drop lights



drop lights

Postby grumpyvette » November 26th, 2008, 5:06 pm

do your lights have a third lead, the ground? THEY SHOULD!!

and do you have all your garage electrical sockets on G.F.I circuits?
theres four BASIC DESIGNS in shop lights

incandecent
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http://www.gemplers.com/item/139495.html

your standard shop light bulb light, can burn or start fires at times and easily busted



LED
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http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/pc-1451 ... light.aspx

less light but far cooler temps and harder to break


flouresecent
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http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/pc-1231 ... l-975.aspx

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetai ... toview=sku

Ive used these for years


halogen

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http://store.summitracing.com/partdetai ... toview=sku

you can light your ciggaretes of theses suckers, NOT starting a fire with these, if you place them somplace stupid, is an accomplishment

Ive used those lights for almost 35 years and while Ive had them go BAD , short out or blow fuses and not work Ive never had one BURN??
G.F.I circuits will pop almost instantly when stupid malfunctions occure, which tends to minimize the fire threat, thats why I have EXCLUESIVELY 20 amp 110 volt G.F.I recepticals in the garage on the 110 volt access points
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: drop lights

Postby grumpyvette » May 24th, 2011, 3:37 pm

what drop lights do you gentlemen find to be about ideal?

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the ones with easily breakable bulbs are a fire hazard at times, hot and easily busted, and the bulbs don,t tend to last long and broken glass under the cars a P.I.T.A.

most of the LED versions don,t really impress me with the light they produce, the lamps on the stands like depicted above produce a great deal of heat and you can get burnt plus they are not easy to use in some applications
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http://www.harborfreight.com/fluorescen ... 92079.html
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these go on sale for $9 frequently and at that price are a decent value
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Re: drop lights

Postby 66chev » May 24th, 2011, 6:14 pm

I use the cordless LED, your right that the light they produce isn't as good as other lights but I don't miss the cord at all. Plus I can easily take it out of the shop and use it elsewhere.
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Re: drop lights

Postby Indycars » May 24th, 2011, 6:22 pm


What's the battery life like ? How long to charge ?
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Re: drop lights

Postby 66chev » May 24th, 2011, 6:27 pm

I've had the LED for about a year and a half still on the original battery, still going strong and I beat the snot out of it. Another thing I like about is it doesn't throw off much heat. I plug it in at night so its always charged.
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Re: drop lights

Postby Indycars » May 24th, 2011, 6:34 pm

66chev wrote:I've had the LED for about a year and a half still on the original battery, still going strong and I beat the snot out of it. Another thing I like about is it doesn't throw off much heat. I plug it in at night so its always charged.

Thanks for the input ! No telling how many times I've burned the back of my arm, so no heat is big plus !
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