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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Light Up Your World/Light Up Your Machine and a Giveaway!!!

A few months back, I was contacted by a company called Inspired LED Lighting. I was told that they had an LED light kit especially designed for sewing machines that they thought I would love and asked me to give it a try without obligation. If I liked it, I could blog about it, and if I didn't, well that was fine too.
I wasn't sure exactly which machine I would like to test it out on, but finally decided on my little Baby Lock Anna as it's the machine I use when I travel. A little extra lighting sounded wonderful, especially if I left my extra lighting at home. To be honest, I thought that a little extra light would be nice, but I really didn't think it would make that much of a difference. Guess what!!!, it does.
The kit arrived with an LED strip that has an adhesive backing, clips, and a power cord.   
Before I attached the LED strip to my machine, I decided to just plug in the strip and see what it looked like. Like I said, I was pleasantly surprised with how much light came from these teeny tiny lights.
The attaching process is done on the backside of the machine. The clip holds the cord in place on the back of the machine.
The on/off switch is attached to the side of the machine. 
I decided to use the extra clip to hold the cord on the side as well.
Below is a picture prior to adding the LED light strip. 
And here's after. You can see how lit up the surface area is. Like I said, I was absolutely amazed...and happy :) In the future, if I forget my extra lighting, it won't be an issue. 
Here's a video from Inspired LED that shows the entire process of attaching the LED strip, and better pictures than mine of the difference with and without the extra light. 


Now for the good news!!! I installed the LED strip on my machine yesterday afternoon. I immediately contacted the company and told them how much I liked the product and asked if I would be able to host a giveaway. They got back to me right away with a resounding YES!!!! The only downside is that this giveaway is for U.S. residents only. The reason being that our electrical system is different than that in other countries. So sorry. 

So, if you would like a chance to win an Inspired LED lighting kit for your machine,
1. You must be a U.S. resident
2. You must be a follower of this blog
3. Leave a message on this blog and let me know how you follow, Bloglovin, Feedly, email, etc. 

I will announce the winner next Thursday, February 11, 2016.

Now that I have the strip on my little Baby Lock Anna, I want the strip on my Bernina too! 
Good Luck!   



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125 comments:

  1. I would love the chance to win. Who didn't need more light when sewing?! ;) I'm an email follower.

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  2. This would be so ideal for me. I often find that I have to move my desk lamp to get more light on my sewing machine. I follow your blog through The Old Reader.

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  3. Rhonda, I am a follower of your blog on Feedly. Please enter me into the drawing for the LED Sewing Machine light. Thanks!

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  4. Brilliant idea. I'd love one of these. Facebook

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  5. I'd love the chance to win. I follow your blog on feedly.

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  6. light up my life! I follow via bloglovin and facebook :)

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  7. More light is always good! I follow on feedly.

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  8. More light is always better. Thanks for going the extra mile to ask them for a giveaway, too! I follow along via feedly.

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  9. Looks like the lighting that was just installed under my new kitchen cabinets and I love them! I'd love to win a set for my machine. I follow on Bloglovin'.

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  10. I'm following. Would sure love to win that. My room is so dark. I follow email and blog.

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  11. Looks awesome! I'd like a chance! I follow through BlogLovin'

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  12. What an awesome product! I follow you on Bloglovin' and I'd love to get my hands on this. Thanks!

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  13. Looks amazing! I love the way it diminishes the shadows. Awesome. I follow on Facebook.

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  14. Awesome, more lighting without a magnet. I follow through Bloglovin'

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  15. Hi, Rhonda...the more light, the better! I follow you happily on NetNewsWire.

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  16. Those little lights are cool. I need more light so badly! I follow you on Bloglovin', of course!

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  17. Amazing! I love the way it diminishes the shadows!! I follow via Facebook. Enter me please! Thanks.

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  18. I follow you on Feedly. I would love to have more light on my 60's era Pfaff. It has such a measly little light bulb.

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  19. Well, ain't that just the coolest thing? I follow on Blogger and Bloglovin'...
    :-)

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  20. I follow on blogger! And would enjoy more light on my sewing!

