I like having plenty of light when I work. When Linda and I were out shopping at garage sales I found a box of three simple lamps for a couple dollars. These lamps are pretty cheap and you can pick them up at Walmart or Home Depot for about $5 each.
Put 23 Watt CFLs (100 Watt equivalent), clip the lamps onto the box and plug them all into the same extension cord and now you have a Box of Light. :-)
Our bedroom light isn't the brightest, so when Linda was painting I used them to brighten up the room.
We have also used them before while working in the side yard at night.