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Old 12-16-2016, 08:37 PM   #61
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Festool Helping Light The Way For Santa!


We start at 8 and end at 3:30, so we generally don't use lights. That said, even at 2pm on a cloudy enough day sometimes I can barely see layout lines and keep a little flashlight around for that.

I think I'm going to get a good headlamp for those situations in the future; I just hate blinding my coworkers when I look at them.

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Old 12-16-2016, 10:34 PM   #62
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Normally I end up using a headlamp I keep in my truck or holding a little LED flashlight in my teeth. A few times Ive lost my flashlight and ended up using the little light on my cell phone.

Ive got a 18v dewalt light I use sometimes if I remember where I left it. I had a nice halogen worklamp but somehow it ended up at my dads apartment building he is working on along with my 8ft ladder he has had there for years. I gave up ever seeing either of those again.
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been wanting to get a wobble light for a while but haven't bit the bullet and got one yet. so right now just use various led lights
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I use an led stand light and several different kinds of Dewalt portable lights for tighter areas.

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I thought about this light again today. Im working a good hour or so everyday in the dark. The painters have a nice led light and in my work area I grabbed my little halogen.

The worst hassle was the light has less than a foot of cord so I cant just put it next to an outlet and plug it in.
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I have been fighting lack of lighting and limited outlets on my present basement job, only one window and it's an egress. 2 months and the electricians finally got it done today.

I don't do much exterior work but interiors are a constant battle. I prefer to work in the lighting used when the project is finished with portable lighting as needed but that's rarely possible.
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I use old halogen lights. Either melt something on them or burn myself trying to reposition them. Mumble a few choice words under my breath . . . repeat as may times as needed.
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1.Place a stand mounted work light in every room in the house you need to... , 2. We do the rough in work and other tasks not requiring complete detail for the first few hours, then move on to the trim etc. when the light improves.

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I pretty much use all LED's or Fluorescent's any more but don't miss the days of using the 500/1000W tripod lights that were horrible to transport, the light were expensive and super fragile and they were pretty much a huge fire risk!!! Technology is rad and these LED are amazing, haven't seen this syslite in action but I'm sure i will be blown away. Thanks so much for the chance to win. Happy Holidays and good luck to every body who entered....
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We used to use powered lights but since I gave such hefty Christmas bonuses this year the power will be shut off soon. We will be lighting our offices and jobs with the new festool light Cricket is gonna give us! Lol
Merry Christmas and may the odds be in your favor everyone!


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Tonight I was trying to hide and do Christmas projects and had to do it outside the shop so family saw projects inside and thought nothing which meant I needed lights I ended up using the flood lights on the ambulance but something less than 20k lbs would be useful...
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I use old halogen lights. Either melt something on them or burn myself trying to reposition them. Mumble a few choice words under my breath . . . repeat as may times as needed.
when I was a kid my dad was working on something, I think a old tractor and he has some kind of halogen lamp going with no lens so the bulb was exposed. It was winter so I had gloves on and the bulb looked so cool and I had to touch it. I stuck my finger in there and as soon as my glove hit that bulb the finger on my glove vaporized.
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Daylight doesn't effect us at work as much as it does after work. I tend to stay home hunkered by the fire with a bourbon or scotch but summer time will squeeze in a motorcycle ride or beach time.
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I never leave home without my headlight which is neatly ziptied to my hard hat, along with my Milwaukee marker and pencil. If more light is needed we will run some temp lights if needed. Merry Holidays you filthy animals

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Closed while I remove anything unrelated and do the giveaway. I will open this back up shortly.
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Congratulations to our winners!

Both of you will receive the SysLite DUO Plus Work Light 769967!

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I've been know to use the old over the vanity bathroom fixture I removed on a scrap 2x4 stand with a sacrificial extension cord when I stayed on a job longer than originally planned. Otherwise, I just use a basic halogen work light when planning on working into the dark. Come on big money -- Daddy needs a new work light!
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Tonight I was trying to hide and do Christmas projects and had to do it outside the shop so family saw projects inside and thought nothing which meant I needed lights I ended up using the flood lights on the ambulance but something less than 20k lbs would be useful...
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I guess i should have sounded more desperate

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Congratulations to our winners!

Both of you will receive the SysLite DUO Plus Work Light 769967!

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Now there is NO reason to come home early when the sun starts to set.
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Frank and Deck, congratulations. Just to let yall know, that would make the prefect Christmas gift to an electrician in Tx.

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Frank and Deck, congratulations. Just to let yall know, that would make the prefect Christmas gift to an electrician in Tx.

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