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Wireless Music stand lights

Thanks to all who responded to my inquiry regarding wireless music stand
lights. Below are some of the helpful responses.

Wyant Morton
California Lutheran university
morton(a)callutheran.edu

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I know of two: one is called a "Gig Light" and the other is "Maestro."
They are both very good. The "Gig Light" folds up and has a protective
case (will fit in your pocket). The "Maestro" does not fold, but it
illuminates the whole music stand - not just one page of music, as is
the case with the "Gig Light." Check with your local music store or
local symphony orchestra member for sources.

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We investigated many last year and finally chose the Mighty Bright Triple
LED
Music Stand Light, but even with triple LED they throw less light than the
standard music stand. If you want them to help already existing light, they
are fine, though their disbursion doesn't quite get the edges of the parts.
If you want them for a semi-dark show, as we did, you need two per stand.
But
for normal help to existing lighting they work and man, are they easier than
cords and power strips! And they were the best we found at a reasonable
price.

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I use two types of wireless lights. The biggest light is a "kliplite".
This is based on the hamilton light is shape and size. It runs on 3 AA
bats. and has 8 LED lights. It has lasted me through 8 hours of use. You
may get these for about $35 on WWW. kliplite.com. Con....neck is short for
large piano musical scores. instrumentals should be OK.

2. Might Bright has a new two light system that look like an ant antenna.
It is a softer light than the above and is very flexible. You can bend the
lights in any position...the light does not reflect off of plastic sleeves
etc. Runs on 3 AAA bats. Con.... does not last as long as above, but
should give you a good 6+ hours. Pro.... you can put it in your pocket! I
got mine at the local music store for about $25.

Both of the above work well for my piano and instrumental needs.

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Check out: www.lampcraft.com

They sell a lightweight, long lasting wireless music stand light called
"GigLight" that we're very happy with.

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Our school just produced "Cinderella" in April and used stand lights,
extension cords, etc. For consideration, I purchased one wireless stand
light, "Mighty Bright XtraFlex Duet" from a local music store. It takes
three AAA batteries. Their website is www.mightybright.com. It has two
heads which can be adjusted individually. However, I decided to go with
the regular stand light instead because it didn't give out enough light
for the entire score and it was so lightweight that I was afraid it was
going to be knocked off the stand with just a little bump! Also, if it
was touched by a page turning, etc. it would move one of the lights and
would be out of adjustment for the next page. I just couldn't trust it
to perform in a live setting. This is the only one I checked out. They
could possibly have other models that are heavier and would lock onto
the stand better. The retail price for this is $24.99.

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I've recently purchased little LED lights from The Black Folder company
- they are designed to fit in the spine of their choral folders, but
clip onto music stands and piano music racks just as easily. I use two
of them on a stand. I tried one of the longer fluorescent battery
oprated onces a few years ago and didn't find it bright enough.




on December 12, 2008 10:00pm
I just purchased (1) Mighty Max Triple LED Music Light and also (1) Might Max Max (double goose-neck style) XtraFlex Duet Music Light (as opposed to the newer model Duet2) lights from Guitar Center for $19.99 each. Retail price for each is $24.99.

I like the Triple LED music light better because of how it folds up and stores when not in use. I have not used these light under performane conditions yet, but my intiial tests indicate that on a music stand with two sheets of music their illumination characteristics are similar. However, if the music sheets are further apart, such as with 3 sheets of music, I would think that the double-goose neck Duet Music light might be the better choice. I may post again after an actual performance.

Additional Thought: After this purchase I saw a single goose-neck style XtraFlex LED Music Light at Hastings Book Store for $9.99 (retail $14.99). Since you can buy TWO single-goose neck lights for the price of ONE double-goose neck I would think that buying two single-goose neck LED lights might be the smarter choice since you can have more flexibility in how you arrange the lights on a single music stand plus having the additional option of using the lights on separate stands if desired.