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Old 11-14-2017, 11:57 AM   #1
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What are you guys using for lighting up your work areas? I always used the crappy tripod halogens and their days are over. Bulbs too hot and don't last. The tripods get shaken apart riding in the van.

I need to think about quality LED lights. Cordless would be even better as I would not have to fool with cords etc, trying to always be efficient. But that of course is offset but having to charge batteries daily.
The Milwaukee tripod LED lights look good, the new ones take a battery and a cord, very very pricey.

What are others using, and happy with?
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Got a couple different true view Milwaukee lights.

Don't have many times I need to light up an area. I'm almost always in after power so it's more if I just need a little extra light

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I've only used it a hand full of times since I got it. I'm planning on using it later this afternoon. I don't have the Festool tri-pod yet.

I like it.

Plenty bright. It lit up a large backyard nicely that I was working in this summer. When I was using it to light up a small furnace room I was working in, I didn't feel any extra heat.

It says it will start to dim down and cool itself off if it gets too hot. I've only used it a few hours at a time, this hasn't been long enough to see this happen. Neither indoors or out.
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I've used a rechargeable B&D spotlight a lot. 2 setting, 1W and 3W, I think.

$25-35, but they aren't rugged. One just broke falling off a roof.
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I've tried all kinds of lighting and I still like the Tripod halogens best. Yeah, they get hot, yeah, they're a pain to set up, but, they give the best, most intense light for painting. I've tried the LED's but they just don't put out enough light in my opinion. They sit unused in my garage. I hear good things about WOBBLE lights, but, they are very expensive.
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Interior work I still use corded. I agree there is nothing as good as 500W of halogen, but I switched to clamp on with 60W equivalent bulbs. I have a tote I keep them in, along with a power strip. Half the time I just clamp them on to the tote, the rest of the time I clamp them onto a stand.

I still think halogen is better.
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Check out the Ridgid cordless lights. I don't have any, yet. They have the tripod, which is identical to the Milwaukee tripod. I really like their flood light.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-H...221B/207041053

The sides fold up for storage and transportation. They also fold around to the sides, to spread the light out. You can adjust the brightness.

Like I said, I don't own them, yet. I've looked them over and had them lit up, in the store.
It will be more than halogen lights, but it will be worth it to me. No more cords dragging around. No more looking for outlets (new construction can be a pain to get cords to where you need them). I also think the light distribution will be better. Normal halogen flood lights tend to hot spot areas.
We have been using florescent ones, instead of the halogen. I like the light, but bulbs are expensive and you still have to plug them in. When I say expensive, they last a long time, until someone knocks them over.
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While this isn't rechargeable or on a stand, this little light which I've had over a year has been indispensable for spot area work & smaller rooms. Got it at menards, about $35 for 2500 lumens and it's proven to be a sturdy little compact that holds together and takes abuse. Something like this you can always use. They also have a two-stage for twice that ( which I would probable get instead, looking back) and rechargeables and more at the store that I don't see on their site so I won't post a link.

I can't speak on their tree lights or how well they stand up.

When I consider loaning out my old halogens, with those that weren't aware leaving paper or other flammables laying near them hot, or being left on all night unattended, etc. there is no way they are worth the risk. Besides, the hassle of bulbs that aren't cheap to begin with...
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The 400 watt MH wobble light is the best lighting I have ever used. I bought mine in 2012 and it's been nothing but flawless. I leave it for my subs on certain projects and everyone loves it. Only flaw is it has too cool down if it gets unplugged, takes about 10 mins to come back on. They are not lying when the say 100ft lighting range.
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The Milwaukee tripod LED lights look good, the new ones take a battery and a cord, very very pricey.

What are others using, and happy with?
I've been using a cheapo corded led light and has done well.
The Makita corded /cordless is on my list, but like you said the price is very high.
Super cool if its plugged in and the breaker goes it automatically switches to the battery.
The light output looks better on the Milwaukee
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I have a couple of these that work very well for corded lights. Albeit a little fragile in some ways, I have knocked them over too many times, and only broken one which was fixable.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-5-...-24W/203455015

Cordless at this time is ruled by Milwaukee and I have an M12 Rover I LOVE! It is my go to light for many jobs. Months ago I bought an M18 light with a 5.0 battery free that absolutely rocks. 110v power when need be too. They recently released or are about to release an M18 rover I am probably going to pickup at some point.

Color temperature is important and both got Husky and Milwaukee got it right as I am sure others have too.
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I've only used it a hand full of times since I got it. I'm planning on using it later this afternoon. I don't have the Festool tri-pod yet.

I like it.

Plenty bright. It lit up a large backyard nicely that I was working in this summer. When I was using it to light up a small furnace room I was working in, I didn't feel any extra heat.

It says it will start to dim down and cool itself off if it gets too hot. I've only used it a few hours at a time, this hasn't been long enough to see this happen. Neither indoors or out.
I have to ask what you paid for that led light...

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I have to ask what you paid for that led light...
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That could be why I like it so much. The price was PERFECT!

It was my CT/Festool Giveaway winnings!

As I said, I've haven't used it very much yet. I was using it yesterday in a small space and was sitting pretty close to it and it didn't heat me up.

I'm not sure yet if I would give the 3 Benjamins they are asking for it. I'll let you know as time goes on and see if becomes one of those tools you can't live without.

That puts things into a priceless category.


I'm finding that I like the Festool Dust-Extractor I have. Small enough to carry around easily and has good suction.
And I think it was Calidecks-Mike that gave the bag re-use tip.
Not sure if it's "Priceless" yet.
But I got it.
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Wobble lights or string lights
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Thanks for all the replies, I got to check out the Rigid light yesterday, I like it.
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The Milwaukee tripod LED lights are really good. i used these for my workplace.

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Syslight Duo.

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Syslight Duo.

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I ruined my syslite, doesn't fare so well sitting in water.

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I ruined my syslite, doesn't fare so well sitting in water.

Need to buy another one.

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