I have a 5ft tall up lighter to add to my room lighting and it works really well. But I used to have a little light that clipped to my nail station which was great. Wasn't a halogen but both my lamps have daylight simulation bulbs in them so you don't get so much yellow.
Pant's! Didn't think of the heat of the halogen! Lol
I have a daylighter that I use for L & P and manicures and the prep before I use the gel's. But I can't use the daylight one when I come to work with the gel's as it sets them............I will hunt for a nice uplighter. That sounds like it could work well. I have a spot in the corner behind my desk where it could go. Thanks again for your replys