When you are trying to look closely at something to see if there are flaws or to get a good look at the surface of the item, it can be tough to really see it clearly. One simple solution is to turn on a light and allow it to help you see the surface of the item you are looking at more clearly. Stop squinting and straining and let the light do the work for you.
Lighting The Way
It is pretty common that people don't turn on a light when they are looking at something. Even when they are having a hard time seeing it, they reposition the item, the look closer, and they might even get too frustrated and give up on looking at it at all. The truth is, the best way to see fine detail on an item, is to add additional lights to the work area. You might find you can read the marking on it much better if you have a good source of light.
What Should I get For Work Lights
For most people, this is a matter of personal choice and there are so many options available online and in large retailers that finding the right one for you should not be too hard. Whatever you get, it needs to be bright enough to light the item up without damaging the product in any way. Small floodlights are a good place to start but remember, a little light goes long ways. There are small lights, big lights, and everything in between but the best light with the adjustability you want is going to be an LED. They are tough and bright and stay very cool while in use. They also come in many different styles so getting one that will work for you shouldn't be too hard.
Handheld Flashlights and Penlights
If you are using a flashlight or in small inspection light, opt for one with LEDs instead of a standard light bulb. LEDs are much tougher and more resilient than standard lighting is and a small light can make all the difference in the world and having one hand is convenient as well. In fact, one popular tool amount product inspectors are the inspection penlight. There are many manufacturers making these so do a search online and locally to find one. These little lights can be handy for looking at small print, inspecting the inside of something, or just having one handy in case you need that extra lighting while you are working.