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An after market LED system with clear and ultraviolet lighting.  Designed for your older model APQS machines that have fluorescent bulbs.

Easy to install and increases your viewing space while giving you the ease of great lighting for your work space.  

 

Please visit our site at http://www.mcautomationinc.com/led2

 

If you have any questions feel free to shoot us an email.  

 

Happy Quilting!

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I purchased the lights and just installed them.  They were very easy to install.  It did result in a retro fit for Mike but I think he'll easily come up with a solution for that.  I just had to cut th

If your model has only one plug on the left side of the head (for the handle controls) than the fluorescent bulb connection runs up behind the handle assembly and connects behind the front control pan

I've been wanting to try these new lights for a while now, but didn't feel free to spend the money. Recently my quilt guild gave me a surprise gift card for quilting the raffle quilt, and these lights

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Hi Shirley, yes to answer your question it does plug into the white connector (4 pin connector on the left side of head) that your current florescent tube light does now and will turn on and off with your machine power.  But, you also have a switch on the LED lighting system board that allows you to have the white, Ultraviolet (black light), or completely off (center position).  

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Mike 

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The LED2 was designed specifically for the APQS machines.  It provides over 40 white LEDs and 18 ultraviolet LEDs in a concentrated area directly under the head, either available by toggling the switch.  The in-line power supply plugs into the existing fluorescent connector so running an extension cord to a power supply plug, on a moving machine, isn't required.  

 

Add on LED strips is another good option.  Typically they require a splitter for each strip added at the power supply connection, so be sure to get those if you choose this direction.  These also do not plug into the existing fluorescent connector but must be run off the moving head to an extension cord (or a Laser receptacle on later models if you have it).  This is certainly another option but depends what your looking for.

 

Mike  

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Mike,

 

this is an interesting solution.  I like that you can switch to black light like you can on the newer machines.  How does the brightness compare to the brightness of the flourescent on the machine now.  I need good lighting but I HATE that florescent bar in my way.  It always obstructs my view and I'd love to get rid of it. 

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Thanks Heidi it was received, current shipping is running 3 weeks but I'm working on reducing that currently.  You will love the improved view and lighting.

 

Hi Cathy the light system does not interfere with the Micro-drive handle/bracket.  The light system slides in behind it, just under the head portion only. 

 

Thanks,

Mike

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I do have a question

 

The In-line 12vdc power, if purchased.  Does the battery in there ever need to be recharged? Or, what is the life expectancy if going that route?

I'm asking, because electrical is NOT my thing. LOL!!

 

Never mind. after re-reading, I answered my own question. The 2nd plug in to where the old fluorescent was. LOL!

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