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  21. I would love some extra light while sewing! I follow your blog on Bloglovin.

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  22. This looks great! I follow on Facebook

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  23. No need to enter me in the giveaway - I installed these in both of my Pfaffs and think with what's left over I can do my serger at some point. I had ordered the double set (came with two power connectors) and the company also sells parts to make the power connection if you just have some of the strip of lights left. The one who wins this will love it!

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  24. what a clever IDEA! I'd love a shot at the little light strip. I follow on bloglovin. THANK YOU!!

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  25. Who doesn't need better lighting w/a sewing machine? I follow through bloglovin.

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  26. What a great idea! I follow through bloglovin.

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  27. Thanks Rhonda for this opportunity. The brightness looks great--and also how out-of-the-way it is. I'm a Bloglovin' follower.

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  28. Please enter me, as my poor senior eye sight sure could use the help!!
    I follow on bloglovin!

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  29. I would love extra lighting. I follow on Bloglovin.

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  30. I would love this so much! I struggle to get enough light even with my adjustable lamp. I'll buy this for sure if i don't win. Would love if something like this was available for my iron too!!
    I follow you on Feedly.

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  31. Looks like the perfect solution to dim sewing. Bloglovin.

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  32. Wow - thanks for this enlightening giveaway !! I follow you by email as well as just checking for posts almost everyday -going directly to my bookmark !
    Thx

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  33. Hi Rhonda, I follow you on Bloglovin and email. I would love this light to help my diminished eyesight! Sounds perfect❣ Thank you.

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  34. This is fantastic! Please enter me into the giveaway - thanks!

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  35. The older I get, the more light I need! This sounds great---can you tell us how to buy one, too? Since we can't all win? I follow you on Bloglovin, and also see your posts to your blog on Facebook.

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  36. I just found the kit on Amazon---in case I don't win. ;)

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  37. More light is a good thing! I follow on bloglovin

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  38. Just a quick note to tell everyone that I bought this light kit from Amazon last summer and I *love* it! I don't have good ambient light in my sewing area, but these LEDs light up the sewing field beautifully.

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  39. I would love to win an LED light strip. I follow your blog through Bloglovin and Facebook.

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  40. I follow on bloglovin. My old eyes can always use more light.

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  41. OMG I love this am in my 50's and notice I need more light when sewing and this will help me out alot thank you for sharing I would love to win this I follow you on this blog and facebook

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  42. Would love to win. I follow with feedly. Thanks.

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  43. I've been wanting more light at my machine! I follow through Feedly.

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  44. I would love extra lighting I follow on bloglovin

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  45. I really can use the light since I'm always having trouble seeing near the presser foot. I follow in Feedly.

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  46. What a great product. I aim a clip on light at my machine now :D . It's absolutely essential and yet, not so good.
    Thanks for showing us this light kit! Follow by Email.

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  47. I would love to win! I follow you on Bloglovin.

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  48. I would enjoy adding illumination with this light to the Midnight Sewing Association. My association of one member follows on bloglovin and email.

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  49. Please count me in. I struggle with light, but when it's right the sewing is so much more enjoyable! O get you blog direct to my inbox and through bloglovin. Thanks Rhonda!

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  50. I follow you on Bloglovin. I would love these lights for one of my machines. I would have to purchase many more sets for the rest of my machines. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  51. I would love that light. Follow by email.

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  52. love this idea. Look forward to your postings on bloglovin

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  53. What a great product! I follow via Bloglovin.

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  54. This is so brilliant. Please count me in. I'm a Bloglovin follower.

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  55. following your blog! you are full of wonderful ideas. Love this LED Light. Would really light up my serger. Thank you!

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  56. Wow, my poor eyes could use that. I follow with Bloglovin and love your blog.

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  57. I'm a BlogSpot follower. Question? are the clips magnetic? I bought a little led light for my Viking, but the magnetic base won't stick to my machine. If it has an adhesive attachment method, I would love one.

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    1. The clips and the on/off switch are attached with an adhesive backing. And it really sticks!

