Aria music stand light

Here’s why I like my Aria stand light.  It puts bright light evenly across two facing pages, and it’s invisible to the audience.  It’s cool, so I don’t burn my hand, and I don’t have to keep replacing the bulbs.  Also, anyone who gigs a lot knows the power outlet is always just one foot too far away, so either you have to clutter the floor with extension cords or you have  a taut line to trip over.  Well, the Aria has a 3-foot extension on its power cord.  That may not seem like a big deal, but it makes a difference to me.

Also, the thing is lightweight and sturdy and scratch-resistant.  It’s clearly designed by someone who has done gigs and dealt with these problems.  (A string bass player, it turns out.)

The polarized light hasn’t been important to me, and it’s a bit awkward to carry around in the original box.  You need to get a carry bag for it.  Overall, it’s a bit pricey, but since it’ll last a long time and you don’t have to buy bulbs, that offsets some of the cost.  But really, it’ so much better than an incandescent light that I’m glad I paid the money for it.  I deserve it, and it’s one more thing that helps a gig go smoothly.

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