Okay now. Confession time: maybe my “episode” of yesterday caused my eyes to think the second stand light I bought was inadequate. I just used it and ‐ voilà! ‐ it seems to be okay. (Or maybe I just wanted to use the word “voilà”?) It’s still not perfect of course. For instance, I played a couple of wrong notes. OBVIOUSLY the stand light’s fault. (Duh.) But I think this thing will suffice and I am hoping it also means that all reeds will be good reeds.

I can dream, can’t I?

… and since the update comes before the original blog you’d better read on to know what the heck I’m going on about here. Yes? Here ’tis:

For the second time I have purchased a stand light that isn’t adequate. The first I purchased, Mighty Bright XtraFlex Duet Super LED Music Stand Light, burned out quickly, and I can’t seem to open it up to replace the batteries. The second, the GigLight Music Stand Light, has an adapter so I don’t have to rely on batteries. But it’s not bright enough for my taste.

Anyone out there have a light they think is the answer? Preferably something that can run with batteries but includes an adapter.

Do tell!

As you ponder this tough question, enjoy a bit of music:


  1. OMG! Those guys are really tight. It doesn’t get better than that.

    Thanks, Patty (and did you notice, not a stand light in sight…)

  2. Yep, Bob … one of the first things I did was look for stand lights!