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  58. You can never have enough lighting. Thanks for the giveaway.
    bloglovin

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  59. I am a Bloglovin Follower ... FIESTA :)

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  60. I have these lights on my sewing machine and love them. You might mention that the strip of lights you get is long enough for two machines. You can buy another kit so you can install the rest of the strip on your serger, too. (I'm not entering the giveaway, just wanted to comment.)

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  61. Thanks for being the original guinea pig to let us know how well it works !! Always can use some lighting as there seems to be NEVER enough.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  62. I agree with Kathy, you can never have enough lighting. This is great! I follow by email.

    Lamar Mendiola

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  63. That lightening would be really handy. Where my machine is, it sits in a shadow from my lamp and the machine's light is weak. I follow you by email. I really enjoy your blog - even when you aren't having a giveaway.

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  64. I would love the extra light thank you for the opportunity. I follow your blog and love it!

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  65. Looks like a great addition to our sewing needs, especially for us with "older" eyes! I would love to win one. I follow you on email
    Marciae

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  66. As I age I need more light. Sounds great.

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  67. Hi Rhonda, I follow you through my email. I always enjoy your posts even though my sewing skills are nowhere near yours. I REALLY like this light kit for myself (aging eyes definitely need assistance) and can also see ordering as gifts. I have already visited their web site and it seems to be priced very reasonably.

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    1. I looked into some other lighting kits that are similar, but we're quite a bit more expensive. The light strip that comes with the kit is very generous and long enough for 2 machines. I'm going to do another post on getting the most bang for your buck with the kit.

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  68. I follow by email... looks like this lighting would be a great thing to add to my travel machine drhodes9@cox.net

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  69. I follow by email. I would love those lights on my machine.

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  70. Wow. I am always looking for better lighting for all my machines. Especially when I travel with a machine. So I really really want this light. Thanks for sharing.
    I follow via e-mail and bloglovin.

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  71. HI Rhonda...Please enter me into the drawing for the LED Sewing Machine light. Thanks! Anita

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  72. I would love to improve the lighting on my machine. I follow you via email; clrmtroche@gmail.com Thank you for this give away
    Marie

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  73. The light looks excellent. I would like a chance to win one. I follow you on Pinterest and Facebook.

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  74. Hi Rhonda, I follow your blog via email and this one was perfectly timed and of utmost ilmportance to me. My husband and I travel extensviely in an RV and lighting is an issue. I, too, have two Bernina sewing machines but I travel with a small Janome (which I love for its size and weight) but lighting is a HUGE issue. I would love to be entered to win this lighting system and trust me, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.

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  75. I would love to win this lighting. I follow you via email.

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  76. Nice!!! I want one. Never can have too much lites. Your posts are read with love. I sometimes read them more than once. I even have some that have been on my list for some time. they are so full of information.

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  77. This is a great idea, thanks for the opportunity to win.I follow you on email. Sherry P

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  78. Hi!
    I am a blog follower via email. I love your blog, your sense of humor, your love of design and your sense of responsibility toward all of us that eagerly read your blog. Thanks, and I wouldn't mind having a little more light on my sewing subjects.

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  79. I'm an email follower. I recently bought a Kickstarter led light system, Hoping it would be perfect for my 3 machines. It's a great, bright light but just won't work because it's rigid and the machines are curved ! This looks like an amazing idea

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  80. I follow by email. These lights would give my mature eyesight a big boost.

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  81. I follow by e-mail, I think. I follow some with Bloglovin. So I guess I am not sure. But I love the lights. The older you get the more light you need!

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  82. How exciting! I follow via Feedly and love your blog.

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  83. Just what I need for my aging eyes. I follow you by email.

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  84. Rhonda, I found you on bloglovin, but follow you via email now. I have enjoyed your blog for about 2 years now. I recently started my sewing business and would LOVE to those lights on my machine.

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  85. I always can use more light -- I follow you on the bloglovin site. Keep up the good work.........

