The overall cost of this is about $250 (the bulk of this is the LED and switch technology).
However, This should last about 50,000 hours and doesn't get blazing hot while you're working by it.
It's also energy efficient and draws about 10 Watts of power on a 12V plug in adapter.
And so... I present... the White Balance Light!!!
Step 1: The Supplies
I was able to purchase all of the LED supplies online at www.elementalled.com
Dual Slide Switch
Two one foot sections of White Balance Strip lights
Plug in Power Supply
4-Wire extension Wire
All of the components for the structure of the lamp, I got from various locations
Piano Lamp Shade (works best with the strip light)
Flexible Lamp arm (from a previously owned broken lamp)
Lamp Bracket (from a harware store)
Light Switch Face Plate ( Hardware Store)
Wooden Base (A wooden serving tray from IKEA)
Step 2: Assembly
Step 3: Wiring & Connections
Some soldering is necessary but maybe you can find an easier way to it!
The strip light has a sticky backing and sticks in easily. I used two strips for added brightness.
Be sure to try out the functionality before you get too far into assembly.
Adhere the strip after soldering the connections.
Attach the switch and make sure all connections are secure,
Screw switch and Switch plate into place.
This is only a suggestion for this set-up, but use your imagination and you'll find something that will work for you.