Have you been looking for the perfect magnifying lamp? This one comes pretty close to perfect with it's versatility and 2x magnification. The LED lamp can be battery operated or plug it in with the power cord. Do you need a floor stand option, this one does that or converts to a table top model if that is what you need. This magnifier seems like just what the doctor ordered for stitching on small or large mesh. When your stitching is good it looks GREAT and when it is bad well we will just leave that alone.... Here is what you should know about magnifying lamps: 1) When it is not in use keep it covered! No smoking canvases allowed. Magnifying lights can be a huge fire risk if not kept covered. 2) Take time to look at some stitches "outside" the light to see the "light". Some stitches such as French knots, gathered stitch and ribbon work need to be assessed for their size and effectiveness with out the magnification. 3) Watch the health of your back, neck and shoulders. Assess your "nest" and make sure that your working in good body alignment. Periodically get up and move your arms and legs to keep the creative juices flowing. Happy Stitching!