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  86. Love your blog. Just had cataract surgery which really brightened things up when sewing but this sounds perfect for adding more light. I follow by email: alice.sorensen303@gmail.com

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  87. This is the neatest idea ever!!!!! I follow your blog via email!!!!!!

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  88. Hi Rhonda! Thanks for a great giveaway! I've been wondering how well these light strips work.....and it looks like my machine would benefit from a little more light! :-). As you know, I follow you on Bloglovin'

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  89. Wow, could I ever use more light. Thanks for the info. I follow by e-mail.

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  90. Always need more light. I have 3 Ott lights in my sewing room right now and this would be fantastic on my travel machine! Follow on Bloglovin

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  91. My eyes would very much appreciate these LED lights on my machine! I am a new Bloglovin' follower of yours!

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  92. I love this idea and so easy! I read on email, and read every day. I've taken many inspiring suggestions from you. Next up is Vogue V1250. THANK YOU!

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  93. My bendable extra light on my machine just stopped working! This looks like it would be an improvement. Please include me in your drawing.

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  94. At my age, I always need more light. What a great idea!

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  95. More light! Yes! I follow via bloglovin. Fingers crossed -

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  96. i love this light; i have an older bernina that *needs* this light, my eyes *need* this light ... what a boon that would be ... i follow on pinterest, bloglovin' and fb ... you have an amazing blog and i'm sorry i have missed it for so long ... catchin' up .... please include me in your drawing ....

    darlene

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  97. Looks very effective. Thanks for the opportunity. I follow on Bloglovin.

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  98. Extra lighting while sewing would be like hitting the jackpot! Count me in! I follow on Bloglovin.

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  99. That looks fabulous! I follow via email.
    I'm going to forward to my sister so she can follow too!

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  100. Genius! I follow you via Bloglovin'

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  101. I'd love more light! I follow you on Feedly. Sally

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  102. This is fabulous, I follow via email and Bloglovin'.
    Thanks Rhonda

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  103. Seems like the answer to a prayer. Feedly.

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  104. I follow you with email and would love to win this great lighting idea -- thanks for the chance to win!

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  105. I just found your blog today and signed up to follow by email and BL
    Karrie
    Ksmith8@emich.edu

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  106. This does seem like a great product, thank you for the review. I've just bought a kit, since I'm Canadian and therefore not eligible for your contest. Please be honest in your reason for this, though. There is no difference between the US and Canada vis-a-vis electrical systems so I guess you don't want to pay the extra postage, which is fair enough. It bothers me though, when Canadian readers (and there are a lot of us!) of Bloglovin' or other blog rolls are excluded from contests or events for spurious reasons.

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    1. thank you for your note. Over the last few years, I have been very fortunate in being given the chance to give away a number of items. It is a very rare occasion that the give away is for the U.S. only. Most of the give aways that I sponsor are shipped at my own expense. Just this past week, a package was sent to England and the cost, which I absorbed was $22.50. Quite often, people who comment are concerned about the shipping to another country, but I do my best to be fair to all who take the time to follow my blog. Inspired LED was very gracious to offer the product. I am very sorry that you are upset about the parameters of the give away. What I posted is what the company said to me, and that is the best I can do.

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  107. Wow! Those lights look cool! Love the amount of light they seem to put out.
    I follow via email...

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  108. Hello, I follow by email. This is great, and I personally love not having to mess with something that is battery powered.

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  109. After seeing this on your blog and else where, I really need this lighting on my Juki 2010q and will probably want it on my other machines. Here's hoping I win.

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  110. I am in need of this for my machines. Here's hoping I win. Thanks for the give away.

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  111. Thanks for introducing us to this. Please enter me, I follow by email.

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  112. You should ask Inspired to offer your followers a discount. I am sure after you announce the winner, there will be lots of folks looking to shop.

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  113. The kit looks wonderful! I follow you by email. Valerie C.

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  114. What a neat light !! I follow you on blogllovin , thank you

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  115. This sounds too good to be true. What is the price if I'm not the winner?

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    1. The entire lighting package is $30.00.

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  116. How nifty! I seem to never have enough light. I follow via wordpress reader.

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