH bigger variety of merchandise online, and most big store chains have a “click and pickup” service where you can order the item online and then pick it up at your local store within a few days – WITHOUT having to pay for shipping.

I hope this helps! 🙂

More About My Booth

See the rest of my jewelry booth display.

Learn how my modular jewelry show display sets up in just 30 minutes.

For show venues without access to electricity, see tips for using battery operated lamps or solar lights to light up your jewelry booth wirelessly.

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Comments

  1. I’m looking for battery operated lamps since electricity is often not available at shows. I’ve gotten some small LED reading lamps, but the light tends to be kind of blue. I’d love to find some with a more natural light.

  2. Rena, I love your use of the traveling jewelry case because I struggle with all of the same things you mentioned. It is a nightmare to set up at shows, pull out jewelry to show customers at home, etc. One problem is that I make a line of necklaces that are wire wrapped and are thick and crushable, so I store each one in its own box. They wouldn’t fit in the traveling case. I use 5″x7″x1″ boxes and usually have 15 or so at any given show, sometimes more. They sell well and they are my signature piece, so I don’t want to give them up. I also make a variety of beaded, wire, and beadwoven pieces which would fit nicely in the case you use. Any thoughts based on what you’ve seen and/or researched?

    One more thing. I find the shows I apply to are very picky about the display and want each booth to look like a mini-boutique. In your photo I don’t see any props to create that effect. Mine are bulky and take up a lot of room, plus I display the bulkier necklaces I mentioned about on busts, which also take up a lot of room. In Florida we rarely have indoor shows, so then there is the tent, etc. I’m exhausted by the time I get set up, the I have to face the break down at the end.

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