6) My Display Booth Lights
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Additional light is one of the most essential elements in selling your jewelry.
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.
Unfortunately, I purchased them many years ago – so these particular lamps are not available.
However, 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. Although they don’t carry that exact lamp anymore, other places to look for goose-neck lamps, adjustable desk lamps, etc. are:
- office supply places like Staples and Office Depot
- home improvement places like Lowe’s and Home Depot
- Sam’s Club
- Harbor Freight Tools
- some local hardware stores like Ace or Rose
- 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! 🙂
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