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Large (oblong) Mains-Powered Magnifier (lightmag)

Large (oblong) Mains-Powered Magnifier (lightmag)

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Price: 49.00 (Including VAT)


2X magnification, 180 X 100mm (6 X 4 inches).

Large-ish with mains-powered fluorescent light.

To read an article about magnifiers and magnification click here


Magnification / lens size in mm: 2X 150X100

Field of view. For reading: vertically, most of a page; horizontally, at least one page. Or for engineering / model / hobby work: you can comfortably work with both hands underneath the lens.

Maximum working distance: 250mm (10 inches)

Light: circular fluorescent lamp, T4, oblong, 16W

Origin / brand: we import these from China

Mounting / Presentation: adjustable arm and tilting head; sits on a table on a heavy base; lens has folding dust cover.

Generally, these are for 'working under' - with a long working distance so that you fit your hand(s) underneath, a high quality lenses to give a very sharp image, and a powerful light. And most of the lenses are large enough to see through with both eyes, so you maintain your stereo vision, which is essential when working in three dimensions, e.g. doing repairs.

Specifically, for engineering and repair work this is a good compromise between a SMALL table-top version and the huge workshop type, the lens high-spec, suitable for professional work, but altogether it fits comfortably on a desk, rather than having to be fitted to a workbench.

Although I hadn't intended this as a magnifier for the partially-sighted, it is, in fact ideal - partly because you can see most of a page at once, and partly because of the very bright fluorescent light. Out of four partially sighted friends who test my magnifiers, this was the 'large' mains-operated one they liked.

Not quite what you were looking for? You want a magnifier that rests on the page for reading? We have a few of these, especially designed for the partially-sighted, see our rest-on-page magnifiers

Too large? Need a stand magnifier that is smaller (and more powerful) click here.

Not good enough?! Need a microscope? click here.

Almost right, but you DO need something considerably more powerful (a large single lens is ALWAYS low-power), AND it must still give stereo vision. Try the type of head-worn magnifier surgeons use click here. These are good for watch repairing or for work on micro-circuits.

We import these, genuine wholesale enquiries welcome.

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Minimum wholesale quantity: 5

Availability: we usually have a few dozen of these in stock

Genuine wholesale enquiries only, items may not be returned, if you're not sure what you are buying please buy just one item at the retail price. No free samples.

There is no minimum spend but there is a flat-rate postage charge for mainland UK of £10.00 + VAT per order, the purpose of this high postage charge is to discourage small orders.

Orders must be prepaid (we email a proforma invoice for your accounts department).

Cheque payment: dispatch upon cheque clearance.
Card payment: add 3%
Bank transfer: no surcharge, no delay, we'll do our best to dispatch the same working day.