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  • trouble light

    what do you use as I am tired of the junk light I got from harbor freight ?

    cord or cordless recommendations wanted......

    thanks, Keith
    34 FORD coupe...Cleveland POWERED https://mustangsandmore.vbulletin.ne...ilies/cool.png

    it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

    Keith

  • #2
    Keith,
    I hear ya. I looked high and low and finally located what I wanted. I don't recall where I bought it from though.
    What I got was: a corded trouble light equipped with a three prong plug resecepticle in the handle and with a plastic bulb cage. The plastic cage doesn't get so hot as to burn you skin as a metal cage would. The cage was orange inside and out, so I spray painted the inside of the bulb cage silver for better light reflectivity. It takes a 75-watt standard screw-in, rough-use bulb.

    Ryan
    Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. - Henry Ford

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    • #3
      I need a new one too since the one I have every time I bump it the bulb blows out.
      Mike & Robin Grentus
      69 Mustang Coupe (project & future toy)
      08 Escape 4X4 (spare)
      00 Ranger Extd Cab 4X4 (my DD)
      99 Explorer Sport (wife's DD)
      14 Kawasaki Vulcan (wife's toy)
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      • #4
        I have been using a 6" fluorescent for years. I think I bought it at Walmart. It has served me well, but the clear cover has gotten so scratched and dirty it's starting to cut down on the light output. Next one I buy will be LED for sure. I have a 6" LED that I keep in the truck, I have used that thing for hours at a time, have only put in one set of batteries. It's a Bell and Howell brand, somebody gave it to me one Christmas. It's twice as bright as my fluorescent, and doesn't have an aggravating cord to deal with getting unplugged every time you move it. I'm going to pick up two or three more LED lights when I think about it, maybe another 6", a 12" and maybe even a 2' or 3' one. Had a guy use a 3' under my truck one night on a service call, man, it was like daylight under there! One that big would be good for under the car work where you need to see a large area.

        I've also got one of those 8 LED head strap lights, sometimes I'll put it on, sometimes I just use it like a flashlight. IMHO, LED is the way to go anymore.
        ----1999 F150 XLT Lariat Super Cab 4X4 5.4----
        -----1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 5.0-----
        -----2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4----
        " Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you" Steve L.

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        • #5
          I use an old fashioned caged trouble light that I put a LED bulb in it years ago. In addition to staying cool, an unexpected bonus was that it doesn’t break if I drop it or bump it into something.
          '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '18 Edge SEL AWD

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          My Sprint's restoration progress
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          • #6
            I have a plastic caged light with a cord from harbor junk. the hook keeps coming out so it falls & the bulb will not stay tight ....

            I am leaning toward buying one of these 2 lights ......https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-La...WLLG/206031017


            https://www.amazon.com/Neiko-Cordles...SIN=B0786SDZ1K

            Keith
            34 FORD coupe...Cleveland POWERED https://mustangsandmore.vbulletin.ne...ilies/cool.png

            it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

            Keith

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            • #7
              I like that stick light, but only 4 hours on full power? Seems low to me. My little Bell and Howell ran probably 50 hours before I had to change batteries. It takes 3 AA batteries.
              ----1999 F150 XLT Lariat Super Cab 4X4 5.4----
              -----1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 5.0-----
              -----2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4----
              " Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you" Steve L.

              "Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America". President Donald J. Trump

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              • #8
                Much to my surprise, the bulb in my trouble light that seems to have lasted forever is a CFL.



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                '70 Mach 1 - '72 Sprint - '94 F-150 XL -'97 E-150 - '18 Edge SEL AWD

                My Mach's restoration progress
                My Sprint's restoration progress
                ”Mercy for the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.” ~ Adam Smith

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                • #9
                  Keith, let us know which one you buy & how it is.
                  Mike & Robin Grentus
                  69 Mustang Coupe (project & future toy)
                  08 Escape 4X4 (spare)
                  00 Ranger Extd Cab 4X4 (my DD)
                  99 Explorer Sport (wife's DD)
                  14 Kawasaki Vulcan (wife's toy)
                  M&M Member #- 890
                  MCA #- 4549
                  My 69 Coupe build album
                  http://www.newyorkmustangs.com/forum...cs-t15096.html

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere View Post
                    Much to my surprise, the bulb in my trouble light that seems to have lasted forever is a CFL.



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                    Me Too! The only time it breaks is on a SERIOUS drop! I think I've had to change it only 3 or 4 times in 15 years! Still gets kinda warm, but nowhere near as hot as an old school incandescent!

                    And while LED lamps can "seem" really bright, many seem to miss certain parts of the visible spectrum, making that brightness almost fake and less useful!

                    Just My $.02 & Likely Worth A Whole Lot Less!
                    Gene
                    To quote my big brother: "Gettin' Old Ain't For Sissies"
                    '68 coupe/5.0/T5
                    '69 F250
                    '56 Chebbie 3200 P/U
                    '03 Miata (wife's ride)

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                    • #11
                      If you are talking about 120 volt LED lights, there are different color ranges for them. I have been replacing the bulbs in my house as they blow with LED's, I noticed one box I bought was more of a bluish-white light than the others, which were more yellowish like an incandescent. When I put the first one in the house, I was amazed at how much better the lighting was, I could see things that were shadowy before. I'm sold on them, electricity savings or not, I'm going full LED as my others blow.
                      ----1999 F150 XLT Lariat Super Cab 4X4 5.4----
                      -----1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 5.0-----
                      -----2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4----
                      " Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you" Steve L.

                      "Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America". President Donald J. Trump

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                      • #12
                        we stopped at Lowes yesterday for a few items & I looked at the lights there. this caught my eye so I will try it out.
                        I will still be buying a standard type trouble light with an outlet on it like my harbor junk unit.......

                        https://postimg.cc/XpQWM8s8

                        hangs with a hook or magnet & is rechargeable, much brighter than what I have now !

                        Keith
                        34 FORD coupe...Cleveland POWERED https://mustangsandmore.vbulletin.ne...ilies/cool.png

                        it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

                        Keith

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                        • #13
                          I have been using fluorescent ones for years but lately have just been using a headlamp for most things.
                          Rick Stevens
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